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Pope Francis: Welcoming Muslim refugees “our greatest security against hateful acts of terrorism”

There have already been jihad terrorists among the refugees (including two of the Paris jihad mass murderers in November 2015), and the Islamic State has threatened to send jihadis to Europe among the refugees. So on the face of it, it would appear that “our greatest security against hateful acts of terrorism” would be to keep the refugees out. Counterintuitively, the Pope says that “our greatest security against hateful acts of terrorism” is to bring the refugees in. Does he have a way to distinguish jihadis from peaceful refugees? He does not. He would just apparently rather see Europeans die in jihad massacres than do anything that would disturb his sense of his own moral rectitude.

Pope Francis kisses the foot of a man during the foot-washing ritual at the Castelnuovo di Porto refugees center, some 30km (18, 6 miles) from Rome, Thursday, March 24, 2016. The pontiff washed and kissed the feet of Muslim, Orthodox, Hindu and Catholic refugees Thursday, declaring them children of the same God, in a gesture of welcome and brotherhood at a time when anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiment has spiked following the Brussels attacks. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

“Pope: welcoming refugees helps keeps us safe from terrorism,” Associated Press, September 17, 2016 (thanks to W.):

Pope Francis has encouraged Europeans to welcome refugees, calling authentic hospitality “our greatest security against hateful acts of terrorism.”…

The pope said: “I encourage you to welcome refugees into your homes and communities, so


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