Japan got it right. The country understands the seriousness of the situation with Muslims, and took steps to monitor Muslims and mosques.
With 65 million refugees who come from mostly Muslim countries, the seriousness of the situation can’t be understated. Many countries already feel the impact, and may decide to monitor the activities of Muslims as well.
Keep in mind the fact that these people flee countries that practice Islam. Further, it can’t be ignored that some of the refugees are radical Islamist themselves, and thus must be monitored.
As for the privacy issues raised by this activity, according to The Independent UK,
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Japan’s Supreme Court has upheld the government’s blanket surveillance of the country’s Muslim community.
The court struck down the second appeal by Japanese Muslim plaintiffs against what they perceive as an unconstitutional invasion of their privacy and freedom of religion.
For the record, merely watching a mosque is no more an invasion of one’s privacy than a traffic cam or a security camera at a convenience store. Yet, the information that Japan was monitoring Muslims was leaked in 2010; as if protecting one’s citizens constitutes a bad thing.
In the leak, 114 police files revealed nationwide surveillance of Japanese Muslims in places of worship, halal restaurants and Islam-related organizations across the capital, Tokyo. The police performed what has been deemed “blanket surveillance.” Again, this underscores the seriousness of the issue for Japan, and the rationale established to monitor Muslims.
Subsequently, the world Muslim community downloaded the data over 10,000 times in 20 different countries from a file-sharing website. Muslims worldwide were alerted of the possibility that their jihads were in jeopardy.
As for who initiated the lawsuit, the article continues,
A group of 17 Japanese Muslims, mostly from Middle Eastern and North African countries, decided to sue the Japanese government for infringing on their constitutional rights.
Mohamed Fujita, a native of Japan who converted to Islam over 20 years ago, is one of the 17 plaintiffs fighting the surveillance.
Muslims have learned to use the laws of the land to avoid scrutiny. They protest being monitored, while simultaneously attempting to set up the caliphate. This time it didn’t work, as the Japanese Supreme Court saw through the ruse and allowed the police to continue to monitor mosques. The court obviously realized that to protect its citizens from the religion of carnage is more important than so-called privacy.
Kudos to Japan for taking the very sane and non-politically correct step to monitor the group of people who have committed the most heinous atrocities in the world. While European countries and American Liberals accept the scourge of radical Islam, at least Japan shows courage. They may be willing to live with Muslims, but they damn sure don’t have to trust them.
Other countries need to take the same steps, and some are. France has begun to shut down what it deems “radical” mosques, as have other countries. Radical Imams have been deported, as well. But this is not enough. Islam must be monitored continually and justice must be swift in dealing with the radicals. Monitoring is a very necessary first step.
In the wake of Brexit and this news from Japan, Donald Trump can feast. Yet again Trump is validated, and the validation of Trump’s positions will continue country by country, Muslim attack by attack.