The tender-hearted rabbi had written a letter. It started with the words from Old Testament: “You must love the outsider, for you too, were once outsiders in the land of Egypt”. The letter announced that 250 synagogues have opportunity partnering with HIAS and churches to resettle 50 Syrian refugee families in Worchester County after intensive 18-24 months of the vetting process. Only a person like me, who went through the psychological trauma of immigration, can comprehend and explain the absurdity of this plan. Bringing Syrian families to the US means depriving them of their cultural identity, their language, their friends, relatives, and destroying their relationships with their wives and children.
For the price of resettlement of 50 families in the US, safe zone for 400 families can be built in Syria itself or any neighboring Muslim country (refugee safety zones already exist in Syria, Turkey, and Jordan) under supervision of Red Cross or similar international organization, and refugees can return back to their hometowns, when military hostilities are over. For some reason, people refuse to understand huge differences in cultures and religions, as well as the fact, that the nations located in just 7-8 hours of air travel from New York can dwell in the different century. They do not understand that in the Muslim society women and children are the property of men. This is the reason of so many honor killings in the Muslim migrant families in the US and Europe. Children, especially girls, are starting to live and date by Western customs, but for their fathers, it is a horrible insult to their honor, loss of property and castration of their dignity. In the US Muslim immigrant parents are losing their children. Fathers are losing their power over them because they are no longer providers they used to be. They are becoming deaf and mute recipients of government handouts sometimes for decades, people with no language, with no driving skills, when even 16-year-old drive, lowest of lowest, and what is the worst - they are ridiculed by their own sons and daughters for their funny English and embarrassing behavior. In ten years Syrian refugees will be totally alienated from their children because children will live in a different much advanced century with different time speed and high stress unimaginable in their previous Middle Eastern slow life. Their children will exist in reality, which their parents, who immigrated as adults, would practically never embrace due to a completely different cultural background. During 10-15 years it is hardly possible to overcome a missing couple of centuries. In the Middle East people live in extended families. They are intensely connected with multiple uncles and aunts, cousins and nephews, with their close friends. This is their way of survival. You can not bring all this huge clan of people into the US. This is another painful trauma of immigration. All those people, left in the home country, will become dead for them, torn away forever. Welfare and minimum wage jobs do not pay for intercontinental flights. Nostalgia for this warm system of support, for lost friends and relations, is one of the main reasons for depression, well known to psychiatrists, who work for émigré mental health services. Even brought up on Western European values, highly educated Jewish refugees from the Soviet Union, the elite of Soviet intelligentsia, despite even being fluent in English, had the adjustment problems the first years in the US.In the majority of Muslim families, women are semi-literate or illiterate. They tend to raise illiterate or semi-literate children, whose adjustment in the digital society is very questionable. This is why after five years in Germany from one million Middle Eastern refugees only 35,000 are working. This is why in France not migrants themselves, who often end up as baggage handlers at the airports, but their teenage and 20 plus-year-old angry children starting pogroms in Nice and Paris senselessly destroying stores with merchandise, they could never afford. Also bringing Syrian refugees to the US is the act of bringing to the country the cinder box, time bombs and maybe something worse. The most dangerous part of Syrian as any other Muslim immigration is children. They can not be vetted. Look at all terrorist acts. They are mostly were done by CHILDREN of refugees born in the US or by those who came to the US as children - from Boston Marathon Tsarnaev brothers to San Bernardino where one was born here, the other was an immigrant from Pakistan. Like for the Tsarnaevs or Mateen, it is incredibly difficult for children from mid-eastern countries to assimilate in new society as they are torn between their parents’ values and the values of a new country. They are often raised by illiterate mothers, who have been deprived of normal communication and of life experience by Muslim religion: majority of Muslim girls after 8 years of age are not allowed to talk to men other than their fathers, to leave the house without escort of male relative, and travel alone (forget about work). They spend their lives surrounded by other women and children. This situation largely limits their mental and social development, makes them fearful of the new environment and alienates them from American culture. In turn, this alienation breeds hatred to the feeding hand – the country, which provides them with generous handouts. I still remember Tsarnaev’s mother’s hatred for America (they all lived many years without working, provided with free food, free apartment, free medical services of such quality, that in their own country even the acting president could not have). I remember hatred for America of Muslim women, screaming f…ck America because their husband (it was two of them) was indicted for welfare fraud. They were sure that they all were entitled to everything here and for free. The hatred resulting from alienation poisons the poorly educated children who are angry because they very rarely can reach positions above security guards. (A lot of terrorists in Paris and US, including Omar Mateen, worked as security guards.) Some desperate young Muslim immigrants experiencing identity crisis find the refuge in radical Islam which does not require education. Everyone can pull the trigger or place the bomb, or drive the truck into the crowd. It is the collision with the future, called by famous writer “Future shock”, fear of incomprehensible reality, and intuitive understanding that they can not adjust, which turns to Radical Islam thousands of young Muslims in many countries. They can not absorb stress and complexity of the new world and to return back to imagined nostalgic simplicity, power over women and slow pace of medieval times. In order to understand mentality of Muslim refugees and their chances to adjust in Western Judeo-Christian society, one needs to turn to Koran; “ O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and Christians for friends. [Surah V, v. 51] ““Fight against such of those [Jews and Christians] ... until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.[Surah IX, v. 29] “ Any Jewish person, who ever read Koran’s lines about Jews would run away from Muslims as fast and as far as possible. “Allah fighteth against them [the Jews]. How perverse they are!”[Surah IX, v. 30] They [the Jews] spread evil in the land .... [Surah V, v. 62-66] Eventually, the Yahudis (Jews) will be selected and killed. The swine will be killed and the cross broken. People will revert to Islam. Wars will end, and people will return to their respective countries. Later Hadiths (appearing in the 1930s and 1940s under the influence of Hajj Amin Husseini) indicated that "The resurrection of the dead will not come until the Muslims will war with the Jews and the Muslims will kill (exterminate) them." Let’s imagine the best case scenario, in which Syrian refugees, who are Muslims, will not become terrorists, will smoothly adjust in American society and become average American citizens. Do you think their children join pro-Israeli groups on university campuses? Or they likely will join anti-Israeli anti-Semitic mobs, consisting mostly from Palestinian Arabs and other Middle Easterners, who harass and threaten Jewish students? Guess? Do you think they will vote for pro-Israeli senators and congressmen, who think that Israel has legitimate right to exist and Jerusalem is the undivided capital of Israel? Or for those who likely will vote for moving Israel to indefensible borders of 1967 and for giving the land of Israel to make-believe created by KGB “Palestinian people” with no language and history and any signs of existence before 1948? Guess? I understand the interest of HIAS, which needs ANY refugees in order to receive with other charity groups fat resettlement government funds to stay on the payroll. For this so sweet goal they are absolutely ready to betray Jewish interests. But rabbis, who are supposed to be wise? But synagogue elders who from historic experience need to must know that if people were raised with the idea to kill the Jews, they usually do. To be so gullible as to bring sworn Jewish enemies into our backyard, hoping that they become friends? Increasing tenfold every year gigantic list of Islamic terrorism victims all over the world (Google it), where terrorists ALWAYS die with their victims reminds old Scorpion on a Frog story: Stung by scorpion, frog, carrying him over the pond, exclaimed, “Why did you do it? We both will drown and die!” “I can not help it,” answered scorpion, “It is my nature!” Or the story of a tender-hearted woman, who saved half-frozen snake? …She stroked his pretty skin again and kissed and held him tight Instead of saying thanks, the snake gave her a vicious bite…"I saved you," cried the woman"And you've bitten me, but why?You know your bite is poisonous and now I'm going to die""Oh shut up, silly woman," said the reptile with a grin "You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in… Maybe Scorpion on a Frog story and “The Snake” poem, as the symbols of saved refugees turn terrorists and enemies, will bring into the heads of rabbis drunk with benevolence some sobriety? Or welcoming and cheering Muslim refugees is just an expression of Jewish suicidal tendencies?