The last week has been filled with controversy over Syria refugees. Republican and Democrat alike have their doubts about the wholesale influx of refugees who potentially could be aligned with terrorism.
This is not an irrational fear, as our president stated in the Philippines, that opponents were “afraid of widows and orphans.”
It is always extremely classy of the current administration to take the dirty laundry outside of the country and try to promote his twisted ideals, except it is not in any way professional or in keeping with the leader of the free world. But then, class has never been his burden.
It is a real threat, and the best example would be the two brothers who bombed the Boston Marathon. They immigrated to the United States as children. They had advantages, public schooling and government assistance paid for by American taxpayers.
Yet, they retained the beliefs of their homeland, and had a hatred of the country that saved them, protected them. They bit the hand that had fed them, and maimed and killed people they did not even know with their core hatred. Their own mother supported their position, as she was quoted as being in support of the young men and their actions in their violent, anonymous, killing for the terrorist cause along with their friends and allies. There was no remorse, not from any one of them. So much for the “gentler sex.”
How did the refugee children the United States fed and sheltered become so full of hate? Could it be cultural? At least, that seems a reasonable and strong possibility.
That being said, it seems that many Syrian refugees who seek asylum in the long held stronghold of Michigan are offended and surprised that a great majority in the United States are against more refugees or, minimally, for a much, much stronger vetting system for potential refugees.
A quote from the book of Matthew 12:30 in which Jesus said, “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters…”
If the people who are of the same race and religion as the Islamic State do not CONDEMN and HALT the activities of the Islamic State, then they must be guilty by acquiescence!
They must find this behavior as acceptable if they do not band together and stop it. If they do not scream to the world that they want NO part of such thinking, such gratuitous violence, then they must feel that this is status quo and needs no punishment.
“All evil needs to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)
Truer words have never been spoken.
Until some real organized effort by the followers of Islam, in any and all nations, can show some initiative in prohibiting such violence as witnessed in Paris twice this year, by either social and public shunning of radicals, or by actively pursuing and revealing who and where these rogues are operating, there is little confidence in keeping such terrorism under control.
How does the United States know that the families that will enter under refugee status will not bring young men and women who feel that the cause of Radical Islam must be advanced?
Will the United States open its collective arms and invest in such youth, only have treachery returned for its kindness as in the case of the brothers Dzhokher and Tamerlan Tsarnaev?
Are the crystal balls at the ready?
That seems to be the only real way to determine who will turn bad and who will be thankful to accept an opportunity for a quiet, peaceful life with the advantages of freedom, education and happiness in this republic, this haven of freedom, The United States.