Andrew McCarthy, the incompetent former federal prosecutor who screwed up and failed to protect sensitive information in a civil trial for a terrorist and now uses his own screw up as evidence that the courts can’t handle sensitive information, has jumped on the no Muslim immigration bandwagon:
At the very least, our immigration laws should exclude entry from Muslim-majority countries unless and until those countries expressly repeal repressive sharia laws (e.g., the death penalty for apostates) and adopt American standards of non-discrimination against, tolerance of, and protection for religious minorities.
I’m all for those countries repealing their repressive laws, which are utterly barbaric. But it apparently hasn’t occurred to McCarthy that a lot of the people emigrating to America from those countries are doing so precisely to escape such laws. The evidence shows that Muslim immigrants to America are, by a huge margin, not in favor of such laws and are well integrated into society, including its legal norms. There are exceptions, of course, but there are exceptions among Christians too and no one would suggest we ban Christian immigration.