I have written about the illegal immigration crisis we face several times.
There is a second, possibly more urgent problem in the same field. The legal immigration of people who have no interest in democracy and no interest in assimilating to western culture.
An opinion piece published in the Canadian Jewish News came to my attention recently. I can't find it on line so can't link to it.
The author is Dr. Sima Goel, a chiropractor in Montreal. She is also the author of "Fleeing the Hijab,: A Jewish Woman's Escape from Iran".
In the piece I refer to she writes of her escape from Iran as an 18 year-old "Over 30 years ago".
Her story is remarkable to those of us who have had the good fortune to be born into modern western democracies.
She is concerned that Canada is becoming unwelcoming to immigrants "...some of whom have different attitudes toward women, health care and child rearing."
The implication is (she never states it clearly) that her concern is that we are not welcoming to Muslims.
She says " I was entitled to live life as I chose, to adapt and modify my ways to the Canadian ethic". Later, "We have no right to impose our values on other Canadians, but we do share the common ethic of respect and tolerance."
"Are we afraid of these new immigrants," she asks?
Well, if I am correct and she is talking about the latest wave of Muslim immigration the only answer to the question is no, emphatically.
Have you noticed that the left (I am willing to bet she is on the left) tends to try to shame those of us who disagree with them into silence by using loaded terms like "afraid"? Opposition to the admission to our countries is fear of the other, they say. Not a good quality.
As usual, the reason for the taunt is an inability to otherwise support her position.
She has apparently failed to notice that an enormous proportion of the Muslims we are admitting have no intention of modifying their ways to "the Canadian ethic".
In fact the overwhelming majority of Muslims around the world prefer sharia law to any other system according to a poll conducted by the left of center Pew Foundation.
"The survey involved a total of more than 38,000 face-to-face interviews in 80-plus languages." That is a very substantial sample.
Dr. Goel I am not afraid of immigrants. I have no interest in granting residency to immigrants who have no intention of adopting western ethics. They have every intention of altering the demographics of the west and then installing their preferred regime.
Offering the tolerance and benefits of western society to those who will take advantage of that tolerance and those benefits to make sure they eventually disappear is just stupid.
Those of us who oppose such idiocy are not afraid. We are willing and able to see the truth and act upon it.