U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke recently said in Rome during a pro-life and pro-family conference that limiting Islamic immigration into traditionally Christian countries is not only responsible but a form of patriotism.
Burke, who made the comments while responding to a written question, pointed to what is happening in Europe as evidence that politicians should rethink the number of Muslim immigrants they bring into their countries.
"I think the fundamental question here, is someone who resists large-scale Muslim immigration committing an immoral act and therefore should be let's say denied Holy Communion or in some way recognized as a public sinner?" Burke said as he noted what was being asked. "To resist large-scale Muslim immigration, in my judgment, is to be responsible in the sense of making sure that those who are immigrating to the country remember that the definition of the Church's teaching is that the individuals are not able to find a way of living in their own country and this is not true of immigrants who come who are opportunists and in particular in the case of Islam which by its definition believes itself to be destined to rule the world, coming in large numbers to countries you don't have to be a rocket scientist to see what's happened."
"For instance, in Europe, in countries like France and Germany and also here in Italy and it's also happening in the United States," Burke continued. "There's a very interesting book written called 'No-Go Zones' and which records places in the United States where in fact Muslim immigrants have set up their own legal order in other words they resist the authority the legitimate or authority of the state."
"And so, to be opposed to wholesale, or large-scale Muslim immigration is in fact as far as I'm concerned the responsible exercise of one's patriotism in the sense that we, yes people are true refugees who can't live in their own country we must receive them and help them in every way, but this is not the case when you have simply a large-scale immigration."
Even former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned late last year that Europe had been "crushed" because of large-scale immigration.
Even Hillary Clinton admitted last year that immigration was a huge problem for Europe, warning that the continent needed to get it under control:
I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame. I admire the very generous and compassionate approaches that were taken by leaders like Angela Merkel [of Germany], but I think it is fair to say Europe has done its part and must send a very clear message — "we are not going to be able to continue providing refuge and support" — because if we don’t deal with the migration issue it will continue to roil the body politic.