Is it Racist to Protect One's Culture and Resist Immigration?

Is it Racist to Protect One's Culture and Resist Immigration?


If Europe or the United States does anything to limit immigration or protect existing culture, the LEFT screams about how racist it is.  They express multiculturalist ideas of equality and that since every way of life is equally valid, none should be valued or protected above another.  To the point that white European culture doesn't even exist, let alone merit a continued existence...


What if a different culture attempts to protect itself from an onslaught on outsiders coming in and bringing change?  Then the attitude is completely different - and as many would argue it always should be - the right to maintain one's culture, traditions, and way of life without outsiders coming in to change it is honored.


In the Indian Ocean, there is one small island left untouched by modern civilization: North Sentinel Island.  They have never been taken over by a colonial power like Britain, or the Netherlands, or even India or China.  India technically owns the island but has made it illegal to go there.  The natives kill intruders on sight, as recently as two weeks ago, when a Christian missionary tried to land there.  Of course they use stone age bows and arrows - they produce no metal.  They haven't even discovered fire to cook their food.  I am happy to allow this last remaining Neolithic tribe to exist unharmed by modern civilization.


One Australian politician had the audacity to point out the left's double standard and support this tribe's desire to be left alone.

“I for one will not be condemning the Sentinelese as racist for keeping their borders closed, nor will I condemn them for their lack of diversity,”

Well said! Australian says they have a right to protect their culture!

An Australian politician known for her staunch anti-immigration policy has praised a remote Indian island tribe for defending their way of life after reportedly killing an American missionary with bows and arrows earlier this month.


Sen. Pauline Hanson, of the country’s One Nation Party, filed a motion on Tuesday calling for the Senate to “support the desire of the Sentinelese people to protect their culture and way of life,” Australia’s ABC News reported.


“I for one will not be condemning the Sentinelese as racist for keeping their borders closed, nor will I condemn them for their lack of diversity,” Hanson said.


“You would be hard pressed to find a single expert who would argue against protecting the Sentinelese people’s culture and way of life through limiting migration to their island,” Hanson said.

Visitation to North Sentinel Island is heavily restricted by the Indian government and contact with the Sentinelese tribe that lives there is illegal, in order to protect their indigenous way of life and prevent the spread of diseases."


Marx forbid that anyone in the West would want to protect themselves the same way.



After stumbling on some of his quotes, I really like Thomas Sowell!


Steel Breeze Added Dec 3, 2018 - 8:45am
read and liked...
The Burghal Hidage Added Dec 3, 2018 - 11:24am
Dr. Sowell is brilliant. Good article David, thank you
Ryan Messano Added Dec 3, 2018 - 11:31am
I abhor multiculturalism as it appears it’s only a thinly disguised cultural Marxism.
That said, I don’t see any reason why a peaceful chrustian missionary had to be killed.  A civilized society can allow civil dialogue and retain its beliefs.  What the Sentinelese did to the missionary is indicative of why the Spanish and Europeans resorted to violence.  Pagan people will resort to barbaric violence against peaceful visitors, and, like Democrats and Muslims, understand only one language, force.  This is why many Democrats totally agree with the murder of the missionary, because they are pagans at heart too, and have no respect for life, as evidenced by their savage butchery of unwanted baby visitors.
Marty Koval Added Dec 3, 2018 - 1:53pm
For generations, it was the settled opinion of our people, which found no challenge anywhere, that immigration was a source of both strength and wealth. Not only was it thought unnecessary carefully to scrutinize foreign arrivals at our ports, but the figures of any exceptionally large immigration were greeted with noisy gratulation. In those days the American people did not doubt that they derived a great advantage from this source. It is, therefore, natural to ask, Is it possible that our fathers and our grandfathers were so far wrong in this matter?
The main issue that many people have is we have hundreds of thousands of people annually entering the USA without invitation and proper documentation. Most of these people are honest people who are just looking for a better life for themselves and their children, but are not willing to wait until they are legally invited with the proper documentation. This creates a security and financial strain on the federal government, state governments and American people. Once these people get to America, they start getting some financial assistance from the states, which is unfair to the legal residence and citizens of America.
In addition, many of these illegal immigrants are not being screen for infectious diseases, which have been eradicated from America in the last few decades. But now are reappearing because these illegal immigrants are coming without being screen by health officials.  
The concern of criminals, drug dealers, murders, sex offenders, terrorist coming in with these illegal immigrants is high. This is a major concern, because these undesirable people give the other immigrants a bad name. In additions, it is well documents that these undesirable immigrants have cost the lives of innocent American citizens.
For one, I believe it is time that we should take a rest, and give our social, political, and industrial system some chance to recuperate. The problems which so sternly confront us to-day are serious enough without being complicated and aggravated by the addition of some millions of undocumented people.
It is also time for the politicians in Washington DC to put aside their political bickering on this subject and fix the problem once for all and fully secure the border.
Marty Koval Added Dec 3, 2018 - 2:07pm
A majority of “non-citizens” are on welfare, according to the Census Bureau. Analyzing data from 2014, the bureau found that a whopping 63 percent of non-citizen immigrants are using a welfare program. Among immigrants who have been here for 10 years of more, that number rises to 70 percent. Altogether, 4,684,784 of these non-citizen households are collecting welfare.
Koshersalaami Added Dec 3, 2018 - 2:20pm
It depends in part on whether immigration actually endangers your culture. 
Every country has the right to control entrance through their borders. They and we would have to be stark raving nuts to give that up. A nation’s government’s first responsibility is to its nation. 
This does not encompass making shit up about immigrants. It does not encompass profiling citizens. It does not encompass violating our own Constitution about the citizenship of those born here under any circumstances. 
If you have a country with a small population and a large immigrant population that largely is not interested in integration or that you are largely not interested in integrating, you’re going to end up with a major problem on your hands. The Sentenilese Islanders certainly would. None of that describes the United States. We have a country with a very substantial population, immigrants are interested in becoming Americans (unlike, say, Syrians entering Sweden being interested in ultimately becoming Swedes), and we have a good process of integration - firstly through the citizenship process and secondly through the advantage of our nationality not being ethnicity-based, 
If we’re interested in slowing down Mexican immigration, there’s a very simple solution: Prosecute people who hire illegals. If they’re coming here for jobs and there are no jobs, most won’t come. If they’d be hired anyway because, say, agriculture needs them, then we need to amend our laws and procedures such that agriculture can get them without everyone concerned violating the law as opposed to playing games looking the other way. 
If we’re going to address this issue realistically, let’s start with the first truth here: American culture is not currently threatened by immigrants and is not likely to be for a long time if ever. We just absorb them and integrate the portions of their culture we like. 
It’s not racist to resist immigration if you don’t think it’s good for the country. It is racist to pretend these people are really threatening our culture when they’re not. In some countries they are, but not here. Sharia isn’t even about to take over Muslim communities, let alone the rest of America, any more than Biblical law is going to supplant the Constitution. But I’ve seen so many exaggerations of threats. Muslim terrorists are coming in through the Mexican border. So far, with all that illegal immigration from Latin America, none have. They fly over on student visas, it’s easier. 
Or, I don’t know, Christmas Is Under Attack. Bring Back Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays is just a kindness to the tiny proportion of us who aren’t Christian and a way of letting us know we’re included. I’m not going to bitch if you wish me a Merry Christmas, because I’m aware of how it’s meant. Thank you. If you think Christmas is under attack, walk into a shopping mall. Maybe those of you inside Christianity think it doesn’t look so big but to those of us outside it looks huge. 
You shouldn’t take the bullshit as seriously as those feeding it to you do. Atheistic evangelism (sounds like a contradiction in terms but it is absolutely practiced, including often on this site) is way more of an annoyance than a threat. Even most of them believe in religious freedom. 
By the way, missionaries look way more benign from the inside than from the outside. When you belong to a people who has frequently experienced persecution for not accepting conversion attempts, evangelism looks very different. 
But American culture and American Christianity? Safe. Breathe. The gnats are a lot more annoying than they are dangerous. 
The Burghal Hidage Added Dec 3, 2018 - 3:43pm
Expect no less from one who embraces Keynesian Theory and still cites the New York Times as a credible news source
George N Romey Added Dec 3, 2018 - 3:59pm
I like to see our politicians try to tame these people. I bunch of arrows sticking in the heads of politicians would be good comedy.
FacePalm Added Dec 3, 2018 - 4:02pm
Is it Racist to Protect One's Culture and Resist Immigration?
In a nation where colleges have become brainwashing and indoctrination centers for the Left, of course it is!  And while we're on the subject, don't forget that as a dreaded white heterosexual male, you're ALSO a misogynist, a xenophobe, an islamophobe, and a hater of everyone in the GLBTQ (and now, about a hundred more subcategories of imaginary divisions) communities, too!  AND, the only way to be politically correct about your white privilege is to become a self-hater.
Personally, i feel almost identical to the way that Teddy felt:
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American.
There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag.  We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
~Theodore Roosevelt 1907
But the globalists - who, in my opinion, are behind the divisiveness as ploy to divide and conquer E Plurbus Unum - are claiming "diversity is strength," which is a damned lie.  The kinds of "diversity" being praised today create insular communities that don't learn the language, laws, or customs here, so IMO, what they globalists are attempting to do is recreate the conditions of the fall of the Roman empire, to wit:
Rome fell September 4, 476AD.

It was overrun with illegal immigrants: Visigoths, Franks, Anglos, Saxons, Ostrogoths, Burgundians, Lombards, Jutes and Vandals, who at first assimilated and worked as servants, but then came so fast they did not learn the Latin Language or the Roman form of government.

Highly trained Roman Legions, moving rapidly on their advanced road system, were strained fighting conflicts worldwide. Rome had a trade deficit, having outsourced most of its grain production to North Africa, and when Vandals captured that area, Rome did not have the resources to retaliate. Attila the Hun was committing terrorist attacks. The city of Rome was on welfare with citizens being given free bread. One Roman commented:
"Those who live at the expense of the public funds are more numerous than those who provide them." Tax collectors were "more terrible than the enemy."

Gladiators provided violent entertainment in the Coliseum. There was injustice in courts, exposure of unwanted infants, infidelity, immorality and perverted bathhouses. 5th-Century historian Salvian wrote: "O Roman people, be ashamed... Let nobody think otherwise, the vices of our bad lives have alone conquered us."
~William Federer
And the methodology is well laid out by Saul Alinsky.
If/when you read the info at this site(which also describes how to create a socialist America), you'll soon be able to recognize not only the propaganda issuing from the Horns of the Beast, you'll not be fooled by it any longer, either.
Ian Thorpe Added Dec 3, 2018 - 4:07pm
Good article David. I read the story of the Sentinelese but picked up on a different aspect of it, the further doubt it throws on the 'Out Of Africa' theory, one of those narratives based on the flimsiest of evidence but on which we are often told, "the science is settled:" i.e. that modern humans emanated from Africa about 70,000 years ago and in a remarkably short time span evolved into the diverse races of the modern world.
Were that true, several commentators asked, why haven't the Sentinelese evolved into Dravidians, the main ethnic group of Southern India. In fact they have remained in physical appearance, sub Saharan African.
This suggests that if people did migrate from Africa they must have interbred with other human species to produce the diversity we see today.
opher goodwin Added Dec 3, 2018 - 4:13pm
Depends how you defend it. If you defend it with words, tolerance, empathy and compassion or go marching out on the street, armed to the teeth and chanting Nazi slogans and making hate-filled speeches; or if you go demonising people not like you and stirring up hate; or if you go pretending that a small group of a few thousand refugees are an invasion of hardened gang members, rapists and murderers.
One is standing up for your culture and the other is being a racist thug.
Koshersalaami Added Dec 3, 2018 - 4:28pm
Don’t conflate two issues. This is about immigration, not the drug trade. When I talk about employers, I’m not talking about customers, I’m talking about employers. This vocabulary shouldn’t be in the least ambiguous. 
“The problem is foreigners who see America’s weakness and exploit it for their own gain.” To do what? Most of the people who enter the country illegally are here to make a living. These aren’t foreign agents, they’re would-be immigrants. They’re not looking to do anything “to” America. 
Are you under the impression that major drug importation is done by illegal immigrants? That would be ridiculously inefficient and risky. For the international trade, the sellers need to move more volume than be brought in that way. 
The Burghal Hidage Added Dec 3, 2018 - 4:31pm
Opher what the fuck are you even saying?
Dino Manalis Added Dec 3, 2018 - 5:00pm
 Not necessarily,  it could be a matter of economics and/or national security, not a matter of race or culture.
opher goodwin Added Dec 3, 2018 - 5:02pm
Lol Burger - isn't it clear? One can stand up for ones culture and espouse its values without creating fear, hatred and violence. I would have thought that was clear.
We don't have to become bible bashing, white supremacist Nazis, armed to the teeth and shouting hate in order to stand up for our values.
What they represent are no set of values I'd want to be associated with. They are scum.
opher goodwin Added Dec 3, 2018 - 5:04pm
Kosher - you are exactly right. Fearmongering and demonising isn't defending your culture.
Ken Added Dec 3, 2018 - 5:21pm
This does not encompass making shit up about immigrants.
The only thing being "made up" are calling them immigrants.  They are illegal invaders - or legally illegal aliens.  They are NOT immigrants.  Being an immigrant implies that they are migrating with the consent of the country they are going to.  They are NOT.
And the sheer audacity of claiming "asylum" because they are so oppressed and endangered in their home countries, while traveling thousands of miles to our border waving their national flags is sickening.  They clearly aren't coming here to assimilate into our country and culture, but simply to take advantage of our prosperity and generosity.
Ken Added Dec 3, 2018 - 5:25pm
Most of the people who enter the country illegally are here to make a living.
The key is "most" what about the rest?Even if "most" are simply coming for work and a better life - how do people not understand that wages haven't gone up in decades because the saturated supply of workers keeps wages down?  You want wages to go up, kick out the 40 million ilegals that are here (including the 40% of illegals who have overstayed visas)
we have the right to protect our borders and allow in only those we want in.  Regardless of race.  If they are going to be a burden on our society, we have the right to refuse entry.
John Howard Added Dec 3, 2018 - 5:33pm
Those who wish to "preserve our culture" may actually just want to preserve our freedoms against a large number of anti-freedom immigrants who want to vote our freedoms away because they come from hell-holes that are hell-holes precisely because of how they voted back there.
Koshersalaami's plan to punish employers (a lefty mantra) for hiring immigrants but doesn't want to punish politicians for luring them here with welfare does not surprise us, of course.  It makes perfect sense to the lefties that we must punish those who produce and help others to become productive while voting for those who feed parasitically and encourage others to feed parasitically.  
John Howard Added Dec 3, 2018 - 5:47pm
Ryan Messano writes:
"...I don’t see any reason why a peaceful Christian missionary had to be killed". 
Ryan is right.  Christianity is just a bunch of silly ideas easily dismissed by a ten-year-old.  The natives were wrong and they should be told by the Indian government (their protector) that, in future, they should resist trespassers with far more peaceful methods, or they will invite more trouble, not less.  Culture is a mental abstraction.  Nothing justifies murder of the innocent.  If the natives have a right to murder because it is their culture, then we have a right to murder them because we claim it is our culture.  Such thinking leads down nasty moral paths.  The lefties who defend savage murder because they hate western civilization are savages themselves.  
Tamara Wilhite Added Dec 3, 2018 - 7:58pm
Thomas Sowell is an excellent resource.
Jeffry Gilbert Added Dec 3, 2018 - 9:04pm
Is it Racist to Protect One's Culture and Resist Immigration?
Bill H. Added Dec 3, 2018 - 9:47pm
If I was a "savage" on that island, I would have reacted in the same manner.
Good for them!
Jeff Michka Added Dec 3, 2018 - 9:51pm
Is it racist to protect one's culture and resist immigration?  Maybe, but I find little reason to "celebrate" braised pot roast with boiled vegetables.  ("Ah, my people!")  There's little "white culture" save hating people with different colored skin and Sunday church suppers.  Yechh.  Top it off with some jello salads and you've just encompassed "white culture."  Or is it that pride in your ship captain past relation you are sooo proud of.   You know the guy who captained the slave shi[ the family is so proud because only half his slave cargo died.  They are so proud!!
David Montaigne Added Dec 3, 2018 - 10:13pm
Jeff Michka says there's little white culture... Do we start with the foundations of Judeo-Christianity and include Jews?  Assuming we do, influential Jews like Moses, Jesus, Einstein, Freud, Spielberg, and many others come to mind.  If you don't include them you can still go back to ancient Greece and Rome, through the Italian Renaissance, and the peak of French and British culture - there is plenty of art, architecture, music, food, literature - you know - culture - worth keeping.  German philosophers, Russian novelists, Spanish artists like Picasso and Dali, Poles like Copernicus, Curie, Chopin, Austrians like Mozart, Strauss... and a long list of others too.
None of the nations mentioned are considered third world hell holes today, or at any point in recent centuries.  European culture influenced by Greece and Rome and Christianity probably helped lay a foundation that avoided the outcome seen in many other regions.
So as John Howard said: "Those who wish to "preserve our culture" may actually just want to preserve our freedoms against a large number of anti-freedom immigrants who want to vote our freedoms away because they come from hell-holes that are hell-holes precisely because of how they voted back there."
Frosty Wooldridge Added Dec 3, 2018 - 10:17pm
Those aborigines did exactly what the Native Americans should have done when the first white man stepped onto their shores.  Today, Native Americans live in trailers, in Internment Camps, and suffer white man's booze.  They will never recover their languages, religions, freedom, health or purposes in life.  That kid was as stupid as a box of rocks for trying to change their ways of life.  
Koshersalaami Added Dec 3, 2018 - 10:38pm
“They clearly aren't coming here to assimilate into our country and culture, but simply to take advantage of our prosperity and generosity.” But most of them end up assimilating into our country and culture, particularly by the second generation. And politically they have to assimilate into our country if they want citizenship. 
Politicians don’t offer welfare to illegal immigrants. The only way they get welfare is through faked or stolen Social Security cards. That’s an enforcement issue. 
Telling me I’m talking about punishing those who produce is disingenuous at best. Illegal immigrants come for employment. If we don’t penalize those who offer them employment, they still have incentive to come. For us to provide an incentive, then complain when they come is a bit weird. Saying we shouldn’t punish them is saying that their breaking the law by attracting illegals here is fine. If you don’t want illegals here, it isn’t fine. 
Jeff M.,
I want to talk about White culture for a minute. In one respect it’s almost a non-sequitur in that White Jews have a different culture from White Italians who have a different culture from White Irish. Culture is in ethnicity, not race. But what happens when one’s ancestry is mixed, immigration is a lot of generations back, and the result is that you’re too separated from the cultures of your ancestry - and it may be too diverse - to partake in that culture identifiably any more? At that point, White None of the Above functions as ethnicity and a culture source. If Sunday church suppers and jello salads are part of their culture, it is no more appropriate to denigrate White culture than any other culture. You don’t have to eat jello salad any more than you’d eat lutefisk, gefilte fish, or pickled pigs’ feet. Respect for culture means respect for culture in general. Post-ethnic White American culture deserves as much respect as any other culture, majoritarian or not. 
Koshersalaami Added Dec 3, 2018 - 11:22pm
I agree
Mr. Vengeance Added Dec 4, 2018 - 4:31am
To answer the question, not only NO, but HELL MOTHERFUCKING NO!!!
Frosty Wooldridge Added Dec 4, 2018 - 10:12am
I repeat this again:
"Any culture that will not defend itself against displacement through mass immigration faces extinction. That includes both time-tested and successful cultures. Embracing diversity results in cultural suicide. America’s multicultural path guarantees its destruction via cultural clashes and conflict with Islam, Mexican and African cultures that diametrically oppose American culture. The more diverse a country, the more destructive and broken-down its future. The more people, the more it destroys its quality of life and standard of living. The more it adds immigrants, the more destruction to its environment. The more it imports refugees, the faster America, Canada, Europe and Australia lose their own ability to function and worse, their identities. Exponential growth of any civilization leads to ultimate collapse. You see it in Africa, India and China today. You will see it in Europe, Canada, Australia and America in the coming years, “IF" Western countries don't stop all forms of immigration.” Frosty Wooldridge, 6 continent world bicycle traveler, witness to what’s coming to Western countries as to endless refugee immigration.
Koshersalaami Added Dec 4, 2018 - 10:20am
They don’t diametrically oppose American culture; in fact, African American culture is an American culture. 
David Montaigne Added Dec 4, 2018 - 9:19pm
I just saw a new article on the missionary's motives:
Some Christians believe that any people that hasn't heard about Jesus is an impediment to the rapture and the end times so if you WANT to bring on the end times, you have to make sure EVERY nation, including North Sentinel Island, has had the gospel of Christ preached to them.
"...his likely motivation. Chau was affiliated with a Kansas City-based group called All Nations Family, which believes that missionary work is part of a 2,000-year-old game, the final element necessary to herald the Great Tribulation, the return of the Messiah and, at long last, the Final Judgment.... For Chau, the unreformed souls of the Sentinelese people may have stood between us and the Apocalypse."
Marty Koval Added Dec 4, 2018 - 9:49pm
It is guaranteed that Christ will return to earth someday . The Bible scripture Matthew 24:42 states - "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
Anyone who says they knows the date Jesus Christ will returned are deceived. The Bible scripture Mark 13:32 states - But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Mircea Negres Added Dec 5, 2018 - 4:40am
Good one, David. Going to push the "Like" button after I comment. Two things occurred to me upon hearing of that missionary's short career. First, the guy was arrogant to presume he could buck the trend of centuries of Christian genocides in the name of God. Second, that he should've been packing some armor and ballistic as well as stabbing weapons because clearly Yeshua bar Yosef was looking the other way and somebody up in Heaven's guardian angel department forgot to assign someone to watch over this idiot.
Protect some dudes who want to live in the Stone Age and you're doing good. Try to protect your country from a war and religiously inspired invasion, and you're a racist. I think the thing is one should do what one thinks is right and forget about trying to please everybody. Americans and Europeans have the right to defend their countries and cultures from what's happening now, and if the Left want the refugees, they can house, feed and care for them indefinitely with their resources if they have the testicular fortitude and financial wherewithal.   
FacePalm Added Dec 5, 2018 - 7:05am
"A liberal's like to be lax
When recommending a tax.
With a glut in his heart
And his brain low a quart,
He will give you the shirts off our backs."
-- F. R. Duplantier
IOW, most of the left are totally on-board with helping other people - as long as the cost doesn't come out of THEIR pockets...
Koshersalaami Added Dec 5, 2018 - 8:03am
Sunshine Kid,
Let’s start with the fact that I do not favor illegal immigration, and I certainly don’t favor welfare payments to illegal immigrants, payments which are illegal now. I am not an open border crazy. I do favor handling that population differently. An awful lot of them are working. Why? Why is anyone hiring them? If they are that needed, if they are doing things American citizens won’t do, then we need a mechanism for admitting people like that with some sort of a path to citizenship. 
When you tell me “think of it,” I’ve thought of it a lot. I agree about Europe. Europe would have been better off committing military forces to settle Syria than to take all the Syrians in. Everyone concerned would have been better off, except ISIS, and screw them. But we’re not Europe, in three key respects:
1. We’re larger and more populous than any country over there. Immigration doesn’t overwhelm our population.
2. Because countries in the Western Hemisphere have our nationalities divorced from ethnicity, we can integrate immigrant populations in ways Europe and Asia can’t. Sweden would have a lot of trouble turning Middle Eastern immigrants into Swedes. Third generation North Africans (Moroccans and Algerians) still have trouble finding work in France. We have no trouble turning any immigrant population into Americans, as long as you take into account that full Americanization of a population takes at least a generation. 
3. Because we are a favored destination and immigrants know that if they commit to citizenship they will enjoy real acceptance here, most of our immigrants actually want to become Americans. Not just to live here but in many respects to become us. 
What a lot of anti-immigration Americans freak out over is what new immigrant populations look like. Integration is not instant, but it tends to be pretty thorough. You’ve all seen West Side Story in some form I assume, which portrays the difficulties of immigration in addition to its main story line, including young men forming gangs for, among other things, group safety.  In that respect, the story was pretty accurate. It’s what immigrant groups frequently do and have always done. But if you were to look at the children and grandchildren of the surviving Puerto Rican immigrants in that story or of course their real life analogues, you’d find people with Spanish surnames who are way more fluent in English than in Spanish. That’s our immigration pattern. Contrary to what anyone is telling you, you will see it with Muslim Americans. (I”m not including Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam, which is an entirely different phenomenon coming from an entirely different source.) You will already see it if you look for it. There’s a reason a lot of Muslims serve in our armed forces. This doesn’t happen to the same extent in Europe. 
Hyphenation? I’m proudly hyphenated. I’m typing at my kitchen table. I live here with my wife, daughter, and daughter’s boyfriend. Looking around this messy table what I see is an empty bottle of Grand Marnier, an Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit (along with wax paper, the cookies have already been made), a couple of bottles of Poland Spring, a Family Size box of Lucky Charms, and a small bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos. Welcome to hyphenation. 
Koshersalaami Added Dec 5, 2018 - 8:08am
There’s also a box of Chanukah candles. That’s the only evidence of the hyphen. Happy Chanukah to those who celebrate. 
Koshersalaami Added Dec 5, 2018 - 9:06am
Hyphenation has to do with what happens to immigrant populations after enough generations. I still identify ethnically but nationally it doesn’t make any difference. 
What I don’t buy is that we are looking at immigrant populations that don’t have the inclination or ability to merge into our society. Their “concept that only their religious laws are to be followed” is not something remotely universal. I’m sure there are some clergy that would like that, but the general population is something else. You won’t find that attitude as remotely universal even in Iran, let alone here. Or Turkey, where the president is trying to pull his country in that direction. 
Koshersalaami Added Dec 5, 2018 - 10:34am
I guess we have to agree to disagree on that. In my experience,  they’re not planning to replace national law. 
One prominent American cleric, the Sufi Imam Rauf in NY, has said that American law is already closer to Sharia than that of so called Islamic states, meaning it might be a good idea to figure out exactly what each of them means by Sharia. Imam Rauf has gone on many diplomatic missions for the State Department. 
John Howard Added Dec 5, 2018 - 3:26pm
Bill H. informs us:
"If I was a "savage" on that island, I would have reacted in the same manner.
Good for them!"
Thank you Bill, for revealing your soul.  We understand now that your superstitions trump the right to life of others.  Gosh, you must be what they call a liberal!  Savage, indeed.
Koshersalaami Added Dec 5, 2018 - 5:21pm
Given what those people are not immune to, it could be considerably more than superstition, like if they got any other visitors who made a lot of the sick, possibly fatally. 
This guy was viewed from there as invading a country. He did so not even to materially help the population but, if we’re going to throw the word “superstition” around, to push what may have been his own superstitions on them. 
He can be judged from two opposite angles. One is that he was intending to dislodge their culture. Which is true. He had been warned not to go, that his presence would be viewed as an invasion, and he chose to ignore the warning. The other is that we view that population as so primitive that going onto that island was the functional equivalent of leaping a fence at a zoo into the lions’ den, perhaps because he calculated that he had enough faith to be treated like Daniel. Either way, this guy comes off as irresponsible as Hell, and there’s no reason the population there should be forced to adjust to him, unless and until they leave the island and start pushing their mores or anything else on us. 
Sure it’s tragic. And sure, evangelism should not gain the death penalty, but that’s not our call. 
FacePalm Added Dec 6, 2018 - 2:57am
What the hyphens do is what leftists generally want: identity politics.  The way to defeat it is to claim that you are AMERICAN, and nothing BUT American.  This is what unites us, what makes "E Plurbus Unum"  a reality. 
The hyphens divide, and "divide and conquer" is probably one of the oldest military strategies ever devised.  Even though we Americans have very different heritages and beliefs, as Americans and nothing BUT Americans, we can be united. 
Those who wish to form and maintain separate communities are NOT American, they're NOT assimilating, and apparently don't LIKE America, so to such as those, i say "Get out."
And as to Shar'ia, muslims certainly intend to IMPOSE it on America and REPLACE our Supreme Law, the Constitution, with it...according to the qu'ran, this is their goal world-wide.  All who promote Shar'ia are de jure and defacto ENEMIES of the Constitution; every officeholder, from the Speaker of the House to the lowliest intern, from Chief SCOTUS judge to the lowliest clerk or janitor, from the President to the lowliest Marine worm fresh into boot camp, are sworn ENEMIES of those who wish to destroy the Constitution.
You may wish to convey this sentiment to your muslim friend; i happen to like Sufis more than any other branch of islam, but if he continues in this belief of his, he should learn exactly who his enemies are - and why.
You might also wish to inform him that if he's a naturalized Citizen, he swore an oath to the Supreme Law of the United States, and if he chooses to violate his Oath, he's provided primae facie evidence that he's an Oath-BREAKER, ergo can be prosecuted for felony PERJURY, and maybe even deported.  Taqiyya will not be a lawful defense for him, for lying under oath is lying under oath, whether his religion approves of lying or not.
Koshersalaami Added Dec 7, 2018 - 5:38am
It’s not a perfect rebuttal. It contains two invalid assumptions. 
The first is that Americans with hyphens choose to live separately. Initial immigrant communities might because it takes that to acculturate and because it’s easier to live among those who speak your language if you’re not completely comfortable in English yet. Once you get a generation past that, you don’t see that phenomenon in the way you’re assuming. I maintain my ethnic identity, yet in the course of an average day the only other Jews I see are members of my family. I have never lived separately in my life. Most of us don’t. 
The second is that you can read the scripture of another religion and tell the adherents to that religion how to interpret it. What they view as important and what they don’t is not your call. Do you think Muslims should say that Jews and Christians execute disobedient children? It’s in the Bible. As a Reform Jew, I don’t keep kosher, despite my screen name. Does that mean I can’t qualify as Jewish according to you, as if you got to decide? You can’t tell Muslims what they believe or prioritize, and you certainly can’t tell Muslims they aren’t Muslim if they don’t prioritize what you read in their scripture, but that’s what’s being done here. 
Koshersalaami Added Dec 7, 2018 - 5:51am
There’s another factor you’re missing, and that’s the role of assimilation in religion. You don’t determine how central Islam is to the life of any given Muslim. You don’t even allow for the question. In the US, the question is pretty central. 
David Montaigne Added Dec 7, 2018 - 7:40am
Many Muslims will assimilate and abandon the violence and superstition that all organized religion has to varying degrees.  But the idea that mass Muslim immigration would not lead to the imposition of Sharia Law goes against the evidence.  Look at all the no-go zones in Western Europe where from France to Sweden, Sharia Law is in effect and European governments have lost control.
Koshersalaami said "I guess we have to agree to disagree on that. In my experience,  they’re not planning to replace national law."  National law has always been replaced when Muslims achieve a high enough portion of the population.
Koshersalaami also said "One prominent American cleric, the Sufi Imam Rauf in NY, has said that American law is already closer to Sharia than that of so called Islamic states, meaning it might be a good idea to figure out exactly what each of them means by Sharia."  I call B.S. on that - it is intentionally misleading while sounding very nice, but if you ever get to live in a society where the women are basically owned under Sharia Law; where they can be divorced, beaten, or raped on a whim; where their testimony is officially worth half of a man's; where they must wear a burka and cannot go outside without a male relative - perhaps you would see some major differences with Sharia and American law.
FWIW I didn't write the article as a diatribe against Islam, just to point out that culture does matter; that there are reasons some societies achieve greatness, success, and prosperity while others do not, and that America will collapse if we allow globalists and socialists to push the idea that all things are equally valid and that nothing about early American culture or values is worth protecting.
Koshersalaami Added Dec 7, 2018 - 11:06am
No, I do not admit that they don’t want to integrate. What I say is that they find initial integration difficult. English isn’t their native language, so it’s easier around people they can talk to. They eat Halal, and it’s easier to live in a neighborhood where you can walk to a Halal butcher. It’s easier to be within walking distance to their mosque. You’re not going to find a lot of immigrants of any background going through American citizenship training, not taking it seriously, and particularly not taking their oath seriously, which is necessary if they hold to any religion, so no, they are not refusing to integrate. 
Do you ever hang out with anyone who belongs to a minority? Do you have any immigrant friends or friends who are the children of immigrants? 
Diversity and inclusiveness are NOT polar opposites. Exclusion and inclusiveness are. The fact that friends (or married family) of mine belong to other ethnic groups does not mean I reject them in any way. Why would I?
Of Course religion doesn’t trump law. The last thing Jews want - I’m not speaking for Muslims, but they’re in the same boat - is for a lack of separation of church and state. It’s the only way from keeping any religion from becoming dominant in a legal sense, which would be wrong here. If you look at Muslims who advertise Sharia services, those are for internal community disputes and advice that don’t fall into the civic arena. If it falls into the civic arena, they don’t touch it. That would be illegal. 
You’re not looking very closely at why Muslims are here. You seem to think they’re an invasion vanguard. Actually, they’re here for the same reason every other immigrant is here: because in some sense they want a better life and they have some faith that America will provide it for them. Incidentally, America generally meets that promise. The price is loyalty. If you look at the Muslim community, you’ll find a whole lot who volunteer in America’s armed services, to protect and defend this country and its Constitution. If they swear an oath to Allah upon getting citizenship or upon entering the armed services, I assure you they take it seriously for religious reasons. 
And again, unlike in Europe, where some of those countries have small populations and no tradition of integrating immigrants, we have a population way too big for Muslims to take over. Too many would have to come here, and our immigration system isn’t that kind of open. 
Maybe you guys don’t have much experience with various degrees of Orthodoxy within religions. I have a lot within mine, plus I have immigrant family, so I have a decent perspective on this stuff. You seem to have this impression that the immigrant Muslim population is monolithic and also that what happens in Europe predicts what will happen here. It doesn’t, for three reasons:
1. It would take too many immigrants to overwhelm us
2. We have way more experience integrating immigrants
3. Because our nationality isn’t related to ethnicity, it is possible to integrate immigrants completely here, which is much harder in Europe. In France you have third generation Algerian and Moroccan immigrants who can’t find employment because they’re not considered French by too much of the population. You don’t see that here. The ability to integrate immigrants completely has an enormous impact on immigrant loyalty which is, again, why Europe has more problems than we do or will. 
David Montaigne Added Dec 7, 2018 - 11:52am
I agree with Koshersalaami on this much: "The ability to integrate immigrants completely has an enormous impact on immigrant loyalty which is, again, why Europe has more problems than we do or will."  And for what it's worth, Nostradamus clearly predicted how that will work out for Europe:
Nostradamus And The Islamic Invasion Of Europe
John Minehan Added Dec 8, 2018 - 6:48pm
Sentinelese HAVE to be kept isolated because they have no immunity from the diseases most modern people have acquired over time.  That seems to be a strong argument for NOT remaining an insular population.