Religions are not equal when it comes to evaluating refugees. There are non-sectarian reasons to favor members of minority faiths, especially in the Middle East where religious minorities have suffered disproportionately.
U.S. officials have never felt comfortable confronting the crime of religious persecution. They have few answers to offer other than pressing unwilling governments to better protect politically unpopular minorities.
There is an undercurrent of support from Muslims for the newly elected president. Even those Muslims who couldn’t vote for Trump, but who are engaged with the problem of radical Islam, feel President Trump can act as a megaphone for their voice.
Christianity and individual Christians have been under attack by Obama and his Far-Left progressive allies, making Christian religious practice a dangerous choice.
In its last full month in office, the Obama administration has admitted 1,307 more Syrian refugees – pushing the 2016 calendar year total to 15,479, a 606.1 percent increase from the numbers resettled in the U.S. in 2015. 15,302 (98.8 percent) are Muslims – 15,134 Sunnis, 29 Shi’a, and 139 other Muslims. 125 (0.8 percent) are Christians.
Obama is not really pro-jihadist; he is anti-anti-terrorist. As long as they don’t appear to be blowing up buildings, sharia supremacists are not only shielded from scrutiny; our president welcomes the Brotherhood into our national-security apparatus in order to reverse what progressives see as the dangerous excesses of real counterterrorism.
The Democrats long ago decided to become the party of Islamophilia and Hillary joined in this boosterism. And it has paid political dividends for them. Cynically, Muslims, sizing the Dems up as useful idiots, voted overwhelmingly for Obama, despite his support for causes they see as degenerate. They will cast a similar vote for Hillary. Yet were she living in a country like Saudi Arabia, Islamic donors to her campaign wouldn’t let her drive, much less run for high office.
The problem with mass immigration from sharia enclaves is not merely that trained terrorists may infiltrate the immigrant population. It is that sharia-adherent, assimilation-resistant Muslims will form sharia enclaves in the U.S., as they have throughout Europe, where young Muslims will be “radicalized” under our noses in the years to come.
The idea that Ted Cruz won’t meet with Muslim groups is a fabrication. He’s more than willing to, but he’s not going to meet, and validate any organization who recruits, and uses children as human shields, is responsible for more than a few suicide bombings, and more.
As the administration pushes ahead with a “surge” of Syrian refugee processing aimed at reaching its target of 10,000 this fiscal year, the proportion of Christians among those admitted remains smaller than one percent of the total.
One-quarter of the 483 Syrian refugees admitted into the United States since Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists attacked the French capital on November 13--125 of them--are men between the ages of 14 and 50. The sole Christian among the 483 is identified in State Department Refugee Processing Center data as an adherent of the Greek Orthodox Church.
More Americans say it’s important to defend the religious liberties of Christians than Muslims, according to an AP/NORC poll released Wednesday. The preference for the rights of Christians over Muslims held across party lines.
The American People don't want open borders or mass immigration. They want people here illegally to be sent back, the borders secured, and a moratorium imposed on Muslim immigration until we fix the broken system.
Congress is supposed to pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the government by Midnight tonight. Capitol Hill GOP leaders continue to include funding for all of Obama's most dangerous priorities in the bill. The latest potential threat is language by far-Left Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) that would grant Muslims an irrevocable right to immigrate to America. Only Senators Sessions, Cruz, Tillis and Vitter stood against this existential threat to constitutional liberty. To understand the gravity of this threat we have reproduced Senator Jeff Sessions' magnificent speech in opposition to Leahy's amendment in today's CHQ.
According to Bloomberg, the poll shows an astounding 65 percent of Republicans agreed with Trump following his initial proclamation. After hearing detailed arguments from the opposition, 64 percent of the voters still agreed with the real estate mogul, suggesting “despite some conventional wisdom expressed in the last 48 hours, [the proposal] is unlikely to hurt Trump at least in the primary campaign.”
When Donald Trump says no more Muslims, you may hear racism and bigotry, but a growing number of Americans seeing Barack Obama not leading are starting to think Trump’s ideas contrasted to Obama’s are better. If you’re going to beat Donald Trump, offer up and advocate for better ideas. Don’t just call him unhinged or claim we cannot block Muslims from the country.
The day after the President failed to reassure a scared public following the second worst terrorist attack since 9/11 on domestic soil, Donald Trump not only got himself to the right of all the other candidates, but also got every single one of them save for Ted Cruz to align themselves with Barack Obama.
There is an interesting trend worth noting. In the face of tragedy, the political left always blames rational Americans first — not crazies, not terrorists, but rational Americans with whom they have political disagreements, who tend to be white, Christian, and Republican.
Americans should be concerned with Lebanon. The country combines a mix of tolerance, economic openness, pluralism, human rights, democracy, cultural freedom, and liberty unusual for the Middle East. All of these are under threat. If they disappear in Lebanon the Arab world will lose its only example of a humane political and social order. However, Washington will not solve Lebanon’s problems.
The civility and good manners crowd is attempting to destroy Ben Carson, but so far it isn’t working. He said something about Muslim presidential candidates that was harsh but a mile this side of over-the-top, and instead of a ride out of town on a rusty rail he watched his numbers spike.