Parts of the U.S. and Canadian populations are now in a state of semi-hysteria over Donald Trump’s recent announcement that the U.S. will temporarily restrict the entry of refugees from Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries. Another order will block visas from being issued to people from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. According to a Reuters report, the “restrictions on refugees are likely to include a multi-month ban on admissions from all countries until the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security can make the vetting process more rigorous”.
Trump’s announcement is a legitimate response to Muslim attacks in a number of American cities (particularly Orlando, Florida and San Bernardino, California) as well as to similar attacks in Europe.
Before some Canadians and Americans descend into complete hysteria, they should all take a few tranquilizers and read the following link to an article by American scholar and researcher John Horvat 11 who provides some long-term perspective on the immigration issue. : “What does Saint Thomas Say About Immigration”
As early as the 1200’s, Saint Thomas Aquinas, who is recognized as one of Christianity’s and the West’s greatest theologians and philosophers, warned immigrant-receiving countries not to accept immigrants who would try to undermine their societies. Aquinas’s precedents came from Israel in Old Testament times.
Here is Saint Thomas’ reason for making this statement : “… if foreigners were allowed to meddle with the affairs of a nation as soon as they settled down in its midst, many dangers might occur since the foreigners not yet having the common good firmly at heart might attempt something hurtful to the people.”
For details on what Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote about immigration, see John Horvat’s article :
Both naive and informed Americans, Canadians and citizens of all Western countries should also read the following excerpt from a Muslim Brotherhood document written in the 1990’s and widely-circulated in the Western World.
THAT DOCUMENT BLUNTLY STATED THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’S SINISTER PLAN :
“THE PROCESS OF (MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD) SETTLEMENT (IN NORTH AMERICA) IS A CIVILIZATION-IJIHADIST PROCESS’ WITH ALL THE WORD MEANS. THE IKHWAN (MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD) MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THEIR WORK IN (IN NORTH AMERICA ) IS A KIND OF A GRAND JIHAD IN ELIMINATING AND DESTROYING THE WESTERN CIVILIZATION FROM WITHIN AND SABOTAGING ITS MISERABLE HOUSE”
Once again, to read all of John Horvat’s excellent article, click on the following link : http://www.returntoorder.org/2014/07/saint-thomas-say-immigration-2/