France on its knees

A couple of weeks ago I reported on the upcoming French Presidential election that truly is pivoting on the issue of immigration—Muslim immigration.

Of course readers know what horrible atrocities just occurred in France.  I wish I could put my hands on the link, but early-on, before we learned that a Muslim terrorist who had been living in France for years was behind the killings, speculation was that the “terrorist” would be found to be a neo-Nazi type who had been brought to the edge by all the tension and political discourse against “foreigners.”   It was not a surprise to many to learn who the real killer was.

Here is a good piece by John Ransom at Townhall with the disturbing title, “Tolerating Islam: “He grabbed her by the hair and then shot her in the head.”   (Hat tip: Paul)

Ransom is basically saying it’s time to stop all the dancing around—the world’s problem for decades now has been radical Islam.  Of course he does throw the word “radical” in there, because almost no one has the guts to simply say the word—Islam—without a qualifier.  Nevertheless, I urge you to read the whole treatise.  Here is a tiny bit to give you some idea of it.

There is no denying, however, that at the nub of it, those wars are all about radical Islamists, who can’t accommodate themselves to the modern world.

And it’s also about the people who indulge them.

France has been, until now, a modern-day playground for Islamists who hearken back to the days of yore when they waged a siege on the gates of Vienna and raided the Russian and Georgian steppes for Caucasian slaves for the Ottoman Empire.

For years France has helped disseminate the lie that everything wrong in the Arab world is the fault of Israel and the United States. They welcomed Islamists into their country.

But now Merah may have brought France to its knees in ways not intended.

Read it all.

I will bet though that Ransom and his compatriots at Townhall have no clue how many Muslim immigrants pour into the US on a daily basis.  We are not far behind the canary-in-the-coalmine that is France.

Pew: Foreign-born workers getting jobs, not so much for Americans

The Federation for American Immigration Reform reports the following in its end of the week wrap-up:

The Pew Hispanic Center has released a new report that found that “Foreign-born workers are…experiencing a faster rate of growth in employment than native-born workers.” This continues a trend that began at the start of the economic “recovery” in June 2009, and it highlights the fact that our immigration system is operating to the detriment of American workers.

Given the influence of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other special interest groups that push for an increased immigration level, it should surprise no one that even in the midst of the worst unemployment America has seen in the past 30 years, our government continues to admit millions of foreign workers every year, with some politicians campaigning for even higher levels of admissions – Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Scott Brown (R-Mass.) being the latest.

Be sure to have a look at the Pew Report which tries to soften the blow by linking the employment rate to increased population levels of mostly Hispanics and Asians.  They say that the white and black American populations are not rising as rapidly so it stands to reason that Hispanics and Asians are getting the jobs (say what?).