Should Xtian Syrian refugees be given priority over Muslims?
by Kevin Fobbs
WASHINGTON, November 19, 2015 – The United States is failing to admit persecuted Christians from Syria into the country. Washington is, however, admitting Syrian Muslims. According to CNS News, thus far only 53 Syrian Christian refugees have been allowed into America while over 2,090 plus Muslims have been allowed in. The disparity is shocking, when one considers that Christians in Syria and Iraq have been primary eradication targets of ISIS.
Christian and Republican leaders are now calling for officials to give preference to Christian Syrians. Is this discriminatory?
President Obama, never a defender of Christianity under attack in the Middle East, is calling foul. CNS News reported that the president who went on a June 2009 apology tour of Muslim nations attested, “that calls from some quarters for the U.S. to admit only Christian refugees from Syria were “shameful.”
Obama has become a master of the bait and switch when it comes to creating a fictionalized narrative when it fits his policy initiatives. Remember Obamacare pronouncements of “You can keep your doctor if you want to” or when he said over 20 times “I don’t have the legal authority” to use executive action to change immigration laws?
Now, Obama wants to use a presidential guilt trip on Americans by claiming the nation has a long history of not using religion as a determining factor when letting in refugees fleeing oppression. Again, the president must have been using one of his history books from his early years of schooling in Indonesia.
Here is the real deal.
According to Fox News, Ira Mehlman, spokesman for Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) states, “Clearly, there have been policies that said we will consider certain people from certain religions.” He pointed to several examples, where Ethiopian and Russian Jews, Catholics from Vietnam and Armenian Christians were moved to the head of the line in previous years exclusively based upon their faith. As a result others were moved to the back of the line.
So just examine the numbers and see if anyone could logically claim the president has more of an affinity for protecting Muslim refugees than he does for Christians fleeing ISIS religious oppression. The president has never taken a stand in condemning the viciousness of ISIS’ attack on Christians, including the Egyptian Coptic Christians who were beheaded in Libya by ISIS operatives. Christian towns and villages where thousands have been savagely raped, murdered and women enslaved are merely unfortunate criminal actions to him.
Now the president has decided to again lead from behind by attempting to carve out an indefensible moral ground by stating, “When I hear political leaders
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