Monday, 17 December 2007

If the threat of assimilation is so great then why do Muslims immigrate to the West at all?

Oh right, that whole "Islam will dominate the world" thing.

I present a link to a National Post article concerning the death of Aqsa Parvez. I do not care to concern myself with this honor killing and use it as a bat to beat on the head of Islam, there are lots of blogs doing that already, but I do wish to address the issue of Muslim immigration.

The questions I have are if Islamic religious devotion is so important to these people then why do they immigrate to Canada in the first place? Why entertain the risk of losing your children to assimilation, an apparent crime punishable by death in the case of Aqsa Parvez? Is Muslim immigration sincere immigration or is it more of a missionary effort to bring Islam to the West and thus throughout the world? Given the behaviour and the views of some Muslims, both extremists and so called moderates, I can't help shake the feeling that Muslims are not that interested in introducing Canada to Islam but in bringing Islam to Canada.

Why would Muslims leave countries governed by Sharia law and come to Canada and work to get Sharia law recognized? Why do they concern themselves so much with transforming Canadian society so it is more agreeable with Islamic practices and beliefs? Why the concerted effort to build so many mosques across the country and in places that do not seem to warrant them, such as Newmarket Ontario, when the Islamic community is not well know for its affluence? Where is the money coming from? If it is so much easier to be pious and devout in a society ruled by Islam then why move to a society where one's piety and religious devotion will be challenged?

These are some questions Canadians should be asking themselves because Islam is not only a religion but it is also a political force with the potential to transform Canadian society into one totally unrecognizable to Canadians let alone feel comfortable living in. According to the latest census Middle Eastern immigration now out paces European immigration. When we speak of Middle Eastern immigration we have to understand it as Muslim immigration. Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in North America and that's because we are importing it. Muslims also report the highest birth rates in Canada hovering around 2.1 in relation to the national average of 1.5. To the point Muslim are out breeding the rest of Canadians which includes most immigrants groups as well.

I do not want to give the impression that Islam is something to fear but there are elements within Islam that should be. Most Muslims are like everybody else. They just want stable employment so that they can support themselves and their families. However it only takes a few to be a terrible nuisance on society and Muslim communities have this terrible knack for producing these people, these extremists, whether they are trying to or not. It's just a reality that Muslims and the West have to come to terms with.

So the ultimate question is are we, as Canadians, comfortable in allowing the transformation of our society, in part or in whole, into an Islamic one? If the answer is yes then do what most Canadians do even when they want to do something: nothing. If no then debate on Muslim immigration should be encouraged. We may need to place quotas on Muslim immigration so that Muslims do not exceed a certain percentage of the population or perhaps a moratorium on Muslim immigration altogether. The point of these suggestions is to allow Muslim immigration but deny them any means to transform Canadian society into an Islamic one and introduce Islamic beliefs into our legal and political systems. Some may be appalled by these suggestions but you have to understand that once Canadian society is changed it is hard to change it back once it is gone. And if you are quite content living in an Islamic society then there are a number of countries you can move to. May I suggest Saudi Arabia.


ERS said...

I don't know the answers to your questions. But when I was living and working in Jordan, hardly a day went by without me being asked how to go about emigrating to America. It's a complicated relationship nationals from the region have with the West. Those I know who preferred to emigrate to Canada over the U.S. wanted to do so because they viewed the former as richer in social programs and less rigorously work oriented.

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

PaxCanadiana said...

Thanks for the comment. It's nice to see people read this thing because personally I hate maintaining this blog.

The problem I have with what you said is that these people prefer to move to Canada and change the country to accommodate them instead of effecting change in their own countries to which such benefits would be broader.

It also reinforces what I have sensed in many immigrants in my encounters with them. These immigrants are in Canada for selfish reasons. They are not here because they love the country and desire to be Canadian. They come here because Canada offers a good "deal". If those are their true motives for coming to Canada then why should we allow them in at all?

Anonymous said...

Yup - that's it exactly. They come for selfish reasons. We have the same situation in England (and I speak as a non-white, but someone who was born here and have worked hard to get to where I am, and have parents who did the same). People come over and say how they hate it and want to live in a particular way in accordance with their religion - well, then why come over? Because they can get away with it - and there are so many incentives in the form of welfare payments, free medical treatment, higher standard of living, freedom to express opinions (no matter how incendiary).

Anonymous said...

I have lived and worked in the Middle East, most countries in Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA. Muslim immigration is not wanted in any of these countries. However, the value systems prevent them from discriminating against Muslims. Hence, the Muslims take advantage, colonize and change their societies. Indians do the same. During my time in the UAE, which is Muslim, I saw more prostitution, alcoholism, scams and corruption than I ever saw in non Muslim countries. These people talk a good picture, but they are the most racist, discriminatory and corrupt people you will ever meet. Canada doesnt need them, but I believe there are already so many in the country, they are now a political force and cant be tamed. Hence, Canada will go the same way as some European countries with the home grown Candians becoming a visible minority and Sharia law inevitably working its way into the system. The reason this law is so popular is it is made by man for man and severly penalizes women. This is a stone age system, but so is Moslem mentality. The countries I mentioned earlier would all wind the clock back if they could and not let the first immigrant from the Moslem world step on their shores. I note Australia is now going through a massive Indian influx and it is causing upheaval.