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Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: Muslims cannot be integrated into European society

Submitted by Sully (United States), Feb 26, 2006 at 13:00

Mexican immigrants don't present a risk they way Muslim immigrants do because they don't hold a worldview that demands death or submission from those who don't share their religion. In this regard the U.S. is very fortunate in the makeup of its illegal immigrant population.

That doesn't mean that unlimited immigration, especially unregulated illegal immigration, is desirable or will add to the well being of the existing population of the U.S or any country. Mexicans (and other desirable immigrants) who come to the U.S. should be admitted legally in accordance with a well thought out sense of how many immigrants the country needs and can comfortably absorb. Immigrants no more "deserve" admission to a country than a random traveler "deserves" admission to the spare bedroom of a private home.

Would be Muslim immigrants are a special case because most, if not all, believing Muslims hold to a creed which openly or covertly seeks to overcome the U.S. secular culture and eventually eliminate or subjugate all who do not embrace Islam. Muslims should no more be admitted to the U.S. than avowed Nazis. To carry forward the home analogy above, admitting Muslim immigrants is comparable to inviting a cobra to share your children's bedroom.


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