Many people are still trying to classify those of us that want to scrutinize Islam as Islamophobes. The fact is that Islam and Muslims are the insignificant silent majority. 75% of Muslims in the world are peaceful. It’s the other 15%-25% — the millions of radicals across the globe — that have us worried.
And while Donald Trump has inflamed many with his plan to halt Muslim immigration to the U.S. until the government can ensure proper vetting, what a handful of senators secretly proposed earlier this year should have people outraged.
Notable among the handful of senators was none other than GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio.
As Breitbart reports:
In January of 2015, a handful of Senators quietly introduced new legislation in Congress that would allow for virtually unlimited Muslim immigration into the United States – lifting caps entirely on several categories of visas favored by immigrants from Muslim countries.
The Mark Zuckerberg-backed legislation, S.153, is called the Immigration Innovation Act(or I-Squared), and it has taken on new significance following the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino. Those attacks were only possible due to Muslim immigration: Syed Farook is reportedly the child of Pakistani immigrants, and his jihadi bride, Tashfeen Malik, was reportedly born in Pakistan.
The I-Squared bill is significant for a second reason. One of the Senators who introduced the bill is also running for President: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). And several of Rubio’s most prominent financial backers are among the bill’s boosters.
I-Squared would expand five major visa categories used by Muslim migrants: the F-1 foreign student visa, green cards for foreign students, green cards for their family members, the H-1B foreign worker visa, and the H-4 spousal visa.
You can get all the details of the various types of visas at Breitbart.
According to Breitbart News, it reached out to Sen. Rubio’s campaign weeks ago to inquire about the bill, and followed up separately to ask how “large-scale Muslim immigration will benefit the U.S.” The news organization says Rubio’s campaign has not replied to either request.
So, you have to ask, if there’s no problem with radical Islam — or opening our doors wide to Muslim immigration — why the shroud of silence and secrecy surrounding the bill? Will this be raised in tonight’s debate?
[Note: This article was written by Earl Hall.]