Newsmax host Steve Cortes said on Wednesday’s edition of Cortes and Pellegrino that it is not racist to discriminate or hold prejudices against Afghani men because “99 percent of Afghans believe that Sharia should be the official law of the land.”
Cortes spoke at great length to justify why the United States should be wary of any male refugees it accepts from war-torn Afghanistan because most of them are potential rapists who want to establish a Muslim theocracy.
“Do we owe a moral obligation to Afghan nationals? Yes, to some who took great risk for our operations there, I really think we do. But they should stay in the region. We have bases all over the Middle East and we have regional allies with populations that share a culture and a faith with these Afghanis. It is time for those countries to step up and for them to provide refuge, not the United States. Bringing potentially hundreds of thousands of Afghanis to America – this is a terrible idea,” said Cortes.
Cortes insinuated that most or all Afghani men are rapists.
“Now, we should learn from the disastrous experience Europe had with Afghani men and systemic sex crimes against women. Just a few weeks ago, a thirteen-year-old girl was raped and murdered in Austria and three Afghani migrants have been charged with that heinous crime. And because of that crime, Austrian Chancellor Kurz, he made it clear just weekend that Austria will not accept any Afghan refugees. Statistics show, as I detail in my new op-ed, that that terrible case in Austria, it is hardly isolated. And it’s not just an outlier, it’s the worst example but it’s not an outlier,” he proclaimed.
“Police numbers show the relatively small Afghan population there in Austria commits an astonishing half of all sexual assaults in that country. According to the Hoover Institution at Stanford, according to their research, once the giant wave of Afghan migration to Austria began in 2015, total sexual assaults there grew by a staggering 53 percent over the next four years. As The Wall Street Journal reported, next door in Germany, foreign-born residents right now account for one-third of all sex crime suspects,” Cortes continued.
“Now, given these realities Europe, is the mass migration of Afghan men to America really a good idea? Good for your wife, your daughter? The left will call us racist for opposing any amount of migration at all since they believe in open borders. But we have to be brave enough to put up with their ridiculous aspersions. And brave enough to discuss cultural differences that matter,” Cortes professed.
“Will these Afghans share our values, will they try to assimilate into the American way of life? It’s not likely,” he claimed right before preaching tolerance. “A Pew Research poll found that a stunning, stunning 99 percent, nearly unanimous, of Afghans, believe that Sharia should be the official law of the land. Let me repeat that, 99 percent of Afghans believe that Sharia should be the official law of the land. For some context, let’s compare that to Turkey, which is also a Muslim country but a far more tolerant Muslim country. There, only 12 percent of their citizens in the same poll report that they want government-enforced Sharia Law.”
There is no chance of that happening in the United States, although it is exactly the same as what the right-wing Christian-fascist faction of the Republican Party longs to achieve.
Cortes then said that he longed for the days following the Vietnam War when then-Senator Joe Biden opposed allowing Vietnam refugees into the country.
“I think I like the based Joe Biden of 1975 a lot more than the Joe Biden of 2021 who prioritizes others and puts America last,” Cortes snarled.
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