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On World Refugee Day we must be willing to separate truth from ‘willful blindnes …

Civilians fleeing the fighting between the Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants arrive at a processing center before being transferred to refugee camps, in western Mosul, Iraq, on June 19, 2017. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis

(RNS) Economist Friedrich Hayek famously wrote, “Without a theory, the facts are silent but, with a theory or ideology, inconvenient facts can become invisible.”

This is how, Hayek explained, societies enter into a kind of “willful blindness.”

So it is today with the refugee crisis.

Our society too easily equates the admission of refugees into this country with the threat of terrorism, largely because the policy has become a partisan ideology, not because this viewpoint is substantiated by facts.

Ever since Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram’s 1961 experiments in obedience, we have known that, without reward and punishment, most people will commit unethical acts when asked to do so by someone in authority.

Milgram’s experiments, repeated with similar results around the world, showed, in his words, “the capacity for man to abandon his humanity — indeed the inevitability that he does so — as he merges his unique personality into larger institutional structures.”

Time and again we have seen this loss of moral compass in the face of institutionalized ideology lead to devastating consequences, whether in the Rwandan genocide, the collapse of Enron, or Lehman Brothers and the subprime crisis that followed.

In each case, people chose to ignore truths that could have averted these crises. The narrative they wanted or needed to protect became their truth despite the opposing facts.

In our own time, many have expressed national security concerns with refugee resettlement. We appreciate these concerns but believe they are misplaced.

Refugees are victims fleeing regimes that have committed unbelievable atrocities. They are not terrorists. Returning home is not a realistic near-term or even midterm prospect for most.

Curtailing refugee resettlement not only diminishes our long history of leadership in this area but also runs counter to the biblical mandate to “love and welcome the stranger,” repeated 36 times in the Old Testament and illustrated so powerfully in Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan.

A South Sudanese refugee woman cleans a pot, while carrying a child, at the Palabek Refugee Settlement Camp in Lamwo district, Uganda, on June 16, 2017. Photo courtesy of Reuters/James Akena

It also flies in the face of the facts and the wisdom of many of our most experienced national security experts. Recently, many respected, conservative, national security experts, including Henry Kissinger, David Petraeus and Michael Hayden — plus over a dozen others — wrote Congress, saying:

“Resettlement initiatives help advance U.S. national security interests by supporting the stability of our allies and partners that are struggling to host large numbers of refugees.”

To understand how they reached this conclusion, it’s important to understand that refugees compose approximately 0.1 percent of entrants into the U.S. each year and they are, by far, the most highly vetted group of immigrants. There are many easier ways to smuggle nefarious actors into the U.S.

Second, no refugee has ever killed an American in a terrorist attack on U.S. soil since the establishment of the program in 1980.

Third, parallels with the dire situation in Europe are misleading because of Europe’s porous borders, more easily accessible by land and water, and the sheer numbers of those arriving on its shores. These factors impose a security challenge many times the scale of that faced by the U.S. Moreover the much-publicized acts of terror in Europe have been committed largely by nationals radicalized in country — not by refugees.

Closing our doors to refugees while simultaneously cutting off funding for other host countries does not keep us safer but risks creating a vacuum our adversaries will likely fill.

Those left without relief are more vulnerable to starvation, disease and death but also radicalization, torture and persecution. In fact, at least 5,700 fewer persecuted Christians will be allowed to come as refugees to the U.S. this year despite the president’s stated concern for persecuted Christians.

At a time of unprecedented migration, we must put action behind our long-held national belief that welcoming those fleeing the violence of war and oppression is not only the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do.

We can be encouraged by Scripture that reminds us God, who “watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow” (Psalm 146:6), also “gives sight to the blind,” even the willfully blind.

On this World Refugee Day, we have an opportunity to open our eyes to the truth. All we have to do is be willing to see.

(Tim Breene is CEO of World Relief)

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  • Our society too easily admits refugees into this
    country ignoring the threat of terrorism, largely because the policy has
    become a partisan ideology, not because this viewpoint is substantiated
    by facts.

    Having served in the region and dealing with this specific issue, there are too many tribal militarized areas that spawn radical Islamic terrorists at a much higher percentage than other areas of the Muslim world to not be very cautious about the admission of refugees from these areas. In cases were proper vetting can take place my office advocates for admission, but we also recognize that at least 90% or higher of the time many of these areas make it impossible for proper vetting because there are not records and nothing to examine to know how a particular person believes or behaves other than their personal interview, which is not sufficient. People lie you know.

  • Again you are lying about links between refugees and terrorism. Plus lying about your alleged expertise in how we as a nation deal with them. Yes people lie. Especially when they have an agenda which is based on fear and prejudice.

    Our immigration system has been dealing with refugees from undeveloped parts of the world since its inception. There is nothing new here they haven’t dealt with before.

    You don’t know jack squat about how we vet refugees and asylum seekers. You don’t work for USCIS, but somehow it must be defective somehow, despite every expert on the subject saying otherwise.

    Worse still you are simply parroting nonsense from both the conservative agenda and deliberate efforts ISIS to create fear of refugees.

  • You are correct, I don’t work for USCIS. DoD is far more knowledgeable about threats on the ground given our day to day engagement in the area.

  • Outside of the ever shrinking territory in Syria and Iraq, their foreign operations ARE purely amateur hour. They use the Al Queda method of taking credit for actions they neither planned nor provided material support for. So tiny groups can sound like they are part of some great global network.

    ISIS also is not the only group creating refugees. The Saudi/Iran cold war has left several nations in ruins and formed many groups which are rampaging against civilians with impunity. As has the India/Pakistan conflicts. But neither Saudi Arabia nor Pakistan, both major sponsors of terrorism are not part of a travel ban. Because the US has strong diplomatic/economic/military ties with them.

    Demonizing refugees is what ISIS wants us to do.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/11/16/the-islamic-state-wants-you-to-hate-refugees/?utm_term=.25887f383f6f

    ISIS and Republicans appear to have the same agenda when it comes to refugees
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/11/16/isis_demonizes_refugees_just_like_republicans_do.html

  • Try saying this.

    “As President Obama offers asylum to ‘minor’ terrorists providing ‘limited’ material support to terrorism, he’s slamming shut the door on thousands of Christians fleeing terrorism in Muslim lands like Egypt.

    “In another end-run around Congress, President Obama has unilaterally eased immigration requirements for foreigners linked to terrorism.

    “He ordered the State Department and Homeland Security to ignore a post-9/11 law barring entry to those giving political or charitable aid to Hamas and other known terrorist groups.”

    http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/obama-immigration-reforms-seem-to-come-with-religious-test/

    So what is the religion of foreign refugees who contribute to Hamas?

  • You didn’t read closely. Their foreign operations meaning their works outside of Iraq and Syria.

  • Do you understand the difference between an editorial and a news article?

    Because I see a lot of skewed language and a certain take on what appears to be be a current event at the time, but not an actual reporting of facts here. Do you have an article referring to the incident in question?

  • As if editorials don’t contain facts.

    Fact: Obama had unilaterally eased immigration requirements for foreigners linked to terrorism by ignoring a post-9/11 law barring entry to those giving political or charitable aid to Hamas and other known terrorist groups.
    This was in accordance with the president’s 2009 Cairo speech when he said he’d relax enforcement of US laws involving “zakat,” i.e., Islamic charitable giving.

  • How can you ignore what ISIS has done inside Iraq and Syria?

    And for “amateurs,” ISIS foreign ops have accumulated high body counts in France, Belgium, the UK, etc.

  • Fact: you are not quoting facts here.

    Fact: Hyperbole, misstatement and exaggeration of the actions of the prior administration were commonplace by conservatives at the time. See “birthers”, “hidden Muslim”, “FEMA camps”, “death panels”…

    If you aren’t going to support your statements with actual news sources, then you are not reciting facts at all.

  • Because it was not my point. Which concerned the alleged, but entirely unsupported link between terrorism and refugees. One which happens to coincide with the efforts of ISIS to demonize them as well.

    ISIS takes credit for acts they did virtually nothing to contribute towards. They are no more then a name brand to attract international press for the most part. Apart from 9/11, Al Qaeda was the same way. They are hardly a model for organized terrorist activity. The IRA, ETA, and PLO had done more damage in their off days to those countries than ISIS did with the best efforts.

  • Comparing the damage done by ISIS to the IRA, etc., is nothing but a moral equivalence logical fallacy.

    And how does ISIS not take credit for acts the actual perpetrators dedicate to them?
    For example, Omar Mateen repeatedly told a police hostage negotiator that he was a soldier of ISIS and that the United States had to stop its bombing in Syria when he gunned down 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/23/us/orlando-shooter-hostage-negotiator-call/index.html

  • Of course they can. It’s an editorial. If you had a real news source to back your claim up you wouldn’t bother with such a lame defense of a clearly vitriolic screed. You would just post to a story and foreclose further discussion on whether you are representing facts here.

    The actual news article doesn’t line up with the assertions of the prior screed you posted.
    “The Homeland Security Department said in a statement that the rule change, which was announced last week and not made in concert with Congress, gives the government more discretion, but will not open the country to terrorists or their sympathisers. People seeking refugee status, asylum and visas, including those already in the United States, will still be checked to make sure they do not pose a threat to national security or public safety, the department said.”

    ..Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate judiciary committee, said the rule change will help people he described as deserving refugees and asylum-seekers.

    “The existing interpretation was so broad as to be unworkable,” Leahy said in a statement. He said the previous rule barred applicants for reasons “that no rational person would consider”.

    Somehow adjustment from arbitrary and contradictory rules becomes support for terrorism in they eyes of a conservative wingnut.

  • Not at all. It is a gauge of severity and hysteria. Adding a longer term perspective to the subject which is lost with foaming at the mouth vitriol.

    People declare themselves ISIS soldiers to get international attention. ISIS doesn’t care whether they did the act or not. It’s all publicity for them. They are a brand name freely given out or taken. Al Qaeda used to do the same thing. They were the “Hello Kitty” of terrorism. Giving their name to anything and anyone remotely interested in capitalizing on it.

    Are either capable of a sustained campaign of terrorism beyond the efforts of effective law enforcement of developed countries? Doesn’t look that way.

    Selective memories of some people are amazing.

  • As if killing 49 people at a Gay nightclub in Orlando wouldn’t have given Mateen enough international attention among LGBTs, he felt it was necessary to add that he was a soldier of ISIS?

    Talk about “overkill.”

  • That’s the opinion of a troll, just as Leahy’s statement is an opinion of a liberal wingnut from Vermont.

    “… The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department now say that people considered to have provided ‘limited material support’ to terrorists or terrorist groups are no longer automatically barred from the US.”

    How “limited” was the “material support” that provided two assault rifles for Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik after they killed 14 and injured 22 others in the shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino?

  • See my prior comment. Again nothing being advocated against refugees and immigrants currently would have prevented such an attack. Most of our terrorists are home grown or came here as children. You are kind of rambling here way off the point.

    Frankly if you want to advocate they all Muslim’s are really terrorist sympathizers then we can call it a day. You can pick up your check from ISIS for the work you are doing for them. I do not take any arguments seriously they begin with, “____ religion is evil” unless the word in the blank is “all”.

  • When you put words in my mouth, all you have left is a straw man argument.

    And see my prior comment concerning your bogus “People declare themselves ISIS soldiers to get international attention.” Again, after killing 49 people at a Gay night club, Mateen didn’t need to declare himself a soldier of ISIS just to get more attention to his act.

  • “Hey ignoramus, how would the travel ban have prevented the attack? It would not have.”

    Hey Einstein, no one said it did — unless you count yourself as someone.

    “… The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department now say that people considered to have provided ‘limited material support’ to terrorists or terrorist groups are no longer automatically barred from the US.”

    Again, how “limited” was the “material support” that provided two assault rifles for Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik after they killed 14 and injured 22 others in the shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino?

  • Then you are staying off the topic. So now you blame lax gun control laws for terrorist attacks? Those people didn’t have to import their assault rifles. They were able to buy them like the rest of us. So the NRA provides material support for terrorism. Blame Wayne LaPierre.

  • You have drifted so far off topic and to be arguing irrelevancies on this thread. I am sure you had some point to make. But it doesn’t appear to have anything to do with anything else here.

  • No, the two ISIS recruits got their assault rifles from a close friend of Syed Farook, but how can any gun control regulation prevent that kind of “material support”?

  • The guns used in the San Bernadino incident weren’t smuggled into the country. They were bought through legal means. Thanks to loopholes and deliberate exceptions in laws supported by the NRA
    https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/04/us/weapons-in-san-bernardino-shootings-were-legally-obtained.html

    “The Guns From the San Bernardino Shooting Were Legal Thanks to the NRA”
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-guns-from-the-san-bernardino-shooting-were-legal-thanks-to-the-nra-20151203

    Gun control would have curtailed the “straw buying” which happened here. Which btw is typically how guns end up in the hands of common criminals.

  • In what way is anything you are talking about related to “World Refugee Day” that this article was about, or my original comments about demonizing refugees?

    It doesn’t. We have veered way off topic thanks to your diversion.

  • I’m talking about refugees from the Middle East who bring sharia and the rest of their Islamic baggage with them wherever they go.
    Or haven’t you ever wondered why they don’t assimilate into other cultures?

  • How can gun control stop people from lying on ATF Form 4473?

    Question 11a: “Are you the actual transferee/buyer of the firearm(s) listed on this form?”

    The assault rifles were bought by a third party and then transferred to the San Bernardino jihadists. That’s literally giving “material support” to terrorists, which was a restriction to immigration that Obama had exempted for Muslim refugees who had previously contributed to Hamas and other terrorists “charities.”

  • The guy who bought the guns wasn’t an immigrant, or a refugee, or even Muslim for that matter. So your link to Obama is non existent.

  • So you are using broad generalizations, bigoted assertions and pretending there is a link between refugees and terrorism just on the basis of being Muslim. Exactly what ISIS wants people like you to do. Exactly the sort of thing you have zero factual support for. I am sure ISIS pay for the kind of support you are giving them.

    I wasn’t putting words in your mouth at all or straw manning as you claimed. I had your position pegged early on.

    “Or haven’t you ever wondered why they don’t assimilate into other cultures?”

    Actually many do. Like every other religious minority. I take it you have zero exposure with actual American Muslims or their communities.

  • But I’ve had plenty of exposure to Saudis during Desert Storm and Bosnians during peacekeeping ops in the Balkans.

    And the basis for Islamic terrorism IS being Muslim AND believing its Quran — or do you see Pentecostals holding Bibles yelling “Allah Akbar” while they blow themselves up?

    And I had you pegged for a troll from the get go. But I wonder who’s paying you: Hamas, Hezbollah, PLO….?

  • “The guy who bought the guns” was a Mexican-American convert to Islam who gave material support to at least one Muslim immigrant on a fiancée Visa.

  • So you don’t know a damn thing about American Muslims or current refugees and we’re talking out your sphincter.

    There is no such thing as a sane and rational argument on the line if “___ religion is evil”.

    We are done with any pretense of a sane discussion. Now you getting into “bigots trying to rationalize their prejudice” territory.

    “And the basis for Islamic terrorism IS being Muslim AND believing its Quran -”

    Thank you ISIS spokesperson. You have repeated their poisonous screeds verbatim and at face value.

    Do they wire money to you or just mail checks?

  • Again not an immigrant or refugee (I saw nothing in the news items linked about him being a convert, I will ignore that unless you have a news source which confirms that).

    He gave the guns to a US citizen. He was charged for crimes relating to the straw buying.

    You were grasping at straws. Stretching and misrepresenting facts. You’re done.

  • Stick that fork in yourself Spud; the convert to Islam “straw purchased” two assault rifles for a jihadi.

    Re NPR: “… The first is that Martinez appears to have been radicalized in the U.S. The second is that he is Latino. Latino converts to radical Islam have been connected to terrorism cases in this country with increasing frequency — and officials are trying to understand why.”

    http://www.npr.org/2010/12/09/131916271/officials-worry-about-some-latino-converts-to-islam

    But feel free to ignore NPR as you do everything else you don’t want to know.

  • “And I don’t know of any Judeo-Christians who practice Islamic terrorism.
    Do you?”

    I am speaking with one.

    You are doing a great job as an ISIS shill. Really spreading their propaganda and attacking effective anti terrorism efforts well. Islamic terrorists got a great friend in you.

  • So you showed he was Muslim, as I requested. As I said before, he was still not a refugee or immigrant.

    So there is no relation to the Obama refugee policy or anything the Cheeto travel ban would have allegedly prevented. You’re up Schitts Creek here without a paddle.

  • Hateful ignorant bigots like you do more to support terrorism here than all the mass murderers and bomb throwers combined. They only kill people. You advocate killing what makes our society good.

    The only “useful idiot” who is justifying their acts is you. You use their rhetoric. You want to attack our greatest asset we have against ISIS. Freedom loving Muslims living here. People who are not warehoused in ghettos like in Europe and live like every other reasonably successful immigrant group.

    You parrot the ISIS stance verbatim. You follow their directives to attack our values of religious freedom, due process and democracy.

    How much do they pay you?

  • You are not aware of anything. I got that already.

    Of course they means she was not a refugee and she had direct familial ties with a US citizen. Unless she had some record in her home country (which she did not), immigration would have done nothing with her anyway.

    You used a crap example and just doubled down on the stup1d. None of this had to do with refugees. It was a useless diversion.

    You already told me you consider all Muslims terrorist supporters so any pretense of a same discussion is long past.

    ISIS clearly pays you by the post. So I will just cut you off here.

  • All Muslims who give or have given “charitable” material support to terrorists are literally terrorist supporters, according to the English language.

    And the female fiancée of the San Bernardino terrorist duo lied on her K5 Visa; such deception would be even more difficult to detect in refugees coming from war torn areas, according to the former director of the FBI.

    “FBI Director Jim Comey testified in a Senate hearing Wednesday that he has ‘concerns about the ability to vet people’ from countries with which the U.S. does not have a relationship, such as Syria and Yemen.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/03/comey-its-difficult-to-vet-people-from-syria-and-yemen/

  • According to the prior rules “material support” would involve people who had to pay protection to Islamicist thugs to survive or were abducted and forced into servitude by them. Which is why they were changed. EVEN IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS agreed the change was necessary.

    She was from Pakistan (a country not on the travel ban list) and was not a refugee. She didn’t lie on the visa. You are full of crap.

    Daily Caller is hardly a reliable source.
    “The Daily Caller produces sensational headlines and has a right wing bias in reporting and has made false claims according to Snopes and Politifact. ”
    https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/daily-caller/
    http://www.snopes.com/tag/daily-caller/

    The FBI also is not involved in the vetting process for refugees either. Comey is in no position of personal knowledge on the subject.

    In fact, Department of Homeland Security. sources DIRECTLY CONTRADICT THE THREATS claimed by travel ban supporters
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/02/24/dhs-memo-contradict-travel-ban-trump/98374184/

    Why do you have to l1e so badly?

  • Hateful ignorant bigots like you do more to support terrorism here than all the mass murderers and bomb throwers combined. They only kill people. You advocate killing what makes our society good.
    The only “useful i11ot” who is justifying their acts is you. You use their rhetoric. You want to attack our greatest asset we have against ISIS.

    Freedom loving Muslims living here. People who are not warehoused in ghettos like in Europe and live like every other reasonably successful immigrant group.

    You parrot the ISIS stance verbatim. You follow their directives to attack our values of religious freedom, due process and democracy.

    How much do they pay you?

  • European Muslims live in ghettos because they don’t assimilate with non-Muslims, not because they are being “warehoused” by their neighbors.

    And I see you’re still making excuses for them; does someone actually pay you for that nonsense?

  • Why do you spell your bogus accusations so badly? Is that a cheap trick to fool the Discus mods?

    So The Daily Caller and Comey don’t know what they’re talking about? Well, how convenient for you, but what about the LA Times?

    Concerning Tashfeen Malik, her “role came under additional scrutiny as investigators found a false address on part of her K-1 visa application, the so-called fiancée visa, that allowed her to enter the United States to marry Farook and become a U.S. resident.

    “‘Our government apparently didn’t catch the false address in Pakistan she listed on her application or other possible signs that she was radicalized or an operative,’ said Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), who chaired the Senate hearing.

    “Two government sources told The Times that Malik used the name of a neighborhood or street near her home in Pakistan, rather than her family’s home address. Investigators speculate that she sought to deflect any investigation of her family’s reputed ties to Islamic militants in Punjab….”

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-san-bernardino-shooters-preplanning-20151209-story.html

  • Bullsh1t. Aside from the UK, no European countries have a naturalization policy. They bring in workers from the Middle East and North Africa for cheap labor and crap on them. They create multi-generational slums. You have generations of children born in those countries who can never be considered citizens or have the same rights as others born in the country. Europeans don’t know jack squat about how to do immigration sanely

    You have no clue what American Muslim communities look like. They are working to middle class in most areas (as “assimilated” as every other ethnic enclave) such as Deerborn and Downtown Brooklyn to downright wealthy in Los Angeles. Not the kind of slums one sees in Paris or Hamburg.

    Btw bigoted, ignoramus, American Muslims are responsible for turning in more terrorists than outside efforts.
    “Muslim informants fingered more terror suspects than bulk data-collection did in the same period of time”
    http://warisboring.com/american-muslims-turn-in-lots-of-terrorists/

    So how much does ISIS pay you for their support?

  • “So The Daily Caller and Comey don’t know what they’re talking about? ”

    Nope. My links showed that. Neither do you for that matter.

    Still not a refugee or from a country on Trump’s travel ban. Still no relation to the article.

    From your own article
    “Her ability to obtain the K-1 visa — which required her to give fingerprints and other information that was checked against U.S. immigration, terrorism and criminal databases ”

    So how does ISIS send their payments to you?

    You make a big deal of giving material aid and comfort to terrorism. But that is exactly what you do.

    You follow their plans precisely:
    Demonizing refugees
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/11/16/isis_demonizes_refugees_just_like_republicans_do.html

    Lumping all Muslims in with terrorists as ISIS WANTS PEOPLE TO DO
    https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/03/23/isis-targets-grayzone-moderate-islam/p9Uiv35DEnHSt7Fzk9SL1K/story.html

    Attacking freedom of speech and religion
    http://www.gazettextra.com/20160512/first_amendment_make_america_safe_again_by_rejecting_islamophobia

  • Project much?

    ISIS destroyed any peaceful co-existence between Muslims and non-Muslims by killing the latter.
    And Muslim refugees who have contributed to ISIS “charities” have by definition given material support to terrorists. And you clearly demonstrated that you have no objection to that terrorist support.

    And for the record the Associated Press struck “Islamophobia” as well as “homophobia” from its styleguide back in 2012.

    Or didn’t you and Time magazine get the memo?

  • Your links don’t disprove the LA Times assertion that investigators found that ISIS terrorist Tashfeen Malik gave a false address on her K-1 visa application.

    “‘Our government apparently didn’t catch the false address in Pakistan she listed on her application or other possible signs that she was radicalized or an operative,’ said Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), who chaired the Senate hearing.”

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-san-bernardino-shooters-preplanning-20151209-story.html

    The Times also reported that Malik lied on her visa to deflect any investigation of her family’s reputed ties to Islamic militants in Punjab. And nothing you post will ever change that conclusion.

  • How much do your Muslim refugees pay ISIS?

    “… This reverse assimilation effect currently plaguing most of Europe can only lead to the subjugation and Islamization of the continent, unless stricter laws are passed and enforced and borders better controlled or even closed – not to mention the potential terrorists freely infiltrating all of Europe, completely unchecked.
    I fear that most Europeans already feel overwhelmed and that they have given up on fighting back. Most governments realize that they are in a crisis, yet the demon of political correctness has possessed them, muted their voices and tied their hands. They have become the puppets of Islamo-fascism. In many cases like Sweden, France and Germany, the Muslim voting bloc is now making a difference between victory or defeat for key candidates.

    “Assimilation and integration of Muslims in Europe has been a complete failure….”

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/reverse-assimilation-the-muslim-takeover-of-europe/#y8MJtCOIL2a9I0mQ.99

    In fact, Angela Merkle famously said that multiculturalism in Germany had “utterly failed.”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/angela-merkel-german-chancellor-says-multiculturalism-is-a-sham-a6773111.html

  • Now you are quoting Wing Nuts Daily at me? You expected me to take that seriously? LMAO! It’s a tirade by ISIS supporters like you.

    Angela Merkle’s quote is a fave of neo nazis. Of course Germany has no naturalization policy and imported “guest workers” like crazy. Without thinking “hey maybe these people might stay and have families”. The quote is a great example why Europe doesn’t get immigration. But the US does.

    You made it clear, you don’t know jack sh1t about American muslims or refugees. You are an ISIS shill who is too dim to realize it.

  • Actually the LA times article disproved you. You just didn’t read it all the way you through.

    The experts at the DHS, the people who actually vet immigrants (unlike the FBI), declared Trump was full of crap. Every expert and analyst in the executive branch think he is full of crap. Hence the constant leaking done to protect professional integrity and set facts straight.

    iSIS got there money’s worth with you.

  • How foolish do you have to be to place “refugees” who contribute material support to Hamas and other Islamic terrorists inside Western democracies?

  • Show us where the article even mentioned Trump.

    The LA Times reported that Malik lied on her visa to deflect any investigation of her family’s reputed ties to Islamic militants in Punjab.

    And nothing you post will ever change that conclusion.

  • But Merkle was addressing the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), not neo Nazis.

    “Mrs Merkel told a gathering of younger members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on Saturday that at ‘the beginning of the 60s our country called the foreign workers to come to Germany and now they live in our country …

    “‘And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other… has failed, utterly failed.'”

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-11559451

  • Still not relevant to the article here or has anything to do with refugees or the Obama policy you referenced. Your example was crap.

  • That Merkel line is often quoted Neo Nazis, which was I said.

    Bigots are still getting mileage from it apparently.

    Don’t worry, I bet ISIS still appreciates your support.

  • But it is the case after Obama waived the restrictions that barred refugees who have contributed to Islamist terrorist “charities” from entering the US.

  • Which wasn’t actually the case according to CIS officials who actually requested the change. Which was not as you represented.

    It was in the Guardian article you linked to, but did not read. If you had read the article and not been so hell bent on supporting ISIS, you would have picked up on it a day ago. You are dense. Feel free to get in the last word. I won’t bother to read it.

  • But they don’t, I am a pain in the behind to them. I don’t repeat their propaganda like you do.

  • According to the American media it was Pres. Obama who used an executive order to tell the State Department and Homeland Security to waive Muslim refugees who contributed to Islamic terrorist “charities,” not the other way around.

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