American Family Association: Deport All Muslims

April 09, 2010 12:49 pm ET — Walid Zafar

The American Family Association's Director of Issues Analysis, the detestable Bryan Fischer, has penned another one of his intolerable policy recommendations.  Fischer suggests that the US deport all Muslims.  If we fail in our efforts, he writes, "it may soon be too late to save what is left of American culture."

Fischer writes:

First, the most compassionate thing we can do for Americans is to bring a halt to the immigration of Muslims into the U.S. This will protect our national security and preserve our national identity, culture, ideals and values. Muslims, by custom and religion, are simply unwilling to integrate into cultures with Western values and it is folly to pretend otherwise. In fact, they remain dedicated to subjecting all of America to sharia law and are working ceaselessly until that day of Islamic imposition comes.

The most compassionate thing we can do for Muslims who have already immigrated here is to help repatriate them back to Muslim countries, where they can live in a culture which shares their values, a place where they can once again be at home, surrounded by people who cherish their deeply held ideals. Why force them to chafe against the freedom, liberty and civil rights we cherish in the West?

In other words, simple Judeo-Christian compassion dictates a restriction and repatriation policy with regard to Muslim immigration into the U.S.

The disclaimer at the top of the piece states that "the American Family Association has not taken a position on this issue," which is peculiar in at least two ways. 

First, Fischer is not some random blogger who's writing out of his grandmother's basement.  He is employed by the AFA, speaks for the group at conferences and is in the group's daily programming schedule. What he writes on the AFA's website is by definition, from the AFA. 

Second, while it's clear that the AFA is trying to distance itself from one of its more extreme spokesmen, it speaks very negatively that the American Family Association has not "taken a position" on whether we should deport people on the basis of their religious identity.