Analysis: The Vicious Cycle Of Muslim Immigration

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If anyone does a generic search of the words “Muslim Immigration” through Google you will come up with more than twelve million different sources on this issue. Likewise, if anyone does a search on the “Syrian Refugee Crisis” you will get well over seventeen million different sources. This search gives a small glimpse into how large this issue is. This is why many people are interested in how the United States is going to respond. There are many different views on what should be done given the current circumstances. However, I think there is a piece missing; out of all the interpretations and ideas I have seen no one has talked about how a Christian should respond to this situation in light of the teaching of Jesus. This is a very different …show more content…
He is a second generation immigrant to the United States, and has firsthand view of the conflict. In His essay "The Vicious Cycle of Muslim Immigration" he argues that if we allow Muslim Immigration into western countries they will experience a lot of the same problems of resentment and violence as those in Europe. He uses the problems Germany is having with their immigrant population as a demonstration for his argument because experts in Germany are becoming "skeptical about the wisdom of admitting refugees in large numbers" (3). He wants the reader to look at this from an objective standpoint and analyze the possible dangers of bringing in immigrants when they are not given the proper help in integrating. This is why many people are warning against mass importation of Muslim immigrants. Salam is not alone in his views on this …show more content…
1 John 4:18 says that “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” This is a really important verse for this situation. It is a fearful prospect bringing in people who we do not know much about or how our culture may change by bringing Muslim immigrants into the United States. However, with help from the Holy Spirit, we can love our neighbors in such a way that we no longer have to feel afraid. Love is one of the cornerstones for Christian morality. If you truly love someone then we will live with open arms for everyone, not just people we know, but strangers and immigrants. We as Christians should be leading the charge to help these immigrants and refugees feel welcome into our society. If we could all live like that then there would be no reason to fear that immigrants will not integrate into society or fear that resentment for the country might form. We would have the harmonious and flourishing society that Salam envisions by living with open

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