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The Land without Muslims

The Japanese do not feel the need to apologize to Muslims for the negative way in which they relate to Islam.

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Because the Japanese have a gentle temperament, and project serenity and tranquility toward foreigners, foreigners tend to relate to the Japanese with politeness and respect. A Japanese diplomat would never raise his voice or speak rudely in the presence of foreigners, therefore foreigners relate to the Japanese with respect, despite their racism and discrimination against Muslims in the matter of immigration. A Japanese official who is presented with an embarrassing question regarding the way the Japanese relate to Muslims, will usually refrain from answering, because he knows that a truthful answer would arouse anger, and he is both unable and unwilling to give an answer that is not true. He will smile but not answer, and if pressed, he will ask for time so that his superiors can answer, while he knows that this answer will never come.

Japan manages to remain a country almost without a Muslim presence because Japan’s negative attitude toward Islam and Muslims pervades every level of the population, from the man in the street to organizations and companies to senior officialdom. In Japan, contrary to the situation in other countries, there are no “human rights” organizations to offer support to Muslims’ claims against the government’s position. In Japan no one illegally smuggles Muslims into the country to earn a few yen, and almost no one gives them the legal support they would  need in order to get permits for temporary or permanent residency or citizenship.

Another thing that helps the Japanese keep Muslim immigration to their shores to a minimum is the Japanese attitude toward the employee and employment. Migrant workers are perceived negatively in Japan, because they take the place of Japanese workers. A Japanese employer feels obligated to employ Japanese workers even if it costs much more than it would to employ foreign workers. The traditional connection between an employee and employer in Japan is much stronger than in the West, and the employer and employee feel a mutual commitment to each other: an employer feels obligated to give his employee a livelihood, and the employee feels obligated to give the employer the fruit of his labor. This situation does not encourage the acceptance of foreign workers, whose commitment to the employers is low.

The fact that the public and the officials are united in their attitude against Muslim immigration has created a sort of iron wall around Japan that Muslims lack both the permission and the capability to overcome. This iron wall silences the world’s criticism of Japan in this matter, because the world understands that there is no point in criticizing the Japanese, since criticism will not convince them to open the gates of Japan to Muslim immigration.

Japan is teaching the whole world an interesting lesson: there is a direct correlation between national heritage and permission to immigrate: a people that has a solid and clear national heritage and identity will not allow the unemployed of the world to enter its country; and a people whose cultural heritage and national identity is weak and fragile, has no defense mechanisms to prevent a foreign culture from penetrating into its country and its land.

Originally published at Middle East and Terrorism under the title, A Country without Muslims. Translated into English by Sally Zahav.

About the Author: Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.) Served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena. A lecturer in Arabic at Bar-Ilan U., he is also an expert on Israeli Arabs.


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270 Responses to “The Land without Muslims”

  1. Les Le Gear says:

    Smart people, the japanese.

  2. Faleen Fedol says:

    Wow what an article….sounds like a nice life to me.

  3. Emulating the worst in Japanese society instead of the best — rather appropriate for a people that has forgotten what it means to be a light to the nations, no?

  4. Lisa Liel says:

    Though they aren't all that friendly to Jews, either. Protocols was a best seller there.

  5. Lisa Liel says:

    There's no such thing as "a light to the nations". It says לאור גוים, not אור לגוים. It's a common misquote. It means that while the other nations are in darkness, we live in light. Not that we have some responsibility to them.

  6. This is how we should treat Muslims in our and other countries.

  7. This is how we should treat Muslims in our and other countries.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Educate yourself and then educate others:

    The politically incorrect truth about ISLAM one really messed up religion.

    This website has ample information to learn and share with outhers.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  9. The world is large enough to do things differently in different places.

  10. Mary Carufe says:

    The Japanese look down on everyone. Including us.

  11. Tim Upham says:

    Shinto is a fascinating religion, but unfortunately the Japanese created negativity towards that, as their state religion during World War II.

  12. Tim Upham says:

    They even look down upon the Ainu. Many Ainu came to Tokyo to escape discrimination on Hokkaido.

  13. Roger Bailey says:

    God help us here. Their religious beliefs remind me of the plegue that killed millions in Europe years ago. Shurecka law my ass. NOW should be concerned…..

  14. Roger Bailey says:

    God help us here in America…Islam reminds me of the great plague in Europe years ago. Killed millions! Schurika my ass. The NOW association should be concerned…..

  15. Donny Kligman says:

    In what way is this being "emulated"? Please present your top five examples.

  16. Donny Kligman says:

    Proof that protocols was a "best seller" there?

  17. Donny Kligman says:

    Tell that to cancer.

  18. Bill Poser says:

    As a Jew who has lived in Japan and who speaks and reads Japanese, I disagree with the claim that the Japanese are hostile to Jews as they are to Muslims. I have never encountered any anti-Semitism from Japanese people. Indeed, Japanese people are often curious about Jews and Judaism. Our reputation as intelligent and industrious was so strong in Japan that in the 1930's the Japanese government seriously considered encouraging Jewish immigration to the Japanese colony in Manchuria. During the Holocaust, many Jews came under Japanese control in Shanghai and Kobe. The Japanese ignored Nazi demands that they persecute us.

  19. This how is How We should be Forbid muslins in our country.

  20. This how is How We should be Forbid muslins in our country.

  21. Vivienne Banke says:

    Japan staat nu definitief niet meer op mijn to-do-lijstje.

  22. Steve Willis says:

    The USA should stop all musli immigration. They don't assimilate, they build enclaves where de-facto sharia is condoned by the courts, and serve to fund terrorist training in the USA and overseas. Limiting new entrants would be the beginning and deportation seriously considered.

  23. David Baden says:

    What a wonderful feeling it must be to live in a Muslim free society knowing that at least whatever hits you it won't be as a result of brainwashed fanatics that have terrorised so much of the world[Boston, London bombings, etc. etc.]The list of atrocities carried out by these people goes on for ever.I hope for their sakes that they don't change their policies.

  24. David Baden says:

    Spot on Steve,we have the same problem in Australia.A potential disaster looming.

  25. David Baden says:

    Spot on Steve,we have the same problem in Australia.A potential disaster looming.

  26. Denise Watkins says:

    Japan is teaching the whole world an interesting lesson.

    Excellent read. Everyone should read this.

  27. Julane Jazzique says:

    Why?

  28. When the West becomes Islamic, Japan still has China standing between them and the humanity that is Sharia.

  29. Lisa L. Rose-Hawkins says:

    "Humanity that is sharia"… Ha! There is no "humanity" or honor in subjugation. Fortunately the West has someone standing between us and the horrors of an abusive "religion", His name is Jesus Christ.

  30. Lisa L. Rose-Hawkins says:

    It's been moved to the TOP of mine!!!

  31. My many years of experience in Japan would suggest that Japanese have a certain reverence for Jews rather than disdain.
    Their reputation for being highly intellectual and having a knack for success in business has resulted in many books written in Japanese, such as ユダヤ人大富豪の教え – 幸せな金持ちになる17の秘訣 (Teachings of a Jewish Millionaire – 17 Secrets of how to become a Happy Rich Man) and ユダヤ人の成功哲学「タルム-ド」金言集 (Success Philosophy of the Jews [Talmud] Maxim Collection).
    I've also known a handful of Jewish people who lived in Japan and never once did I hear them complain of any discrimination by the Japanese due to their faith/ethnicity.

  32. The Japanese are, generally speaking, very smart, common sense people. And fortunately, they haven't been influenced by the progressive/liberal crowd that has plagued the U.S. with the political correctness BS.

  33. I don't recall Japan being known as being "a light to the nations." Where did you get that?

  34. Linda Wagman says:

    I can actually see the "humanity" in Muqtadir's face, can't you, Lisa?

  35. A bit like Isrel firsters, who vote to send American mostly christians to their deaths to fight wars for Israel. Israhell is calling for NATO to wage war on Syria and Iran. how many Israeli soldiers do you think will die fighting these wars? None!!!! The nation of parasites will be deep in their bunkers when the bombs drop. And David Baden your'e not an Australian. You look like a white european immigrant to me who stole the land of the First nation people. Aren't the original people black, very black?? And how about restricting Jewish immigration. After all they do have a reputation for stealing other peoples land and property.

  36. Jesus Christ ( peace be upon him) is one of the most revered and special personalities in the history of Islam, and like you, we too await his return.
    Isn't it great we Muslims share so much with you Christians!!

  37. I agree, protocols exposes a lot about the Talmudic psycopaths

  38. Rachel Watts says:

    It is! I lived in Japan many years ago for about a year and a half. It is one of the most polite and safest societies one can imagine. I would go back in a heartbeat if I could!

  39. How about you treat Muslims just like Iran treats its respected jewish community, who by the way are not interested selling their Iranian citizenship for any amount of shekells.

  40. Gear One-Byb says:

    Nope I don't think so you still believe in stoning. We believe in getting stoned!

  41. Gear One-Byb says:

    That's not gonna happen bro. We love living as freely as the Govt. will allow us. So please stay where you are since there is no room for repressive theology in the west.

  42. Gear One-Byb says:

    Lisa L. Rose-Hawkins ,,Really Jesus will save the day?? OK…ur funny..

  43. Gear One-Byb says:

    Yep they do, see how they behaved during the tsunami, See how folks behaved during Katrina…They are perhaps the most civilized society among us..but passively arrogant..no one is perfect.

  44. Islam doesn't agree

  45. Shukeel Chohan what a load of crap. Israel is one of the only nations in the world that hasn't EVER asked the US to fight in anyway for them. You are a racist lying piece of cr*p

  46. always remember: religion is a very helpful personal illusion! helps you to live your life in a responsible way. it gives you freedom as long it is personal. yours only!

  47. This is a good article that describes how Japan has kept the Muslims from settling in and taking over their country. My opinion: The Koran teaches world domination, and the world has to submit to Islam or die. So Muslims that are trying to kill us are following their religion. Muslims that want to live in peace with the world are not really Muslim and true Muslims want to kill them. So Islam needs to be kept out of one’s society if you hope to have a civil society. So I would be interested in studying this anti-Muslim policy that Japan has established. Evil should be discriminated against.

  48. Kyle Sytsma says:

    lol@Muslims – You can't even claim that 2+2=4 and always will be 4, because to do so would be to claim that Allah must abide by this natural law and fact. And to do this means to claim that Allah is chained. To claim Allah is chained is heresy in Islam. MATH IS HERESY IN ISLAM.

    Good grief people. You can't even adhere to basic tenants of math as a Muslim, no wonder they stole all of their algebra "discoveries" from pre-Hindu India and their architecture from the Byzantine.

    Also, Muqtadir, did you specifically choose an angry face for your profile picture? Bad idea pants were worn that day.

  49. Nolawi Solomon says:

    dumb ass

  50. Nick Furry says:

    way to go guys.

  51. Frank Otto says:

    How does one fall "of" a bike?

  52. Japanese Leaders should be commended for their stand. Father Abraham definitely is not happy in Heaven each time he remembered he ought to have just listen to his wife but not to obey as he did. The result is Ishmael-"his hands shall be against everyone-Genesis 16:12. We will have to live with this until the return of the LORD JESUS!

  53. Heather Mathews says:

    Lived on the island of Okinawa for 4 years as a child- hoping to find a way back someday…

  54. We need to learn from Japan….

  55. as a matter of pure research can we drop Obama out of a plane at 10,000 ft it would be valuable to the scientific community to find out how high **** bounces.

  56. Elizabeth Soelberg says:

    Very smart people and policy. Wish the American government and the brainwashed Obama loving masses would feel this way too. Americans first. Stop all the 3rd world immigration for cheap labor and stop extremists of ALL religions from coming here.

  57. Scott Cooper says:

    Just because they don't allow themselves to be bullied by a religion that preaches hatred and intolerance? Why don't you move to a Muslim country if you love them so much, Jeremy?

  58. James Anthony M says:

    God Bless Japan, they had a rough time with the Tsunami. They are beautiful people….

  59. Scott Cooper says:

    Not every Muslim is a terrorist. But every terrorist is a Muslim.

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