Articles,Books,Videos Reviewed Susan Freis Falknor on 26 Jan 2017 04:49 pm
“We are bringing this enemy here on air-conditioned planes as legal refugees, legal guest workers, legal green-card holders, legal students, legal entrepreneurs, and legal professors and preachers.” – Leo Hohmann
In his new book, Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and Resettlement, veteran investigative reporter Leo Hohmann cuts through the gaslighting that has obscured the dark side of the refugee resettlement program and some other avenues of legal immigration.
This book couldn’t be more relevant to where we are right now, as president Trump begins strong actions on immigration and refugee reforms.
During the campaign candidate Trump made the sensible suggestion to halt the flow of refugees from countries with Jihadist violence, until “we figure out what is going on.”
He demanded that we do a better job of screening immigrants to keep out Jihadists and to favor those who love America and its values.
In his inaugural address, he vowed to hire American – which logically would include stopping the replacement of American workers with cheap foreign labor through the H1-B and H-2B visa programs.
Refugee Resettlement — A “Rigged System?”
Most encouraging, however, Trump also has a pretty good track record of calling out rigged systems.
And, as Hohmann describes it, much of the legal immigration system is rigged against American workers.
First, we have no say in picking the pool of potential refugees. The United Nations does this, habitually leaving behind persecuted Christians. Nine American voluntary agencies are paid for resettlement services by the head – with millions of dollars at stake.
But, despite the nominal religious affiliation of six of the nine voluntary agencies – such as the U.S. Conference of Bishops and World Church Services – local resettlement actions tend to occur quietly, to the point of secrecy. Rarely does a receiving community have a chance fully to learn about resettlement plans, or to debate the issues involved in bringing in this new source of often-unassimilable cheap labor.
Further, as a condition of doing business, these government funded programs operate under a gag rule against Christians sharing their faith with Muslims.
“An Entirely Different Beast”
Hohmann argues that, since major rule changes in 1980, the refugee program has fundamentally changed from a humanitarian attempt to protect people displaced by a “well-founded fear of persecution” based on religious, political, or ethnic identity — and “evolved into an entirely different beast.”
“The humanitarian face of the refugee movement is not what it seems. Behind that veneer, in which some very needy people are brought to America, is what actually amounts to an invasion of sharia-adherent Muslims who have absolutely no intention of assimilating into our society and respecting American values of individual freedom, equality of women, tolerance of homosexuals, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion.”
Hohmann is concerned not only about “‘radical’ Islam, but regular mainstream Islam — the kind that teaches jihad and sharia as spelled out in the Quran and the hadith. It is true that only certain Muslims take the principles of jihad seriously enough to attack us, but let’s not kid ourselves and say Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance.”
Hohmann states that “51 percent of American Muslims would prefer to have their own sharia courts outside the legal system ruled by the U.S. Constitution. Worse, nearly a quarter believe that the use of violent jihad is justified in establishing sharia.” (Sharia — click here — is the Islamic code which includes subjugation of women, harsh physical punishments, and total Islamic domination of society.)
Hohmann warns — look to Europe to see our future if we do not change course now.
A Handy Road Map for Action
Hohmann brings some special qualities to the work: clear writing, first-hand experience covering the stories of particular immigrant-seed communities, the insight to draw wider significance out of these stories, and an easy familiarity with the work of other pioneers in exposing the threat, as documented in his many footnotes.
The book is a quick education, a wake-up call, and a call to action.
And, in its final pages it is also a call to prayer.
By Trump’s election, we may have dodged a bullet in halting near-uncontrolled immigration, but we still have Muslim communities with little interest in assimilating and an Islamist leadership bent on superseding the American Constitution with sharia law.
Hohmann’s recommendations on how to respond are even more apt now.
Hohmann tells us first to get our minds right:
- Learn about how the refugee settlement program works, how it actually affects American communities, and “how it is profit-motivated while presenting itself as part of a false humanitarianism.”
- In all forums – from interfaith dialogues to Facebook – fight gag rules on factual discussions of the ways that traditional Islamic doctrine is directly opposed to our rights of free speech and religion.
- Resist the big lies:
- Refuse to accept arguments about a moral equivalency between Islam and Christianity.
- Reject out of hand the proposition that the Christian faith is equally guilty in turning to violence. Stop apologizing for the Crusades!
- Do not accept the argument that poverty or lack of opportunity is the root cause of Jihad.
- Expose the falsehoods of labels like “bigot,” “racist,” or “Islamophobic.” Insist that political narratives about our motives “stand up to the facts.”
He also urges readers to take political action:
- “Resist the secret planting of refugees that are hostile to America and are impossible to fully vet.”
- Become activists in your community. Insist on accountability from local and state officials on any new resettlement plans. Push for details on numbers and costs involved.
- Nationally, work for the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act.
In his closing pages, Hohmann makes a heartfelt call upon Christians to fight back against the spiritual challenge of leftism, globalism, and militant Islam.
- Continue to provide food, clothing, and shelter to needy refugees, but eliminate the gag rules on Christians.
- Reach out and share the “pure, authentic, unchanging gospel of Jesus Christ with those of other faiths.”
- Unmask the globalists as purveyors of a “counterfeit unity and a false peace.”
- Understand that lukewarm faith is no protection in a full-blown spiritual struggle.
- Wake up, stand up, and speak up.
Presenting many voices in this book, Hohmann most movingly quotes the words of Isik Abla, a former Muslim. Abla urges Christians to face the challenge — making use of the spiritual defenses handed down in our tradition:
“Get on your knees and start fasting together. Start putting together prayer groups. America, this is a serious battle…. I am calling you today, if you don’t have zeal, start praying. Say, ‘God I need zeal.’ I am praying for you, America, ‘Please God, give them zeal’.”