Even though the Islamic State rejects our way of life that does not mean that they don’t understand us. In the United States, for example, ISIS is well aware that there is an ongoing debate over whether or not we should build a wall across the southern border, which they no doubt reject because the southern border is currently one of the easiest ways to sneak into the country. Similarly, the Islamic State more than likely embraces the culture of “tolerance” and political correctness that the left wing has established in our country, because it allows them to operate more freely without being watched or targeted in any way.
The same goes for various countries in Europe. In the past, German chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Europe to accept more refugees from places like Syria, arguing that Islam is “not the source of terror.” In an interview with the Funke media group back in April, Merkel said that while “there is no doubt that among so many people who have sought shelter in our country, there were also people who have become the focus of security authorities,” adding, “We owe it to the innocent refugees to pursue those who choose to abuse our will to help.”
Of course, most parts of Europe today are replete with Islamic terror, and despite Iraq’s recent victory over ISIS in Mosul, there’s no doubt that these attacks will continue until government leaders come to their senses about the severe consequences of taking in refugees. Ironically, one person who seems to be coming to his senses is none other than Bill Gates, who in addition to co-founding Microsoft is typically known for his left leaning political views.
“On the one hand you want to demonstrate generosity and take in refugees, but the more generous you are, the more word gets around about this – which in turn motivates more people to leave Africa,” Gates said in an interview with the German Welt am Sonntag newspaper. “Germany cannot possibly take in the huge, massive number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe,” he continued, adding, “Europe must make it more difficult for Africans to reach the continent via the current transit routes.”
Although he didn’t explicitly mention Islamic terror, which at this point is to be expected from your typical leftist, it would appear that Bill Gates is generally opposed to the idea of taking in unlimited amounts of refugees. It is peculiar, however, that Mr. Gates is more motivated by the threat of overpopulation than the threat of Islamic terror. While an expanding population will one day have a severe effect on agriculture and the number of resources we are able to benefit from and enjoy, when it comes to the threat of Islamic terror, there really is no comparison. ISIS is hell-bent on destroying the western way of life, and that should be the most pressing reason for stopping the importation of foreign refugees, not population growth.
It would certainly be interesting to see how Bill Gates feels about President Trump’s temporary travel ban, which restricts people from Syria, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya from entering the United States until we get a proper vetting system put in place. Most liberals have been extremely critical of the travel ban, labeling it as “bigoted” and “intolerant,” even though U.S. immigration laws make it very clear that the President of the United States has the ability to determine who comes into the country and who does not. Some liberals on CNN have even used the character Elmo from Sesame Street to make the case to the American people that we should be embracing the idea of more refugees coming into the United States, which really was yet another new low for the fake news network.
Still, it is encouraging to see leftists like Bill Gates at least thinking about both sides of the issues instead of just falling in line with the liberal narrative. Maybe there’s hope for the progressive left after all; but then again, probably not.