Friday, November 20, 2015

'Refugees?' Are We Ruled By Facts, Or Feelings?

A Facebook friend writes:

So, now those on the left are calling many Americans xenophobic, fear-mongers and bigots just because these Americans understand that Muslims, who have been raised under Shariah Law, and who, according to polls, are sympathetic to ISIS, and who could embed themselves with refugees, may be an unacceptable refugee risk. 
It's ok to have a difference of opinion but to throw out xenophobia and bigotry is despicable, and aimed at cutting off debate. 
It's funny that those loudest in calling for tolerance are the most intolerant, and have no problem calling people racist and various curse words, even in supposedly serious articles online. 
How about debate the facts and leave it at that, rather than resorting to name-calling?
  • Acting Associate Director for the USCIS Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) Matthew Emrich told the Senate during a hearing that the government of Syria does not have any databases that the U.S. government can access to run security checks.
  • FBI Director James Comey who said, "I can’t sit here and offer an assurance that there is no risk associated with this,” admits that the government currently has insufficient information to fully vet the Syrian refugees.
  • Doris Meissner, former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, said that post 9/11 the "ability that the United States has to actually bring people into the country as refugees or as immigrants is much more complex and takes a longer period of time."
  • A 2014 poll showed that 16 percent - one in six - French citizens support ISIS with 27 percent of those 18-24 years old supporting ISIS.
  • 75 percent of the Syrian refugees are young men. How is that possible? Christians make up 10 percent of the Syrian population but only 3 percent of the refugees. How is that possible?
  • A Center for Security Policy poll shows that 51 percent of American Muslims want their own Shariah courts outside of the legal system ruled by the U.S. Constitution. Should we be rushing to admit people who prefer Shariah over the U.S. Constitution? Maybe you say it doesn't matter but what's the rush? The government's first obligation is to America and her current citizens.
  • The National Review (I'm sure those on the left will immediately dismiss them while loving bloggers at the Huffington Post, DailyKos, Mother Jones, etc.) reports that more than a thousand French Muslims, more than from any other Western country, are estimated to have traveled to Syria to fight for ISIS. That means many will return to the country as "trained, battle-hardened jihadists" — just as at least one of last Friday’s attackers did.

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