A Country Without Muslims


The following article was written by Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.), an Israeli scholar of Arabic and Islam, a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University and the director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Islam at Bar Ilan University in Israel. He specializes in Islamic ideology and movements. He served for 25 years in the 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. Watch a YouTube video of Dr. Kedar appearing on Al-Jazeera: Jerusalem and Islam. The article below was originally published at Middle East and Terrorism. It was translated into English by Sally Zahav.


There are countries in the world, mainly in Europe, that are presently undergoing significant cultural transformations as a result of Muslim immigration. France, Germany, Belgium and Holland are interesting examples of cases where immigration from Muslim countries, together with the Muslims’ high fertility rate, effects every area of life.

It is interesting to know that there is a country in the world whose official and public approach to the Muslim matter is totally different. This country is Japan. This country keeps a very low profile on all levels regarding the Muslim matter: On the diplomatic level, senior political figures from Islamic countries almost never visit Japan, and Japanese leaders rarely visit Muslim countries. The relations with Muslim countries are based on concerns such as oil and gas, which Japan imports from some Muslim countries. The official policy of Japan is not to give citizenship to Muslims who come to Japan, and even permits for permanent residency are given sparingly to Muslims.

Japan forbids exhorting people to adopt the religion of Islam (Dawah), and any Muslim who actively encourages conversion to Islam is seen as proselytizing to a foreign and undesirable culture. Few academic institutions teach the Arabic language. It is very difficult to import books of the Qur’an to Japan, and Muslims who come to Japan are usually employees of foreign companies. In Japan there are very few mosques. The official policy of the Japanese authorities is to make every effort not to allow entry to Muslims, even if they are physicians, engineers and managers sent by foreign companies that are active in the region. Japanese society expects Muslim men to pray at home.

Japanese companies seeking foreign workers specifically note that they are not interested in Muslim workers. And any Muslim who does manage to enter Japan will find it very difficult  to rent an apartment. Anywhere a Muslim lives, the neighbors become uneasy. Japan forbids the establishment of Islamic organizations, so setting up Islamic institutions such as mosques and schools is almost impossible. In Tokyo there is only one imam.

In contrast with what is happening in Europe, very few Japanese are drawn to Islam. If a Japanese woman marries a Muslim, she will be considered an outcast by her social and familial environment. There is no application of Shari’a law in Japan. There is some food in Japan that is halal (kosher according to Islamic law) but it is not easy to find it in the supermarket.

The Japanese approach to Muslims is also evidenced by the numbers: in Japan there are 127 million residents, but only ten thousand Muslims, less than one hundredth of a percent. The number of Japanese who have converted is thought to be few. In Japan there are a few tens of thousands of foreign workers who are Muslim, mainly from Pakistan, who have managed to enter Japan as workers with construction companies. However, because of the negative attitude towards Islam they keep a low profile.

There are several reasons for this situation:

First, the Japanese tend to lump all Muslims together as fundamentalists who are unwilling to give up their traditional point of view and adopt modern ways of thinking and behavior. In Japan, Islam is perceived as a strange religion that any intelligent person should avoid.

Second, most Japanese have no religion, but behaviors connected with the Shinto religion along with elements of Buddhism are integrated into national customs. In Japan, religion is connected to the nationalist concept, and prejudices exist towards foreigners whether they are Chinese, Korean, Malaysian or Indonesian, and Westerners don’t escape this phenomenon either. There are those who call this a “developed sense of nationalism” and there are those who call this “racism.” It seems that neither of these is wrong.

And third, the Japanese dismiss the concept of monotheism and faith in an abstract god, because their world concept is apparently connected to the material, not to faith and emotions. It seems that they group Judaism together with Islam. Christianity exists in Japan and is not regarded negatively, apparently because the image of Jesus perceived in Japan is like the images of Buddha and Shinto.

The most interesting thing in Japan’s approach to Islam is the fact that the Japanese do not feel the need to apologize to Muslims for the negative way in which they relate to Islam. They make a clear distinction between their economic interest in resources of oil and gas from Muslim countries, which behooves Japan to maintain good relations with these countries on the one hand, and on the other hand, the Japanese nationalist viewpoints, which see Islam as something that is suitable for others, not for Japan, and therefore the Muslims must remain outside.

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 with 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.


Wraith 6:14 PM  

America needs to take a lesson from the Land of the Rising Sun.

Anonymous 6:44 AM  


Put a hand on my wife, and I kill you, Islam style,” threatens Muslim illegal alien to Japanese Immigration officials

Dear Citizenwarrior,

you should post this on the comment section to your excellent article about how japan keeps muslims at bay ( http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2013/07/a-country-without-muslims.html_)

the video says it all, but apparently you tube censors it, do you think you can find a mirrored site of this video ? it shows why muslims should not be allowed into civilized societies. This video is excellent, a video is worth a thousand words

meanwhile here are a couple more reasons why muslims should not be admitted into civilized societies/countries:







Unknown 12:21 PM  

It is a matter of time before other countries start realsing the most violent culture and attitude of Islam, except, doubtfully, during the socalled period of enlightened Islamic rule at the time Haroon al Rashid. Bagdad. During the time of British rule of India, some did try to eulogise Islam, in Akbar's time, but now new informaiton reveal that he was also at time fanatical. However he is perhaps the best among the worse. However, he liked women and naturally showed benevolenc towards Hindus. Believe it or not he did permit his wife Jodabhai to install a statute of Lord Krishna in his palace. Perhaps he can be compared to our Jawaharlal Nehru the evil, who in fact destroyed India because of his so called humanism. Ha Ha Ha, and he is another womanizer. Perhaps that is a characteristic we do find in many Badshahah,Kings and powerful and wealthy. And in spite of modern so called empowerment of women, she continued to be violated, insulted and demeaned. All civilised, cultured and educated people must come together atainst this evil to finally end this shame of humanity. India, the only one country which raised the pedesatl of women, especially of mother to that of Divine, also is not blameless in this respect. Anyway women were impugned by people one time or the other, especially during the Islamic period in India and throught middle ages of Europe. May finally the educated men and women of the West and those enlighted Asians show a new direction to the people about this most sensitive issue?

Anonymous 8:56 AM  

I think the United States should adapt some of these practices Japan uses with Christians in addition to Islam. Religion is largely a poison to civil and intelligent society.

Anonymous 5:18 AM  

"Great" muslim inventions
Muhammad, founder of Islam and author of Koran, was mentally sick psychopath and pedophile, he had married a 6-year old girl and raped her when she was 9. Muhammad could not read and write. While in seizure, he uttered disjointed phrases, which his followers represented as Allah divine afflatus. This is the history of Islam that muslims and “honest and free” western media would not like you to know. These facts show that islam is not a religion, but a cult.
Read: “History of Middle Ages” Professor Nikolay A. Osokin, Textbook (in Russian), Publishing house: Imperial University Printing Office, Kazan, 1888, 771 pp.
In his Cairo speech, Obama accredited to arabs all fundamental inventions human race made over centuries. None of the Obama mentioned is true, as every person graduated from credible high school knows. However, it does not mean that arabs, great nation with centuries of history, has no inventions critical for human life. They have and here they are:
1. Ethnic Cleansing - invented centuries ago, implemented over 2000 years ago in Israel when they occupied Israel and disseminated Jews around the world; from 1948 through 1953 arab countries expelled a million Jews and stole their properties; in 1974, Turkish armed forces invaded Cyprus, captured 36 percent of its territory, partitioned the island, implemented a policy of “ethnic cleansing” and sent close to 200,000 Greek Cypriots southward as refugees who lost their property, desecrated churches and cemeteries, and in 1983 declared the northern Turkish Republic of Cyprus; in 1999, Kosovo Liberation Army stormed homes of the last 15 Jews in Kosovo’s capital, who had to clear out, with just the clothes on their backs; recently, Jews in Yemen were under attack and have been relocated to Britain.
2. Genocide – invented by Turks and implemented (with help of palestinian arabs) in 1915–1917 in Armenia: over 1.5 mln. Armenians, including children, died. Currently, Turkey commits Kurdish Genocide: In 1937–1938, approximately 50,000–70,000 Alevi Kurds were killed. In 1990, Turkish military virtually wiped from the map 3,000 Kurdish villages in Turkey, representing the displacement of more than 378,000 people. Turkey denies Kurdish right for independence, self-determination and all human rights and continues killing Kurds on daily basis in Turkey, Iraq and Syria.
3. Holocaust – invented in 1920s by Haj Amin al Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem and implemented in Israel in 1920s-30s. In 1941, Haj Amin al Husseini brought the Holocaust idea to Hitler and helped him to implement Holocaust in Europe in 1941-45; he organized and commanded two islamofascist brigades operated as SS units, had their own concentration camp, and killed tens of thousand of Europeans, including Jews.
Islam is based on three fundamental principles:
1. Stealing
2. Killing, and
3. Lying
Koran says:
"Slay them wherever you find them. Fight against them till idolatry is no more and God's religion reigns supreme" (Sura 2:190),
"Seek out your enemies relentlessly" (Sura 4:103),
"Make war on them till idolatry shall cease and God's religion shall reign supreme" (Sura 8:36),
"When the sacred months are over slay the unbelievers wherever you find them. Arrest them, beseige them and lie in ambush everywhere for them" (Sura 9:5),
"Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you" (Sura 9:121),
"When you meet the unbelievers on the battlefield strike off their heads" (Sura 47:3),
"Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal sternly with them. Hell shall be their home, evil their fate" (Sura 66:7).
Koran is Islamic Mein Kamf. Islam is fascist cult and must be eliminated from the earth.

Anonymous 11:57 PM  

for real?? i just watch a documentary about Islam/Muslim in japan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1WRf8p41o4

this documentary was release back in 2011.

Anonymous 10:33 AM  

Islam is there from the times immemorial. God sent his messengers from time to time to teach humans the purpose of life and Muhammad(PBUH) was the last messenger of God. Before him Jesus(PBUH) was the messenger from the one and only GOD and Moses(PBUH) was also a messenger of GOD. The messages Moses(PBUH) and Jesus(PBUH) braught were corrupted by the people of the world for their personnel worldly gains. Quran is the last message from GOD given to Muhammad(PBUH). He is not the author of Quran and He is not the founder of Islam. I will not ask you to accept Islam and leave your faith. All i am askin you is to no to believe what you hear in news and what u read in magzines and what people tell you about Islam. Islam is a faith followed by about 2 billion people. All the two billion cannot be wrong and crazy. dont hate muslims and Islam for what you hear in news and what others tell you. Dont even learn Islam from another muslim. Dont blame Islam for what a muslim is doing. Islam is all about two things that is quran and word of our prophet called sahih hadith. Read these two to learn what Islam is and if you are afraid of reading a book for it may change your religion then of what use is that religion of yours that u will leave by just reading a book. May GOD bless you all out here and including those who talk bad about Islam. About japan being hard on muslims and Islam, its the loss of japan and its people and in no way is Islam or muslims at loss by this policy of japan. they quote quran out of the context to prove it advocates violence and they do it 100% of the times. May the one and only GOD show you all the righteous path and bless us all and save us and our dears and nears from the hell fire, becoz surely that day will come when we will hav to account for our doings of this world. bye folks and dont blame a faith followed by 2 billion people and dont talk ill about someone who was the best of mankind and who was most righteous man who ever lived. God bless u all.

Anonymous 12:49 PM  

Wish Britain had the same rules, there is more of them here than there is us. Immigrants in Britain are all in work but the british aren't what does that say?!

Anonymous 8:56 AM  

There is no denying to the fact that world without religion would have been a better place. Wish I was born in a Muslim free country like Japan.

Anonymous 11:39 PM  

I live in Holland, there is an anti muslim party here (pvv) and they are the biggest party at the moment, Always in top 3. We have a huge problem with muslims, they are demanding al kinds of special treatment, and... it is given by the government who bows because of our high tolerance towards other cultures.

Unknown 1:01 PM  

Hi. How do you suggest the problem is rectified?? I know what I would like to do & I' sure most Dutch people would like to do the same but can they be made to return to their own countries
the law should be that if parents are not born in a country then the children should not get that nationality!!!

Citizen Warrior 4:36 PM  

What should be done? Here's a beginning to that conversation:


Anonymous 3:03 PM  

Nobody, and i mean nobody, should believe anything just because it was written a long time ago, muslims will be quoting harry potter to us in 1000 years time. Idiots, and no one should just have faith, you would ask for proof for any such large claim made in any other part if life, you'd want to see it for yourself, but not religion, just believe this book have faith in it, because it was written more than 50 years ago so it must be fact. Idiots

Citizen Warrior 2:38 AM  

I just heard from someone who lives in Japan and he said this article is accurate.

Valkea 11:10 AM  

anonymous at 8:56,

world without religion has been tried in communist countries. The result: 100 million murdered. Hitler was also atheist, and National socialistic Germany was in the process of eradicating religion, but it's defeat interrupted the process. Atheism is a disease.

Anonymous 12:33 AM  

I'm Dutch and looking to immigrate. Japan looks like a good option, although that broken nuclear reactor worries me.. But I rather get irradiated, then converted -.-

Anonymous 12:17 AM  

May u repent one day my friend. Seek the truth path, try to learn an Islam. Observe the islam. Study about it. I'm not asking u convert but try dive into my religion first. After you've done that, u can judge what islam it is, n why things happen around u.

Anonymous 12:27 PM  

Two billion sperms don't fertilize one ovum you need only one intelligent sperm to implant a tree of knowledge rest all are away from reasonig and hard nuts to crack. Japan is right

Anonymous 4:45 AM  

I am British and I live in an area of England thankfully mostly free of muslims. I do however have to travel to their self imposed ghettos on occasion and find them on the whole to be an aggressive insular group with cultural, polititical, religious/cult based ways that are diametrically opposed to evererything that I grew up with in the 1970's (I was born in 1967)
I once worked with a Bangladeshi who was basically the only muslim in a rest room full of around 60 other Men, mostly white English, with maybe a dozen English Afro Caribbean Men included in that number. This muslim took to reading the koran and trying to learn arabic during his breaks. (This was not long after the 7/7 bombings in London) I was getting divorced around that time, and I totally believe that he used my vulnerable situation at that particular time and the kindness I had extented to him as a non racist prepared to give most people a chance, to practice what I now know is called Dawah, and also Taquiya (Look it up, preaching, and lying to further the cause of the cult)
Not in that job now, and nor is he, but if I ever see him again, he will get a long shouted rant about how I know what his cults agenda is, and possibly a good kicking. (He has two kids with physical and mental problems btw, that's what happens when you marry cousins and then your kids marry theirs ad nauseum)
My next holiday is looking like Cuba maybe. All of the Med is ruined now by this islamist filth, along with a lot of other things...

Unknown 3:07 AM  

Hello I understand your frustration, I agree if I go to a muslim country I have to obey their rules & regulations, they (Muslims) because of their winging come to western European countries treat indigenous people like dirt, then shout their rights something need to be done soon,as it is now by 2030 muslims will be the largest population in all Europe finally they have no manners & regard manners as weakness, womanly!

Anonymous 10:30 AM  

With policy like that, I wonder if we were on the wrong side in WWII.

Cpt Tiger 11:53 AM  

Europe is in bad shape and getting worse but I see man Slavic countries are holding their ground and not letting the Muslims in. That is a good thing. I lived in Europe 10 years ago and there were Muslim problems. Especially in the countries you name. Something must be done. There are 50 major Muslim majority countries in the world all the refugees need to go there. I know they don't mesh, they don't intend to and we in America are angry that our president Obama has been bringing them in since 2008 to the tune of 150,000 a year. They are all across our country, every small town, hamlet, village. In Florida they are becoming a huge problem.

Hope we all survive.

Anonymous 9:33 AM  

Pisslam...is the most stupid religion till date. .. treat All muslims like terrorist's until proven otherwise....take care... be safe. ..

Anonymous 6:40 PM  

I think people need to understand why so many terrorist comes from islam and not other religion. If the quran teaches hate then it should be monitored and restricted in a way. Muslim should really try to solve their our issue by getting rid of ISIS. Show us your religion is truthly a peaceful one and not what more and more people think it is.

10:10 11:10 PM  

Islam amounts to 2 billion people...WHY??? Because they breed like animals without any discipline. Education isn't important only quantity. Hence, when it comes to moslems, there is no quality which is why generally they don't contribute to society. Rather, they destroy the good done by another and don't accept that they just can't perform!!!

Anonymous 8:03 AM  

Most EU citizens are also against muslims but the problem is the left politicians who see these people as future voters. They have a low education level or none, do not integrate at all and have a vicious contact with women as we all have seen since the wrong open border mentality from Merkel. The East-European countries are much wiser, some politicians there reject muslim immigrants and are only open to those immigrants with a christian background, also because they still listen to their people. Democracy in west-Europe is not what it used to be.

Anonymous 8:11 PM  

I am moving to Japan. Islam is like a parasite, which infiltrates everywhere, and leaves nothing but desolation and death.

Unknown 12:35 PM  

I live in Jersey City Heights
I went to school graduated medical course.
I was falsely accused by Refugee Iranian & Pakistani Radical Muslim family bec. They want to own my house & want to turn our block to all Muslim family only.
I was Falsely accused of Stalking & Harrassment.
Lock up in Kearny Jail then
Psychiatric ward then threatened to Extort me in court or else there wil be warrant for my arrest,
7yrs. In criminal court &
10yrs. In civil court,then my house front passad got hit by a car of the Radical moslem
Bec. Wants us to vacate the premises immediately .
I got aquitted of all false charges
Im a US citizen, now i felt like i have no home or place to stay bec. This Muslim radical group wil ruin ur credit & good background.
Now i felt like this radical moslem group r turning my family as a refugee

Unknown 12:38 PM  

I want to live in an American state where there is Freedom.
Muslim free state,free from Radicalization, so I dont need to worry about my safety or my home.
Peace unto all &
God Bless America!

Unknown 12:39 PM  

I want to live
In a Muslim free state so there u s Peace.

Unknown 12:51 PM  

Mosque should be regulated like in,Switzerland.
And concentrate only in one area or 1 county bec. They dont want to Islamize the nation.
1 area only.

Unknown 2:15 AM  

Wish Gandhi Ji would have taken a better step by sending off all the Muslims out of the country..the biggest mistake in indian history ever made listening to Nehru...today india would hv been a developed country by itself...

Anonymous 1:20 PM  

i wish my country had policies like japan ....

Anonymous 10:54 AM  

Hitler was not an atheist; he was Catholic.

DS 12:24 AM  

The unspoken truth of India....

Anonymous 3:51 PM  

Good that Japan has sense.
Terrorist attacks and all the hideousness of Islam are curbed and prevented from infecting Japanese society.
I see no problem with their standpoint at all.

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