The Trojan Horse of Terrorism

In a March 7, 2017 story by Dan Bilefsky, headlined “Hungary Approves Detention of Asylum Seekers in Guarded Camps,” the New York Times reported that “Europe’s simmering backlash against immigration came into sharp relief on Tuesday when the Hungarian Parliament approved the detention of asylum seekers in guarded and enclosed camps on the country’s southern border, in what human rights advocates called a reckless breach of international law.”

According to the Times, “Prime Minister Viktor Orban justified the measure on the grounds that it would secure the European Union’s borders from migrants and act as a powerful deterrent against migration, which he called the ‘Trojan horse of terrorism.’ ”

The Prime Minister is quoted as saying, “We are under siege. The flood of migration has slowed down but has not stopped.  Laws apply to everyone.  This includes those migrants who want to cross Hungary’s border illegally.  This is the reality, which cannot be overruled by charming human rights nonsense.”

Unfortunately, it is “charming human rights nonsense” that now informs immigration policy on the political left in the United States, just as it has in most Western European nations. While liberals and Democrats oppose any and all limitations on immigration from majority Muslim countries… in the apparent hope that American Muslims will repay the favor by becoming a reliable Democratic voting bloc… even they express concern over the potential for isolated terror attacks in the near term.  What apparently escapes their attention is the clearly stated long term goal of Muslim migration: the complete domination of Islam over all the nations of the world.

In his first speech before a joint session of Congress on February 28, President Trump paused, gazed directly into the camera, and carefully enunciated words that Barack Obama famously refused to utter. He said, “Our obligation is to serve, protect, and defend the citizens of the United States… We are also taking strong measures to protect our nation from radical Islamic terrorism.”

However, as appealing and as essential as that resolve might be, by focusing only on the unspeakable atrocities of radical Islamists, we run the risk of overlooking or downplaying what is an even more deadly and more pervasive long term threat: the danger of what Hungarian Prime Minister Orban referred to as the “Trojan horse of terrorism,” the unfettered flow of Muslim migrants and refugees across international frontiers into the Western world.

In his book, Slavery, Terrorism, and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat, Dr. Peter Hammond explains something that every Christian, every Jew, and every other non-Muslim on the face of the Earth must understand… which is that Islam does not qualify as a religion in the normally accepted sense of the word.  Instead, as a complete legal, political, economic, social, and military system with a religious component, the West’s dangerous flirtation with multiculturalism can only be described as “charming human rights nonsense.”  And while most non-Muslims worry about the possibility of being murdered in an isolated “lone wolf” terror attack, they all but ignore the long term implications of Muslim expansionism.    

Dr. Hammond explains the process of “stealth jihadism” carried out by muhajirs, or Muslim immigrants.  He tells us that “Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.  When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.”

In his May 8, 2015 treatise, titled, Islam, Interreligious Dialogue, and Evangelization, Andre Villeneuve, Ph.D. of Saint John Vianney Seminary, describes the ecumenical schizophrenia displayed by the Catholic Church in their approach to Islam in just the past two decades.  He quotes Pope Benedict XVI in his Regensburg Lecture of September 12, 2006.  Benedict quoted the 14th century Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus, who said, “Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”

However, Villeneuve goes on to describe a contrary view held by the current prelate, Pope Francis. He writes, “After praising the commitment to prayer, faith, devotion, and ethical values of many Muslims, (Pope) Francis encourages Christians to adopt a welcoming attitude towards the increasing number of Muslim immigrants in traditionally Christian countries, while asking for a reciprocal freedom of worship for Christians living in Muslim countries.”

Reciprocal freedom of worship? It is, at best, a naive pipedream.  While a few majority Muslim nations have tolerated Christian congregations in their midst, many of those Christians are now victims of genocide.  To expect that those attitudes will ever change is worse than naïve… it is dangerous and it is suicidal.

Christians are taught from early childhood to heed the words of Jesus in Matthew 5:39. In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, “But I say unto you, that ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”  As the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Francis is obliged to instruct his flock to “turn the other cheek.”  However, while that counter-intuitive advice may be valuable to me in a one-on-one relationship with my next door neighbor or a co-worker, just how far does it go? In other words, how are we to react when all of western civilization hangs in the balance?

On September 3, 2011, Swiss parliamentarian Oskar Freysinger, of the Christian Democratic People’s Party addressed some very important thoughts to a Berlin audience… thoughts that the American people would do well to hear and heed in 2017. He said, in part, “My dear Berlin friends, I come to you today as a neighbor and as a concerned friend…”

Referring to the rules imposed on non-Muslims living in majority Muslim nations, Freysinger said, “The dhimmi attitude of Europeans sustained a wound which must not heal over if the millennia-old European civilization is to survive, for Europe is more than a plot of land, more than a continent, more than the sum of its countries.  Europe is an idea, a cultural landscape, an intellectual space shaped by history.  Europe is the cradle of the modern constitutional state, the treasure house of human rights, of freedom of opinion and expression.

“This is ever more strongly endangered by the possibility that our political elite will bend their necks before (an Islamic) religious dogma that is alien to our intellectual history, our values, and our constitutional state. This dogma is gnawing away at the pillars of our system of laws, wherever it is allowed some space.  This dogma demands total obedience from its followers.

“They are in no case to integrate into our value system. That would be like treason and can even be punished with death.  They are expected to conquer our intellectual home, make the Western world subject.  Not with tanks, rockets, or riflemen.  Not through brutal revolution.  No, Islam is in no hurry.  It has an eternity.  A long process of softening up and leisurely occupation of our child-poor society is foreseen.  The Islamic doctrine is expected to gradually creep into everyday life and Fortress Europe will crumble from within.

“And what are we doing? We are allowing this violent doctrine, unhindered in cultural ghettos, to strain at toppling the nation of laws…  When women are beaten and whole city districts are taken over, we look the other way.  We believe we can soften the power hunger of the holy warriors with welfare money.  We believe we can buy peace! What lunacy!  No one fingers the Prophet’s beard.  Fanatics cannot be bought.  Germany should know that better than any country in the world…”

He concluded by saying, “If we lose this battle there will be no second chance, for Islam does not give back what it has conquered. So I summon all the humanists of this continent not to keep their heads in the sand and to resist the Islamic dogma’s drive to conquest.  Let us stand together and uncompromisingly insist upon the primacy of our civil law over any religious dogma.  Let us find our way back to our precious intellectual heritage.  Islam is only as strong as we are weak”

It is estimated that, by the end of this century, in the absence of some unforeseen divine intervention, Muslims will exceed 50 percent of the world’s population.  But long before that time, it is reasonable to assume that most of 21st century Western civilization will have become unraveled and our descendants will find themselves facing a squalid 7th century lifestyle. As Prime Minister Orban so aptly describes it, the current level of Muslim immigration into the West can best be described as the “Trojan horse of terrorism.”  Left unfettered, it can have no good end.  As matters now stand, we cannot assume that the Europe we have known and loved for many centuries, and from which our forbears emerged, will continue to exist beyond ten or twenty more years.

While Europe may be the “cradle of the modern constitutional state, the treasure house of human rights, of freedom of opinion and expression,” the United States is the laboratory in which those concepts were tested and proven. That fact, alone, gives Islamists all the justification they need to see us wiped from the face of the Earth.  There is far too much at stake to be gambled away in some “charming human rights” experiment, in a contest we cannot win.  And if we are so unwise as to invite the forces of Islam to coexist with us, on our own soil, then we too, like Europe, will crumble from within.

Paul R. Hollrah is a retired government relations executive and a two-time member of the U.S. Electoral College. He currently lives and writes among the hills and lakes of northeast Oklahoma’s Green Country.



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The Wall ..

President Trump says the wall will be built.  When I first heard him say that, I thought to myself … Good God!!! … a fence 1200 miles long!  Being a former cattle rancher who used to maintain 120 miles of fence, I kinda have a feeling for the problems. Then I got to thinking about the logistics and ciphering the cost.  I, like you, know that if the government makes it, it will cost orders of magnitude more than if I built it on the ranch … I wondered if I could make a profit on it.

Let’s see … 1200 miles at 5280 feet per mile = 6,336,000  feet.  We know that the government will spend billions for it, because everything they do costs billions, so … let’s see how much we have to pay for the material per billion dollars.  I always wanted to be a millionaire and a billion is a thousand times that much, a thousand million dollars … that makes a trillion a million million dollars.  Sounds like we are beginning to talk about real money.  But I digress, let’s see … divide a billion by 6,336,000 feet = $ 157.83 per foot.

I’m thinking a wall made of a concrete slab, probably re-inforced, say 15 foot by 20 feet, I suppose 6 inches thick.  That way you could bury it 3 feet in the ground and still have a formidable 12 foot high wall.  If you used reinforcing steel, you could extend it out of the slab so you could attach razor wire to it.  That ought make a pretty scary wall.

Our 15 by 20 slab (15 x 20 x 0.5) = 150 cubic feet or ( there’s 27 cubic feet per cubic yard) 150 divided by 27 = 5.6 cubic yards of concrete which will cost less than $100 per cubic yard = $ 560 for the slab.  By the time that we add reinforcement we can figure the cost of materials would be around $ 1000.  So far, the cost of the wall is $50 per foot.  Realistically, we can double the cost to pay for the labor.  That’s $ 1000 in labor to make and install 20 feet of wall.  We can add another $ 50 per foot for trenching and incidentals like the razor wire, if wanted.  That leaves $ 7.83 for profit, or ($ 7.83 x 6,336,000) = $ 49,610,880.  Looks like I should bid on the job if I want to become a millionaire.

However, we know that because this is a government job this will not be the cost … or profit.  Chances are that my costs here on the ranch are going to be too low for a government job.  The bureaucrats will probably double the thickness … double everything and bury the wall 6 feet deep to boot.  So we can see that the real cost will be in the area of 2 to 3 billion dollars, which by this old cowboy’s thinking would yield a tidy profit of about $150,000,000.

As I write this, the bureaucrats are telling the news pundits that the wall will cost from 12 to 15 billion dollars … which is still a pittance compared to Obama’s $ 787 billion infra-structure “shovel ready” spending.  Compare my outrageous profit above to that … it is 0.02% of his spending.  Kind of makes you think that everyone in government, elected official or bureaucrat, is either clueless or crooked, doesn’t it?  I wonder which!

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A Short “Honey-Do” List for Trump

Although Republican lawmakers were confronted with shouting, screaming mobs during their February recess, they have no one to blame but themselves… or one of their not-dry-behind-the-ears staffers who wouldn’t know a leftist political assault from a Girl Scout picnic.  Someone in their capital offices or in their district offices should have known that a George Soros/Barack Obama-linked organization called “Indivisible” planned to turn their town hall meetings into rowdy shouting matches.  Their goal was to create an impression that the congressman or senator was very unpopular with voters and they were somewhat successful in creating that impression.

Indivisible protesters claim a kinship with the Tea Party, but like almost everything else we hear from liberals and Democrats, those claims are totally without merit. For starters, it should be noted that Tea Party activists are all people who are for something, while liberals and Democrats, including the troublemakers of Indivisible, refuse to say what they’re actually for… other than the early departure of Donald Trump from the White House.

What that should tell us is that there are an awful lot of people in Washington with a “D” behind their names who have far too much free time on their hands. As our mothers used to caution us, “idle hands are the Devil’s play-things.”

It’s time that Donald Trump and congressional Republicans took off the gloves and played a little political hardball. They might want to give Obama and the Democrats something to think about by preparing a list of “honey-dos” guaranteed to hold the interest of Democrats.  For starters, Republican congressional leaders should announce plans for an audit of Obama’s 2009 stimulus program, a $787 billion boondoggle passed by Congress in February 2009.  What happened to the $787 billion that was to be spent on “shovel ready” projects when, by Obama’s own admission, they couldn’t find many “shovel ready” projects?  Once again, like much of what Democrats do, the stimulus was a solution in search of a problem.  Nevertheless, we do need to know exactly who walked off with nearly a trillion dollars of taxpayer money.

Now that Obama has let it be known that he’s ready to come out of retirement to lead a “shadow government,” Trump may want to lay a little trap for him as payback for the humiliation he suffered at the 2012 White House Correspondent’s dinner when Obama publicly ridiculed him for being a “birther.” The White House could hint that Trump, after several months in office, was considering inviting Obama back to the Oval Office for a general discussion on several knotty international and domestic problems.  However, in order to accommodate that discussion, it would be necessary to verify that Obama’s security clearance was up to date.  And when the White House staff found that Obama cannot pass the same Homeland Security E-Verify test that all green card applicants must pass in order to work in the United States… all E-Verify attempts using Obama’s name and Social Security number from his federal and state tax returns produce a “no match” response… they would quietly, and without fanfare, appear to drop the issue.

However, the White House press corps, always anxious to add another nail to Trump’s coffin, could be expected to press for an answer, fearful that Obama was being “dissed” by Donald Trump. The White House press secretary would then attempt to avoid the issue, saying that the idea was still “under consideration.”  But, as pressure built within the White House press corps for a Trump response, a carefully placed “leak” could let the story out.  Then, in Sean Spicer’s daily press briefing, he could finally be forced to “come clean.”  By that time, everyone in the country would know that President Trump would be unable to share classified information with Obama because he has been using a stolen Social Security number for many years and cannot qualify for access to confidential, secret, or top secret information.

Turning to the illegal immigration issue, the Trump administration should not delay plans to implement a cutoff of federal funding to cities and states that have declared themselves to be “sanctuaries” for illegal aliens. If those cities and states insist on actively defying U.S. law, acting as accomplices to millions of illegal aliens, there must be a price to pay.  All of those members of the Hollywood entertainment community who couldn’t help but sneak in a few anti-Trump digs as they accepted their awards on Oscar night will have to be taught a bit of humility.

According to estimates prepared by a California legislative committee, the State of California receives some $368 billion each year in federal support, 77% of which (some $283.4 billion) goes to individuals and corporations to cover the costs of Social Security, Medicare, defense contracts, federal civilian wages and salaries, military wages and salaries, veterans benefits, non-defense contracts, federal retiree benefits, etc. The remaining $84.6 billion goes directly to state and local governments.  Presumably, it is that $84.6 billion that the Trump administration would  target.  So how would Californians respond?  Realizing that the IRS can’t put tens of thousands of wealthy Californians behind bars, what we might expect to see is mass avoidance of federal income taxes.  And how would the IRS respond to that?  More than likely the IRS would choose to levy penalties and interest on individual taxpayers.  And when the tax bills remained unpaid, the IRS would begin to attach bank accounts and to file liens on real property.

And finally, if money truly is the “mother’s milk” of politics, then George Soros and his Open Society Foundation are an entire dairy farm for the Democrat Party and every other radical left pressure group and anti-American organization on Earth.

Soros immigrated to the United States in 1956 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen on December 18, 1961. A Hungarian Jew, Soros worked for the Waffen SS in Hungary during World War II, delivering eviction notices to Jewish businessmen and shopkeepers and helping the Nazis dispose of Jewish property and personal belongings.  Not only has he not expressed remorse for his role in dispossessing untold numbers of fellow Jews, many of whom later died in Nazi concentration camps, he has said in an interview that he considers the year he spent working for the Nazis in Budapest “the happiest time” of his life.

Just four years before Soros arrived in the U.S., another World War II refugee, 32-year-old Ukrainian Ivan Demjanjuk, arrived in New York with his wife and child. The Demjanjuks lived in Indiana for a time but later settled in the Cleveland, Ohio, area where Demjanjuk worked as a diesel engine mechanic at a Ford Motor Company assembly plant.  He applied for citizenship and became a naturalized U.S. citizen on November 14, 1958. His story is an interesting one.

At the outbreak of World War II, while working as a tractor driver on a Ukrainian collective farm, Demjanjuk was drafted into the Soviet Army. However, after being captured by German forces and sent to a POW camp, he and other Ukrainian prisoners, knowing that their lot in life would be far better in the German army than to be subjected to the cruelties of the Russian army, put on German uniforms and agreed to join forces with the Germans to fight the Russians.

Demjanjuk was transferred to a German POW camp at Sobibor, in occupied Poland, where he was assigned duty as a guard.  When the war ended and members of the enlisted ranks were disarmed and sent home, Demjanjuk took his family and sailed for New York.  However, in 1975, a Ukrainian newspaper published a list of names of ethnic Ukrainians living in the United States.  Demjanjuk’s name was on the list and it was only a matter of time before Nazi hunters compared that list to a list of names of those who had worked in Nazi concentration camps.

Demjanjuk’s U.S. citizenship was revoked for failure to disclose the nature of his service in the German army and he was deported to Israel for trial. However, the Israeli court failed to convict him and he returned to Cleveland where he rejoined his wife and three children.  But the U.S. Government was not finished with him.  And although his citizenship was restored in 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice claimed new evidence was found against him and revoked his citizenship a second time in 2002.  However, when no country would accept him he remained in the U.S. until April 2, 2009, when Germany agreed to try him in a German federal court.

Demjanjuk, gravely ill, was taken from his home in Cleveland on a stretcher, transported to the airport by ambulance, and flown to Munich. On July 13, 2011, 91-year-old John Demjanjuk was wheeled into a Munich courtroom where he was charged with having been an “accessory” to the murder of 27,900 Jewish prisoners in the Sobibor concentration camp.  He was found guilty on all counts and was sentenced to five years in prison.  He died on March 17, 2012, a free man, while awaiting an appeal of his conviction.

So the question arises: when is the last time someone reviewed George Soros’s citizenship application?  If Ivan Demjanjuk could be hounded to death because he failed to fully disclose his wartime experience as a prison guard in the German army, why was Soros given a pass for his role as a functionary of the Nazi Waffen SS?  Or did he simply lie about his wartime service?

As matters now stand, Trump’s most dangerous and implacable enemies are a “loose cannon” ex-president with delusions of grandeur and an aging international billionaire who hates America and its people and who will spend whatever it takes to do us harm.

Barack Obama and George Soros are the Bobbsey Twins of the “hate America” movement, and so long as they are free to do so they will do everything in their power to bring our great nation to its knees. As liberals and Democrats accelerate their campaign to delegitimize the Trump presidency, let us hope that he will not hesitate to use the power and the influence of his office to rid the nation of those poisonous influences.

Paul R. Hollrah is a retired government relations executive and a two-time member of the U.S. Electoral College. He currently lives and writes among the hills and lakes of northeast Oklahoma’s Green Country.


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