How Is The Welfare State Like A Muslim Regime?

Fr. Schall, in what is believe it or not a hopeful and uplifting reflection, reflects on Obamacare, Catholic voter complicity and the increasing welfare state's effect on free exercise:
We are becoming like Jews and Christians in Muslim lands. If we politely agree to have no effect in the public order, if we submissively pay the taxes to support this new system, we will be allowed to survive after a fashion. We can have a private, not a public presence.