Fear grips the country from coast to coast.
Politicos, anchors and talk-show hosts
chatter all day, The Mozlems are coming;
they’ve dropped their drivel about fighting
them there. While our troops fought in Iraq
holding the ‘terrorists’ at the gates, back
home, greater troubles were brewing.
Radical Mozlems were actively scheming
to impose an Islamo-fascist theocracy
on the United States. Our great democracy
confronts an existential threat from within.
Let us act fast – good Republicans raise a din –
Moslems inside the US are working openly
to force sharia-law upon us. Act quickly,
harangue the pundits – or lose this great country
to heathens. Now’s not the time for an energy
plan, overhaul Medicare, fix the infrastructure,
or trim the deficit. We face greater dangers
from the enemy within: The Mozlems are coming.
It’s women in burqa, no gambling, no drinking,
nor driving for women. Americans get cracking
‘cause your country is calling. The Mozlems are coming.
– M. Shahid Alam is professor of economics at Northeastern University. He is author of Israeli Exceptionalism (Palgrave, 2009) and Poverty from the Wealth of Nations (Macmillan, 2000). Write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.