Despite President Obama’s sanctimonious proclamation Monday that America does not have a religious test when it comes to admitting refugees into America, the actual math appears to show the complete opposite is true. According to CNSNews.com, who looked at the data, only 53 Syrian Christian refugees have been allowed into America, compared to 2,098 Syrian Muslims.
While everyone of every faith is suffering in a Syrian civil war that has been further complicated by the successful creation of an Islamic State throughout much of the country, there is no questions that Syrian Christians have been singled out for the worst kind of persecution under ISIS, including mass beheadings that do not discriminate against innocent women and even small children.
Nevertheless, despite this widely publicized bloodbath, since 2011, only 53 Christians have been offered refuge in the United States. It should come as no surprise that the problem here is the United Nations and our own government’s willingness to allow that corrupt organization to control the American refugee application process.
Critics say this is because the federal government relies on the United Nations in the refugee application process – and since Syrian Christians are often afraid to register with the U.N., they and other non-Muslims in invariably left out.
Fleeing persecution at the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other jihadist groups, Syrian Christians generally avoid U.N. refugee camps because they are targeted there too.
Most refugees considered for resettlement in the U.S. are referred by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
During his snippy news conference Monday, President Obama raged — not against the terrorists who murdered more than a hundred innocents in Paris, but against his American critics, specifically Republicans, who are uncomfortable with the idea of resettling tens of thousands of Syrian refugees here in America.
The F.B.I. has already admitted that it cannot adequately vet these refugees, and ISIS has promised to use the Syrian refugee process as a means to infiltrate the West with terrorists. Early reports indicate that two, or maybe three, of the gunmen that hit Paris Friday snuck in through the refugee program.
About those Republicans who suggested we bring in Syrian refugees who are Christians, the President raged “We don’t have religious tests to our compassion We do not close our hearts to these victims of such violence and somehow start equating the issue of refugees with the issue of terrorism.”
According to the actual numbers, though, the president is lying. We do have a religious test, and for plausible deniability, one that is administered by the United Nations. And as a result, those refugees being discriminated are both Christians and those who are the most victimized and persecuted in Syria.
Who’s the bigot now, Mr. President?
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