There is a lot of discussion going on about Syrian refugees. Obama and the Democrats want you to believe that these poor souls fleeing oppression are mostly women and children. But is that true?
The refugee wave sweeping over the European Union has nearly reached last year’s total of 662,000, but despite reports that many are families from Syria just 20 percent are from that war-torn nation and most are younger men.
Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency, said that by August, 600,000 had arrived at the union’s border seeking asylum, but just 121,500 were from Syria. The rest came from a collection of other countries including Kosovo, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Pew noted that while the number of Syrians fleeing was lower than the impression given by the media coverage, many from other countries are claiming to be Syrian because people from that nation appear to be on the fast-track for asylum.
“Syrians are the biggest single group of asylum applicants this year, comprising about 20 percent of the total (though some refugees from other countries reportedly are claiming to be Syrian, in the hopes of improving their chances of gaining asylum). More than half the asylum seekers, in fact, are from just five countries: Syria, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Albania and Iraq. Most (72 percent) are male, and more than half (54 percent) are ages 18 to 34; men in that age bracket account for fully 43 percent of asylum applicants,” said Pew.
I really hate it when people try to manipulate me emotionally.
Look, here’s the deal – Syria is a hell hole these days. It’s been a fucked up place to live for at least a century now. I don’t blame anyone for wanting to get out of there and go somewhere better.
But there is a genuine concern that terrorists will try to slip into the U.S. and Europe by posing as refugees. There is also a concern that some Muslim immigrants have no intention or desire to assimilate into Western culture.
As usual, Obama and the Democrats are trying to demonize all opposition to their plans as racist and bigoted.
In a couple weeks it will be Pearl Harbor Day. The Left is using the shameful episode of Japanese Internment as an argument that opposition to allowing refugees to settle here is racist. But the vast majority of those people who were wrongfully interned were loyal American citizens, many of whom had resided here all their lives.
In the days following the attack on Pearl Harbor, was it unreasonable to be suspicious of Japanese nationals who were in our country? Or German nationals?
Why is it assumed that the only way to help Syrian refugees is to grant them permanent residency in America? Why aren’t we demanding that their military-age men go back and fight for their freedom? Why aren’t Muslim nations taking in these refugees?
More pictures of “women and children”: