Immigration as an Existential Challenge
In its Thursday November 12, 2015 edition, the Ottawa Citizen, the Capital's leading newspaper, suggested that the Canadian government, to speed up the Syrian refugee selection process should "accept that no one under 18 is likely a major security risk and lessen the requirement to conduct detailed reviews of those files."
There is a very common ceremony practiced throughout much of the Muslim world called Khatmi-Qur’an. It is the ceremony to recognize and celebrate a child’s first full reading of the Koranic text in Arabic at about seven years old.
It is the mother's responsibility to get her children to the Khatmi-Qur’an. The under 18 are no less a security risk if the women who are responsible for teaching them the Koran believe in a literal interpretation of Allah's constant reminder that unbelievers are not deserving of any mercy and to "kill them wherever you find them", revelation 4:89.
How a mother chooses to appear in public e.g. a tent-like voluminous black garment with or without the niqab is usually a good indication of the type of Koranic education her children will receive: radical education = radical offsprings.
After the Khatmi-Qur’an, it is now up to the father to expose a son to Islam's more violent practices such as the annual ritual slaughter of an animal as part of the Festival of Sacrifice marking the end of the last month of the Islamic lunar calendar and the Hajj.
These celebrations where blood flows freely, and alcohol doesn't, also have the effect of toughening both the spectator and the one slicing the throat of the restrained beast not to be moved by an animal's agonizing death. A skill and mindset that Islamic State has demonstrated is easily adaptable to the assembly-line slaughter of human beings.
It is easy to imagine, as you take in the army of young men on the march, many raised on pitiless prose and scripturally mandated ruthlessness,that, if called upon to fulfill the mission Allah entrusted to His last and greatest Messenger, because of their numbers and their indoctrination, these men could do with a blade what the NAZI did with gas chambers.
48:28 It is He Who sent forth His Messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, that He may exalt it above every other religion. Allah suffices as Witness.
The challenge posed by this migration is an existential one, make no mistake about it.
Bernard Payeur, Nov 12, 2015