Now that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have botched the Afghanistan exit, a spirit of bipartisan America Last stupidity has gripped Washington, DC. “Oh my gosh! We have to accept a gajillion refugees from Afghanistan immediately!” they cry out in unison.
Republicans and Democrats alike in Congress have reflexively decided that you Americans somehow have a duty to move a bunch of people from Afghanistan in next door to you. You want that, right? You must, since all the politicians agree that you do.
As a public service to everyone, we felt the need to let everyone know what their new Afghan neighbors are like. Prepare to be culturally enriched.
The US Army has announced that they’ll be immediately bringing in 22,000-plus “refugees” from Afghanistan and housing them temporarily on military bases. Until they can move them to your neighborhood with a Section-8 voucher, food stamps, Obamacare, Obamaphones and some other taxpayer-provided goodies.
Some 80,000 Afghans have already asked for green cards and permanent residency in the US. Mark my words: We will all pine for the days when the numbers were that low.
One of the first things you may not have noticed is all those photos of the interior of a C-17 as it flew out of Afghanistan the other day. It was packed to the gills with more than 600 Afghans crammed into it. I counted three women on the entire plane. So, the Afghans don’t appear to be real big on that whole “women and children” first ethic that Western Civilization was built upon. That’s just an anecdotal observation. Here are some hard numbers.
Pew Research has done some of the most comprehensive polling of Muslim nations that we’ve ever had. A few years ago, they polled all of the Islamic republics around the world, including American-controlled Afghanistan, to determine religious and cultural beliefs. Here is what they found out about Afghanistan.
One of the key questions they asked people was whether they support Sharia law as the “law of the land.” That’s an important question, because opposition to living under Sharia law is a definite sign of “moderation.” We’ve been told since George W. Bush was in office that most Muslims are, in fact, moderates, and that only the tiny handful that support Sharia law and therefore political and social terrorism are not moderates.
In Afghanistan, 99% of respondents told Pew Research that they favor Sharia law. This seems important, because as we’ve learned since passage of the 1965 Immigration Act in America, refugees and immigrants take several generations before they even consider abandoning the cultural and religious beliefs of their homelands. That’s why immigrants from Latin America tend to favor communism and immigrants from the Middle East and Africa tend to behave like Ilhan Omar.
If 99% of Afghans support Sharia law (as they do), they’re going to vote and behave as if that’s how we should be living. 81% of surveyed Afghans support chopping the hands off of thieves and publicly whipping robbers. 85% of Afghans believe that women caught committing adultery should be buried in the sand to their waists and then stoned to death. And 79% of Afghans support the public execution of anyone who converts from Islam to another religion.
Keep in mind that these polling numbers were taken while Barack Obama was in the White House, and Afghanistan had been under US and NATO control for more than a decade (Pew’s numbers were from 2013). They had gender studies degrees at the universities in Afghanistan. They even had a Starbucks in Kabul!
And yet clear, wide majorities of Afghans were still saying they preferred Sharia law to the “democracy” that America had imposed on them. Afghanistan has a population of close to 40 million people, but only 1.6 million turned out for their last presidential election. They don’t believe in democracy, and they don’t want democracy. The vast majority of Afghans actually support the style of government that the Taliban are offering, which is why it was always a foregone conclusion that the Taliban would swoop back into power as soon as we left. (If they didn’t do it by force, they would have done it at the ballot box – which is exactly what happened in Iraq’s elections.)
Out of all the backwards countries in the world that aren’t quite ready for modernization, Afghanistan is the most backwards of them all. You might want to consider buying new outfits for your daughters, just in case too many Afghans get moved into your neighborhood. Tell your daughters to keep their hair, faces and ankles covered up – otherwise they’re fair game for the refugees Joe Biden will be moving in next door to you.