Dallas, TX Mayor Mike Rawlings spoke Saturday on MSNBC, saying that ISIS wants the United States to “demonize” the Syrian refugees, the reason being that ISIS does not represent Islam.
“ISIS wants us to demonize these Syrian refugees, want us to alienate these children,” Rawlings said. “We have got to build a coalition of Middle Eastern states and we need to reach out, they’re Muslims and we have got to use the words carefully to show them that we care about them. ISIS is no more Islamic than the Nazi senior staff was Christian. so we have got to differentiate between the two.”
The Democratic mayor later stated in the interview that the addition of refugees in Texas is a “serious issue,” but he added that he is “more fearful” of “young white men” performing mass shootings in theaters or schools.
“I am more fearful of large gatherings of young white men that come into schools, theaters and shoot people up,” he said. “But we don’t isolate young white men on this issue.”
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