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Four-year old Asra, a Christian refugee from SyriaThis article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site. The headline for this column—The U.S. Bars Christian, Not Muslim, Refugees From Syria—will strike many readers as ridiculous.But the numbers tell a different story: The United States has accepted 10,801 Syrian refugees, of whom 56 are Christian. Not 56 percent; 56 total, out of 10,801. That is to say, one-half of 1 percent. he BBC says that 10 percent of all Syrians are Christian, which would mean 2.2 million Christians. It is quite obvious, and President Barack Obama and Secretary John Kerry have acknowledged it, that Middle Eastern Christians are an especially persecuted group.So how is it that one-half of 1 percent of the Syrian refugees we’ve admitted are Christian, or 56, instead of about 1,000 out of 10,801—or far more, given that they certainly meet the legal definition? The definition: someone who “is located outside of the United States; is of special humanitarian concern to the United States; demonstrates that they were persecuted or fear persecution due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.” Four-year old Asra, a Christian refugee from Syria, stands in front of a Christmas tree at a refugee shelter in an evangelic church in Oberhausen, Germany, on December 22, 2015. When up to a million Syrian Christians have fled Syria, why has the U.S. accepted only 56? Elliott Abrams asks. INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS Somewhere between a half million and a million Syrian Christians have fled Syria, and the United States has accepted 56. Why?
EXCLUSIVE: New York 'bomber' pictured in Pakistan on 'radicalization' trip as his brother and SISTER revealed to have posted jihadi messages online Ahmad Rahami was pictured in Pakistan with his brother, Mohammad Khan Rahami, as the pair cooked kebobs The 2013 trip was one of a series of lengthy visits he made to the country and to Afghanistan which are now under FBI scrutiny It is unclear exactly where picture was taken but he is known to have spent time in Quetta, a hotbed of fundamentalism His brother and sister have both posted what appear to be pro-jihadi material, with his sister Masood posting: 'No to democracy.' Married sister, who has lived in Quetta, also posted video from pro-ISIS website showing destruction of New York Ahmad's mother and Pakistani wife both left the country in recent weeks Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... NOaL Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
originally posted by: pryingopen3rdeye
a reply to: stinkelbaum
a reply to: AnkhMorpork
Neither of you two have a clue what these people are really like, you say you want to accept them with arms wide open but you surely would change your tune if you had to interact with them directly especially in a business setting.
There are many immigrating to my town and they have only brought problems, they treat our rules of the road like bad suggestions, even frequently driving the wrong way on one way streets, they mistreat employees of services they utilize, from the poor cashiers they ridicule and verbally attack at the store to the housing they destroy and the landlords can do nothing or else he's branded a bigot.
Whenever they have an event like a wedding the cops show up immediately rightly anticipating inevitable fights that break out, not to mention how many of them are shoplifters stores are often afraid to stop them, again for fear of being branded a bigot.
You hypocrites talk about welcoming them like these are kind generous people but the fact is most of them are deplorables!
You should welcome some into your home go interact with them wherever they live then see if you still feel these are people you want in your community, 90% are getting government subsidies (welfare) so even if you think they are kind they are still adding a tax onto our system that the rest of us have to bear...
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
The latest terrorist attack that happened in New York, carried out by a man who only recently went to Afghanistan to get "religion"
What's that tell you?
originally posted by: kaylaluv
Dumbest analogy ever.
It would be like trying to compare skittles to gun owners. If you have a million gun owners, with 100 of them going out and shooting a bunch of innocent people - shouldn't we just ban all gun owning? Just to be safe. Even if it only stopped one mass shooting, it would be worth it, wouldn't it?
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: Agit8dChop
People aren't skittles.
It is nothing more than an over simplified analogy for people to look at say how simple it is.
originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: Grambler
That's a disingenuous response. That wasn't the point of the campaign at all. The point was, women have to be on their guard at all times - they can't assume every guy out there is harmless. They have to be aware of their surroundings, avoid being in areas not very populated, carry pepper spray in their purse, etc., etc. A little like defensive driving. You must be prepared for the other driver to do something stupid so that when they do, you have a plan on how to react (my 15-year-old is taking driver's ed so this is current teaching).
What it doesn't mean is that all men should be put in jail, or that all men should be pepper-sprayed or shot on sight, or that all men should have their rights taken away.