Anyhow, we seem to be that British column (in my mind) nowadays, with the Indians being Muslim terrorists from Major Nidal Hassan to whoever the latest is — Ahmad Khan Rahami, I believe.
Anyhow, as (some) Republicans say, how can we fight them unless we call them by their name, radical Islamic terrorists? Although these same Republicans alway rush to add that the country is full of fiercely loyal Muslim-American citizens. before we get too logical and do the math on it.
What you want to look for is a person's reasons to be a loyal American citizen, and, frankly, it's hard to think of many that a Muslim-American might have, being that practically all of them are foreign nationals to begin with. And no, the "propositional" line doesn't work any more, because the proposition has changed from freedom to security and opportunity to welfare, thereby attracting everybody except the kind of people who make good Americans.
That, and the fact that while Hillary and her pals deny it, most Americans and most Muslims think we're at war with Islam, one way or the other, make it minimally likely that a given Muslim immigrant will feel loyalty to a country like ours. Oh, one other reason. A great many Muslims don't identify with any country, but instead feel loyalty to a tribe/ethnicity at best or and extended family at worst. That doesn't miraculously become patriotism when the person gets US citizenship.
And I don't know about you, but Midwest Redneck of Scotch-Irish descent that I am, they still conducted a full background check before they granted me a Top Secret clearance. I'd like to see Major Nidal Hassan's "investigation."
Ready for some Swiftean satire on the subject? Greg Cochran complies [link]: