I really don't think this is a political issue - even though we seem divided that way.
All majority Muslim countries marginalize and often brutalize minorities, gays and women - and this way of life is now being held up by many on the American left as a culture we should embrace.
It makes no sense, but this article lays it all out in a thoughtful and nuanced manner, and helps shed light on this extraordinary paradox of values, and the willful blindness of people who identify themselves as champions of human rights.
I agree that the biggest concern about mass immigration from the middle east should not be terrorism, it should be the vilification of assimilation, both by those coming here and those Americans who have discarded the concept.
Assimilation is not a synonym for racism or xenophobia. Assimilation must be mandatory for all who come here - not because of 'privilege' or some other manufactured conceit by academics and cultural elites - but because American values are the most hopeful and humane on the planet.
We are a culture of kindness, not merely tolerance.
We are a culture of liberty, not merely diversity.
We are a country of freedom, not merely fairness.
And those who would use the weak and limp standards of 'diversity', 'fairnes' and 'tolerance' as an excuse to permit barbarity, in the form of a backwards and misogynistic culture - are on the wrong side of this fight.
Teddy Roosevelt said it best - his words ring true nearly a hundred years later -