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Establishing a functioning centralized state in Afghanistan didn’t work. Neither did the backend Deep State take in that country: Corruption runs deep in Afghanistan, but it’s a decentralized affair.

Even so, it would appear that the “U.S. government helped the country set up” a mini-American Surveillance State, namely, “the ability to wiretap and monitor phone calls for surveillance purposes,” even helping “create some of the data through funding and efforts to modernize the government,” reports Politico.

A constitutional republic was not what was being exported to Afghanistan.

Certainly, the extent to which the US can surveil its citizens bellies the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution—that quaint notion that “the people [have a right] to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”

As the quintessential surveillance state, the United States had tried to foist its spying ways on Afghanistan. At the behest of the US, “The former Afghan government started collecting biometric data about Afghan citizens, including military personnel.”

This was as recently as 2006. But ensconcing a remotely reliable records-keeping bureaucracy in Afghanistan would have taken many more centuries.

“Given Afghanistan’s low level of development,” conclude s Mark Krikorian, “record-keeping there was [never] comprehensive and efficient, if it existed at all.”

Post decampment, Afghanistan, at a cost exceeding \$2 trillion to American taxpayers, is still a tribal society without a functioning bureaucracy. It is highly improbable that the country has kept reliable birth, death, marriage and criminal records on its citizens—many of whom are making their way to the United States.

The best way, then, to vet immigrants is by the faith they practice. As the data show, young, second-generation Muslims are well-represented among terrorists acting out against their hosts across the West. Second-generation Muslim-Americans are more prone to act out on their faith than their parents.

Omar Saddiqui Mateen shot up a Florida gay nightclub, in 2016. He was a second-generation Afghan-American. Although Mateern’s father was an admirer of the Taliban, the moron media concluded that junior was no Jihadist, only a latent, self-hating homosexual, fixated on phallic symbols like big guns.

Another proud Afghan-American who’ll be welcoming the hundreds of thousands of Afghans airlifted and funneled into America is Najibullah Zazi, arrested for plotting to blow up stuff stateside, in September 2009. He was released in 2019.

Since public policy is aimed at the common good—a cohort that commits more faith-based murders than another, say Christian Afghans, is, on average, unsuitable as a source of immigration to the US.

The reason for second-generation terrorism is no mystery. More so than girls, boys need strong men in their lives—men who’ll affirm their masculinity. Young men crave manly mentors with a strong moral message. But in contemporary American culture, men are sissified and feminized and biological boundaries blurred. American boys, K-12, are mired in an estrogen-infused, cloistered world, where strong men in authority are an endangered minority.

When a Muslim male, moreover, hears American preachers, parents, pedagogues and politicians pounding on about our country’s Founding Fathers as the archetypal pale, patriarchal oppressors—he quickly learns to reject his adopted country’s heritage and look elsewhere for masculine inspiration, maybe at Muhammad and his acolytes.

The fact that there are moderate Muslims doesn’t mean there is a moderate Islam—or that these moderates won’t sire sons who’ll embrace the unreformed Islam.

As painful as it is to say, being Muslim is a predisposing characteristic, a risk factor, if you will, for eruptions associated with this religion.

By “risk factor,” I mean that Islam predisposes its believers to aggression against The Other. For in Islam, we have a religion that doubles up as a political system counseling conquest, not co-existence. “Islam’s borders are bloody,” cautioned famed historian Samuel Huntington. The data support his prescient and profound analysis.

The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society” is a 2013 report authored by the Pew Research Center. In case you needed confirmation of Islam’s radicalism, this report found that there is universal support among Muslims in Afghanistan (99%) for making Islamic law the official law in their country.

“Muslims across all the regions surveyed also generally agree that certain behaviors – such as suicide, homosexuality and consuming alcohol – are morally unacceptable. …” And most “Muslims say a wife should always obey her husband…”

Even in regions “characterized by relatively low levels of religious observance and strong support for a woman’s right to decide whether to wear a veil, seven-in-10 Muslims agree that a wife should carry out her husband’s wishes.”

Whereas church-state separation is a fulcrum of America, most Muslims think “religious leaders should have at least some influence over political matters.”

A preponderance of Muslims will remain dormant. But, as we’ve learned, a Muslim individual could be “triggered” at any time to act on his radical religion.

So what if moderate Muslims assure us that each and every terrorist was acting out-of-faith! That’s irrelevant to the irreversible outcomes.

As is it a distraction to claim, as the moderates do, that Jihadis are misinterpreting Islam, and that we must all do battle for the real Islam, a thing as elusive as Bigfoot or unicorns. Fact: A Muslim’s actions, be they in accordance with the “real Islam” or not—sanctioned theologically or not—could be deadly to Americans.

Afghans are as tough as teak. America, however, is a soft, feminized, sentimental and self-hating society. It is dangerous to import men from such a militant manly culture into a country that teaches its immigrants to hate American history and heroes, and to despise and dominate our naive, eager-to-please people and their customs.

More so than chaotic countries-of-origin, religion is The Risk Factor in vetting Afghan immigrants. In the popular parlance, w e might say that their Muslim faith puts Afghan Muslims in a security risk group and that Islam is a religious comorbidity.


Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian think piece since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s on Twitter, Gab, YouTube & LinkedIn; banned by Facebook, and has a new Podcast

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  1. samak47 says:

    I’m not sure of Huntington’s theory.
    The fact that democracy, rule of law or religion decrease a nation’s agressiveness is a fallacy. The history of Europe (WWs, Continental scale warfares, Crusades,…) or the US (200 years of war on 250 years of existence) shows that ethnie or religion doesn’t protect from warlike behaviors

  2. Wokechoke says:

    Several errors in the article. The Afghan method of war is duplicity and mercurial shifting loyalties. It’s not manly in the European sense. A British soldier will sit there and get killed before he switches side. Never once thinking he should shoot his officer in the back. The problem with importing Afghans is that they’ll go wild wild with the goodies on offer like our women, or boys, then switch back to dour puritanical fundamentalism when they hit psychosis or schizoid break points. Then they’ll murder whitey. In Afghanistan they have controls on how it happens with respected elders. We don’t have any remedy in the west.

  3. During the 1970’s and very early 1980’s the two groups that committed the most terrorist acts in the United States were #1 Puerto Ricans and #2 Jews.

    Muslims didn’t start attacking the US in the 20th century until Reagan started carrying water for Israel during the illegal Lebanon invasion by the Israeli terrorists.

    All immigration has been bad for America and Americans.

    • Agree: RedpilledAF
    • Replies: @George 1
  4. “The fact that there are moderate Muslims doesn’t mean there is a moderate Islam . . .”

    Exactly. A moderate Muslim will not assault you, your family, property or religious buildings.

    He merely nods in approval when another Muslim does those things.

  5. George 1 says:
    @Chris Mallory

    How true! The left, and many on the nominal right, have advocated for mass immigration. No matter the original intent, the outcome is that America has been destroyed. Immigrants and their children are the sea that the left swims in. Most of the destruction by the left would not have passed muster with the traditional American population. So they imported a new population who are collectively fine with globohomo.

    Notice the left can’t contain their giddy laughter at white people being replaced. See Jennifer Rubin.

  6. no, Jewess: Islam

    is not the problem.

    imported shitstains – black, brown yellow, whichever – are

    the problem. Because:

    the Jews are bringing them here to race-replace the Whites.

  7. Even in regions “characterized by relatively low levels of religious observance and strong support for a woman’s right to decide whether to wear a veil

    Well heck, here in America we’ll demand the Afghan women remove the veil just so our own feminist medical tyrants can then shove a face diaper across their mugs. Once the Afghan women remove the veil they should feel right at home wearing a face diaper here in the states. Same principle, obedience to authority.

    As for the Afghan men, they’ll soon be castrated as the welfare system encourages the wives to drop their husbands in order to sidle up to Uncle Sham in order to collect generous welfare benefits. Either that or the women will become militant feminists encouraged to divorce their husbands in order to collect child support and alimony payments. While placing their husbands in indentured servitude to pay the child support and alimony or risk going to jail. The Afghan women will then be taught to use family court lawfare to deny the Afghan fathers visiting rights to their children. With visits limited to every other weekend or not at all if they can successfully accuse the father of child molestation or child endangerment.

    As a man I’m beginning to think that living in some backwards hellhole such as Afghanistan has some distinct advantages over living in the US. As my children won’t be raised in the toxic environment currently found in such advanced places as the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

  8. joe2.5 says:

    Agreed, Ms Mercer, as long as the exact same principle is applied to Christians of all persuasions, Jews, and Hindoos as well as (nominal or effective) Moslems. All extremely dangerous, especially in the second generation.

  9. TG says:

    “Vetting?” What on earth do you mean, “vetting?” There ain’t going to be no steenkin’ “vetting”!

    The current immigration policy of the United States has one and only one goal: to increase the population as much as possible as fast as possible, with the goal of driving wages and living standards down for the many, and rents and profits up for the few. Period.

    So the borders re being thrown open: let in sinners and saints, the smart, the average, the stupid, people who love us, people who hate us, people with diseases, hardened criminals, IT DOES NOT MATTER. Just flood the zone.

    There were perhaps 200 Afghanis who actually deserve to be moved to the United States – maybe – but they don’t really matter. These 200 are simply a PR excuse to open the borders to unlimited immigration of anyone from Afghanistan – and really, anyone from that part of the world. The deserving 200 themselves can rot in a cave for all that our elites care.

    They are just shoveling people into cargo planes and flying them here. The “vetting” criteria is if they have a pulse. Once the principle is established, the process will become increasingly lawless. The ‘refugees’ will get green cards at an accelerated rate, no questions asked. They will be flown in not just from Afghanistan, but from all the “staging areas” nearby – and maybe, from “staging areas” not nearby. Massive funds will be allocated to resettle all these ‘refugees’ – in a neighborhood near you. And you will pay for it, because the super rich increasingly don’t pay ANY taxes (You object? What are you, a communist?)

    Because the rich would much rather the country be a place like India or Brazil than like Japan or Switzerland. A few fabulously wealthy individuals and masses of poor people working for slave wages because they have no choice and nobody beats the law of supply and demand.

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