Obama claims it's un-American to have a 'religious test' for 'refugees'
Speaking to reporters at the G-20 Summit in Turkey, Obama had this to say, per Yahoo News, when speaking about those calling for a halt on admitting Syrian “refugees” to the United States: “That's shameful. That’s not American. That’s not who we are. ... 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.”
Forget about closing our hearts. Let’s use our brains and get our priorities straight. Priorities = survival.
Obama also made the case that rejecting “refugees” trying to flee terrorists would play into the hands of terrorists by making this war against terrorism a war against Islam. He then referenced George W. Bush, saying, “I have a lot of disagreements with George W. Bush on policy, but I was very proud after 9/11 when he was adamant and clear that this was not a war on Islam. The notion that some of those who have taken on leadership of his party would ignore all of that; that’s not who we are.”
Oh dear Lord, please deliver us from this madness.
First, some of these “refugees” may be fleeing terrorists. But a whole heck of a lot of them aren’t. In fact, a bunch of them are terrorists and would-be terrorists. There, now we got that straightened out.
Second, the idea of playing into the hands of terrorists is a common leftist claim that is asinine drivel. More importantly, let’s stop this stupid “war on terror” brand, and let’s actually try speaking the truth. Islam has waged war against us since its founding. It’s in the Koran, and those who argue for violent jihad possess a scriptural trump card in a religion that insists its holy document is the literal word of God. So, yes, let’s do. Let’s make this a war against unreformed Islam. There, now that’s straightened out as well.
Third, if some of these refugees are genuinely fleeing terrorists, they need to find safe haven in any number of Islamic countries in the region. And if Islamic countries don’t want to accept their brethren for fear of importing terrorists, howzabout we take a cue from them?
Fourth, George Bush was wrong, wrong, wrong when he ignorantly proclaimed that Islam is a religion of peace and did untold damage by uttering those words. Those words are, of course, quite convenient for Obama, and others, to use as verbal shields against the truth.
Fifth, and getting back to the statements noted in the opening paragraph, since when did it become American to blindly, stupidly, thoughtlessly open our country to anyone and everyone, including people whom even the FBI says we can’t vet? Last I checked, compassion is not synonymous with stupidity. (Unless you’re a leftist, as they can put any two things together and find a way to force the fit.)
And sixth, Obama is already using a religious test by rejecting Christians from the Middle East who are truly fleeing persecution and genocide. He does this by dredging up some arcane bureaucratic verbiage that says a person can be considered a refugee only if he is fleeing violence and persecution from his own government. And so he has ignored and abandoned Christians in the Middle East, leaving them to be raped, kidnapped, enslaved, beheaded, dismembered, executed, crucified, tortured, and starved to death. And as Paul Miregoff notes in Powerline:
We can be quite confident, however, that no Syrian Christian is an an ISIS supporter or sympathizer. Therefore, all we need to do to vet a Christian refugee is vet his or her Christianity. By contrast, there is no reliable way to vet Syrian Muslims seeking entry to the U.S. So says our FBI director; so says the associate director for fraud detection and national security at DHS’ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Hey, Barry. We see who you are. You’re who you’ve always been. Lots of people have analyzed you and come up with all sorts of descriptive words: narcissistic, pathological liar, psychopath, Islamophile, Marxist, and so forth. And they all are true. But I like to keep it simple and to the point.