The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the top Islamist bully in the U.S., bellowed that refusing to accept Muslim refugees is the moral equivalent of slavery, It's just doing its best to ensure that it is not designated as a terror organization, but that's what one would expect from an organization closely aligned with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
There have already been some problems, as one would expect when a wrongheaded policy is finally reversed. At least one person who worked for the U.S. government in the Middle East has been detained for a number of hours, with this needing to be corrected because otherwise no one will work for us there.
Most refugees are Muslims, especially in Europe.
"Some of the most vulnerable people in the world right now are Muslims. If we say no Muslim should be let in, we are denying the humanity and dignity of people made in the image of God," proclaimed Scott Arbeiter, president of World Relief, an arm of the National Association of Evangelicals and partner with the Obama administration in resettling refugees.
Except that Allah of Islam and God of Christianity have very different personalities, with the former being misogynist and violent and the latter's image being softened by Jesus in the New Testament, as well as by the Reformation and Renaissance.
Arbeiter opined that it is our duty to accept large numbers of refugees, comparing them to the Jews we turned away at the start of WWII and the millions of refugees, called Displaced Persons (DPs), seen after the war ended. His comparison neglects one important factor, however. DPs were fleeing oppression and did not exhibit violent tendencies, while the Pew Research Center informed us that a very large percentage of Muslims want to implement Islamic law everywhere, with rampant discrimination against non-believers. Since we have not been able to devise a litmus test to separate Islamists from peaceful Muslims -- the Tsarnaev family is a good example, with the mother being a fanatical Islamist -- we should take a prudent break from blind acceptance of refugees.
Many of my family members served in WWII and/or Korea, though they are almost all gone now. As a child I was regaled with tales of extreme poverty and black market maneuvers, but not once did I hear a story regarding a beheading or a mass grope committed by DPs.
In truth, the people most at risk are those of minority religions in the Middle East, e.g. Yazidis and Christians. As for the former, Islamic State sexually enslaved thousands of Yazidi girls and women, with girls given as gifts to older men, raped multiple times each day, and sometimes burned alive for refusing to have sex. As for the latter, nearly one million Christians were martyred for their faith in the last decade.
Sunni Muslims in Syria and Iraq often sympathize with Islamic State and assist them in their genocidal ways, sometimes for very selfish reasons.
"Please don't do things with me there. Then he raped me," revealed Lamiya Haji Bashar, referring to a local Sunni man. "I once asked his wife and mother to help protect me from the sexual abuse but they said that was his right since I was an infidel."
The Pew Research Center noted that the Obama administration had a goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. in the last fiscal year, with refugee status actually given to 12,587 Syrians. 99% were Muslim and less than 1% were Christian -- 68 Christians, 25 Yazidis, and 6 Zoroastrians.
Canada differs from Arbeiter, not to mention Barack Obama, on the subject of duty, with many politicians believing that their country has a duty to offer sanctuary to Yazidi girls and women, with MPs voting unanimously to do so.
Australia agrees with Canada, with it having decided that Iraqi Christians and Yazidis are eligible for Special Humanitarian Visas.
Armenia is another sanctuary, with Yazidis there having helped Armenian and other Christians escape from the Ottoman Empire's many genocides -- Armenian, Greek, and Assyrian -- more than one hundred years ago, with Yazidis then being punished for their generosity.
The issue of refugees is a major intersection for the no-borders crowd. BBC News invoked the almighty Google, which uses H-1B visas to replace American workers with foreigners as does virtually every Silicon Valley enterprise. India is desperately worried over Trump's executive order because its entire IT sector is dependent upon being able to have its employees work in the U.S. via H-1B and L-1 visas, not to mention that over 14% of Indians are Muslims.
In late 1919, President Woodrow Wilson ordered 249 communists and anarchists deported, including Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman who then vowed to create the "Russia Friends of America Liberty" the main goal of which would be the promotion of "social revolution in the United States." Wilson, one of the founders of the League of Nations, ordered via Commissioner General of Immigration Anthony Caminetti: "That we will arrest and detain until we can deport, any alien, whether a member of the I.W.W. or not, who is found advocating or seeking anarchy or the overthrow by force or violence of the government of the United States, or forms of law, or the assassination of public officials, or who is in any other manner subject to deportation under the immigration laws even though he may not commit any overt act."
UPI noted at the time: "Naturalized persons convicted under the act will be subject to denaturalization and deportation." Naturalized trouble-makers could be stripped of their citizenship because they had lied on their oath of citizenship.
There is no practical difference between communists and Islamists, as both intend to replace the local government with one that will implement their murderous beliefs. Neither is interested in becoming American, so we should show them the door.