Erik makes the pedantic claim that Islam is not a race. In this era of the dog whistle I thought this hardly bore arguing. By arguing against the Islamic religion, Nile is talking in code to racist voters, while keeping himself slightly distant from overt racism. If Nile were really being honest and talking about the religions he really despises, he'd argue against Catholicism. Like most fundies, I'm sure he hates "Papists" more than even atheists! That would certainly tie in with his argument for banning full-body religious dress, since this is worn by both types of religious extremist.
Then Erik goes on to defend immigration controls. He poses the hypothetical "Zebuts" who aim to overthrow current governments and replace them with a new system. If done non-violently and democratically, I don't see a problem here. You can't argue against the will of the people and claim to believe in democracy. Unless, of course, you subscribe to the view of Kissinger-style democracy where the people must keep voting until they get it "right", as currently being imposed on Palestine.
Next he makes some claims about Islam to back up why Muslims should be kept out. I'll change just a couple of words, and include some references to back up my assertions.
- Christianity, especially Catholicism, is totalitarian in nature. Fundamentalist Christians insist the Bible is the literal word of God and cannot be challenged. Jesus was the son of God and his behavior cannot be questioned. The vast majority of Christian law (Dieu et mon droit?) was codified over 1000 years ago and has remained pretty much unchanged and unchallenged since.
- Some Christians consider the Western style (but actually kept alive by the Islamic world during the Dark Ages) search for truth incompatible with their religion.
- Some Christians consider Western style laws and judicial systems incompatible with their religion (though that doesn't keep them from interfering in some way).
- Some Christians living in Western countries have openly stated their desire to replace the existing political and legal systems of those countries with God's law. Some even track the signs and actively seek devastating disasters in the belief that they will bring about the end days.
The Dutch are traditionally liberal, yes. These days they're increasingly racist. Hence the "Civic Integration Exam".
Finally, claiming that democracy is not about the majority imposing its will on the minority is pretty laughable. It's precisely the nature of democracy. What about the (large) Dutch minority opposed to the "Civic Integration Exam", to use one example? What about the will of people who, non-violently, smoke dope?
If you want anything other than the tyrany of the majority, you need a benevolent dictatorship. Allow me to offer my services ;)