by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
Few nations in the world have been spared the scourge of Islamic terrorism. America and its European allies, Africa, China, Australia, the Philippines, and dozens of other countries have suffered attacks in the past 2 decades. But there is one nation that has not had to endure a single attack, nor even an attempt to strike: Japan.
That’s because, unlike those other nations, even centrally-controlled Communist China next door, Japan is essentially closed to Muslim immigration. While the influence of Islam has spread like wildfire across the globe through Muslim evangelism and immigration, Muslims remain persona non grata in Japan.
Out of Japan’s nearly 127 million occupants, only 10,000 of them, less than 1/100 of one percent, are Muslims. Japan, like the U.S. and Europe, does extensive business with Muslim nations, imports their oil, and exports Japanese technology back, and retains good relations with those nations. But that’s where it ends: Japan has made very clear – it is uneasy with Islam and does not want to import Muslim people to its island.
Japan also restricts the small number of Muslims. They are required to practice their religion quietly in their own homes and are prohibited from openly trying to convert anyone to Islam. Those caught doing so can even be deported. Such restrictions are not placed on Christianity or Judaism, where churches and Orthodox Jewish “Chabad” houses are permitted to flourish.
While America and other countries are importing Muslims in droves, Japan discourages their entrance into their country, usually only allowing those in who are there for business purposes.
Officially, immigration to Japan is not closed to Muslims. But the number of the immigration permits given to the applicants from Islamic countries is very low. Obtaining a working visa is not easy for adepts of Islam, even if they are physicians, engineers and managers sent by foreign companies that are active in the region. Of course, unlike the U.S., most Japanese companies prefer to hire one their own people over an immigrant.
Reportedly, the Japanese as a whole are uneasy around Muslims, assigning them the reputation of radical, closed-minded and less intelligent people with a strange religion. There are very few mosques or Islamic institutions in Japan and only one imam in Tokyo.
As the Conservative Tribune reports:
So you will never see Japanese permit prayer rooms for Muslim employees, as Tyson did in Alabama. Or build foot washing stations for Muslim taxi drivers, as the Minneapolis Airport did.
Liberals are furious at Japan, and call this policy “racist,” even thought Islam of course is not a race.
The recent murders of two Japanese nationals, Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto, by ISIS have not contributed to any improvement in the opinions of the Japanese on this matter.
And in case some of Japan’s 10,000 Muslim want to start trouble, Japan is more than ready. “Police stationed agents at mosques, followed individuals to their homes, obtained their names and addresses from alien registration records, and compiled databases profiling hundreds of individuals,” according to an article in the Asia-Pacific Journal Japan Focus. “In some cases, the police actually installed surveillance cameras at mosques and other venues.”
As America continues down the road its on, political correctness is sure to doom the nation one way or another, be it by an invasion by foreign power or complete collapse of moral fiber.
If more countries would take a stand against radical Islam, if President Barack Obama would call Islamic terrorists by their right name, then maybe, like Japan, we can preserve our unique culture and hard-fought heritage.