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    The U.S. and U.N. Have Abandoned Christian Refugees

    The U.S. and U.N. Have Abandoned Christian Refugees - WSJ


    if these were the "Syrian refugees" we were taking in, I'd have no questions about them

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    I couldnt read it all either

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    Try typing the title of the article into google. Then look for the link with a number following the link. Sometimes that will get you access to the article.
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    It worked for me, since you both know the lede, I'm just posting a few paragraphs I thought of interest:

    For instance, the Obama administration’s expanded refugee program for Syria depends on refugee referrals from the UNHCR. Yet Syria’s genocide survivors have been consistently underrepresented. State’s database shows that of 12,587 Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, only 68 were Christians and 24 were members of the Yazidi sect. That means 0.5% were Christians, though they have long accounted for 10% of Syria’s population. In 2015, among 1,682 Syrians admitted, there were 30 Christians and no Yazidis.
    At a December press conference in Washington, D.C., I asked the U.N.’s then-high commissioner for refugees, António Guterres, to explain the disproportionately low number of Syrian Christians resettled abroad. The replies—from a man poised to be the U.N’s next secretary-general—were shocking and illuminating.

    Mr. Guterres said that generally Syria’s Christians should not be resettled, because they are part of the “DNA of the Middle East.” He added that Lebanon’s Christian president had asked him not to remove Christian refugees. Mr. Guterres thus appeared to be articulating what amounts to a religious-discrimination policy, for political ends.

    As for why so few Christians and Yazidis are finding shelter in the UNHCR’s regional refugee camps, members of these groups typically say they aren’t safe. Stephen Rasche, the resettlement official for the Chaldean Catholic Archdiocese in Erbil, Iraq, told Congress last month that in Erbil “there are no Christians who will enter the U.N. camps for fear of violence against them.”
    Erbil’s archdiocese, which oversees care for 70,000 people displaced by ISIS, including half of Nineveh’s Christians, has reported that U.N. aid bypasses them. As Mr. Rasche told Congress in September, “[S]ince August 2014, other than initial supplies of tents and tarps, the Christian community in Iraq has received nothing in aid from any U.S. aid agencies or the U.N.” He warned that the community faces extinction without more assistance.

    Persecuted groups also found no help from the U.N.-established Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria in its only report on ISIS genocide. Issued in June, the report focused solely on persecuted members of the Yazidi faith. The commission—an influential adviser to the UNHCR—dismissed in a short paragraph the notion that Christians also have been targeted for genocide.

    Echoing ISIS propaganda and without citing evidence, the commission report declared that ISIS recognizes their “right to exist as Christians . . . as long as they pay the [Islamic] jizya tax.” Not true, according to the Patriarch Younan and the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Aphrem, who told me in August in Rome that no intact Christian communities or functioning churches remain in the parts of Syria or Iraq under ISIS.

    Genocide is the most heinous human-rights violation. For America to entrust the survival of communities on the brink of extinction to a U.N. operation that routinely fails them is the height of cynicism.
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    so, because they are "the DNA of the ME" they can be exterminated?
    the logic is just not working

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    I still don't want them here if we can't vet them.......
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    I still don't want them here if we can't vet them.......
    given the options, I'll take Christians over Muslims

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    so, because they are "the DNA of the ME" they can be exterminated?
    the logic is just not working
    The "DNA of the ME" almost smacks of a master race kind of logic doesn't it?
    I know the US turned their backs on the plight of the Jews for a while during the WWII era. Does anyone know if the UN did the same thing at first?

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    so, because they are "the DNA of the ME" they can be exterminated?
    the logic is just not working
    The "DNA of the ME" almost smacks of a master race kind of logic doesn't it?
    I know the US turned their backs on the plight of the Jews for a while during the WWII era. Does anyone know if the UN did the same thing at first?
    I may be misunderstanding your post, but from how I read it, the UN came into existence following WWII.
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