When Barack Obama originally advocated for bringing in refugees from Syria, the possibility of terrorists slipping through the cracks became the chief concern. As we learned from Europe, that’s just one of many problems that comes along with refugee resettlement. Nations that have taken in refugees have seen surges in crime (particularly those sexual in nature), and Germany has had to spent it’s entire 2015 budget surplus on costs associated with refugees.
While the U.S. shouldn’t have taken in any refugees, we’ve at least taken in much fewer both in total numbers and proportionally than most European nations. Germany for instance has taken in over two million refugees, and has a total population of eighty million. The U.S. has now taken in 10,000, out of a population of over three hundred million.
Still, that doesn’t mean that terrorists couldn’t have slipped through the cracks, and that they won’t cause trouble. They’ll just be doing so on a smaller scale than in Europe. What’s noteworthy is how the majority of refugees have been Muslim, when it’s Islamic terrorism we have to fear.
The Obama administration is expected on Monday – a month ahead of schedule – to achieve its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year.
As of late Sunday, 9,902 had been resettled in the United States, but more than 200 more are expected to arrive from Jordan and surrounding areas over the next day. U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice Wells told reporters the 10,000 target announced by President Obama last September will be reached on Monday.
Barring an unlikely last-minute shift, the number of Christians among the 10,000 will be less than half of one percent.
Of the 9,902 before Monday’s arrivals, just 47 (0.47 percent) are Christians, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data.
The vast majority of the Syrian refugees permitted to resettle in the United States are Sunni Muslims – 9,726 of the 9,902, or 98.2 percent. Another 20 are Shi’a Muslims, and a further 85 are identified in the data simply as Muslims.
This is far out of proportion when it comes to the religious makeup of Syria – 10% of which is Christian.
You know who ISIS doesn’t want to kill? Sunni Muslims. You know who they do want to kill? Christians. So why aren’t the majority of refugees from Syria Christians? That’s the “mystery” that Obama doesn’t want you to inquire about.
H/T CNS News
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