In an article today with the title “Will Trump Open U.S. Doors To Another Country’s Muslims?,” WorldNetDaily author Leo Hohmann attempts to whitewash the violence being perpetrated by Myanmar’s military against civilians in the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority, warning that Vice President Mike Pence’s call for action on the crisis could portend more Muslim refugees being welcomed to the U.S.
Hohmann interviews anti-refugee activist Ann Corcoran, who says that Buddhists in Myanmar just “want to retain their ethnic and cultural identity” and don’t want to invite “troublemakers” to “come in and procreate.”
“I am perfectly happy with anyone who shares our same holidays, learns our language, they grew up watching American TV shows, listening to our music, but that’s not the same as groups of people who want to force us to live like them and ultimately take over politically,” she added. “The Buddhists get it. They are being very politically incorrect”:
Corcoran said there is no escaping the fact that the majority Buddhists don’t want the Rohingya Muslims in their country, but that should not be used as a pretense for the United States to take the Rohingya in as refugees.
“Why is this our problem,” she asks. “Should we be surprised that the Buddhists want Burma to be a Buddhist country? Just like Japan wants to remain Japanese, Hungary wants their country to be for Hungarians and Poland for the Poles,” she said. “Personally I don’t have a big problem with that. It doesn’t mean anyone who is not a Pole is going to be kept out of Poland, but they aren’t going to invite troublemakers, welcome them into their country, to come in and pro-create. They want to retain their ethnic and cultural identity.”
Likewise, Corcoran, who has adopted children from Vietnam, said she and most of her readers have no problem with Africans, Asians or Mexicans who want to join the great “melting pot” of America and respect its values of tolerance, freedom and pluralism.
“I am perfectly happy with anyone who shares our same holidays, learns our language, they grew up watching American TV shows, listening to our music, but that’s not the same as groups of people who want to force us to live like them and ultimately take over politically,” she said.
“The Buddhists get it. They are being very politically incorrect.”
The stories being put out about the Rohingya Muslims are clearly being crafted with the intention of stirring up sympathy for the illegal aliens of another country, much the same way the incessant media coverage preceded the Obama administration’s decision to import more than 15,000 Syrian refugees in the last two years of Obama’s term.
Whether the media barrage about the Rohingya will have a similar effect on the Trump administration remains to be seen.
But the wave has already started.
More than 19,000 Rohingya Muslims have been sent to the United States over the last 10 years — 13,500 of them coming during President Obama’s eight years in office and about 5,000 under President George W. Bush. Already 715 Rohingya have entered the U.S. since Trump took office in January.
The biggest Rohingya Muslim communities in the U.S. are located in Chicago, in Phoenix, Arizona, and in Nashua, New Hampshire, where recently a Rohingya man has been charged with inappropriate sexual contact with young girls.
The Rohingya mosque in Phoenix, meanwhile, has been encouraging its members to protest against the “genocide” going on in their home country.
“Once their population gets high enough, the political agitation begins,” Corcoran said.
Hohmann also interviews Philip Haney, a former Department of Homeland Security staffer who is now a regular on the anti-Muslim speaking circuit. Haney said, “We are treating the Rohingya exactly like the Palestinians, everyone is a victim, so we pay for their problem.”