Debate over Syrian immigrants continued to escalate Monday in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, which appear to have been carried out, in part, by two — or maybe three — terrorists who snuck into France through the refugee program. While governors piled on to say no to refugees and House Republicans planned to block funding for them, some Republicans suggested we focus on allowing only Syrian refugees who are Christian.
To which President Obama shot back, “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.”
Sadly, though perhaps not surprisingly, turns out President Obama’s claim is dead wrong. According to the actual data on Syrian refugees coming to the United States, we DO appear to have a ‘religious test’ — and, you guessed it, it doesn’t favor Christians.
As Breitbart reports:
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).
So there you have it, folks. According to the actual facts, President Obama is lying.
As Breitbart continues, 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?
As we’ve written here extensively, the persecution of Christians doesn’t fit President Obama’s narrative. And, quite frankly, he’s made it clear where the rights of Christians fit in his own hierarchy of rights, both through his own domestic actions and his willful ignorance of international acts of persecution against Christian.
He also made it clear he doesn’t care about securing this country against attacks from Islamic jihadists, who have PROMISED to use the Syrian refugee crisis as a means to infiltrate the West with terrorists — while the F.B.I. has admitted it can’t adequately screen against this.
Shameful all around.
As the president and his lamestream media continue to propagate false narratives and willfully ignore facts and reality, it’s up to all of us to help set the record straight.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]