DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CHRISTIAN REFUGEES FROM SYRIA

NEWSWEEK has reported on government bias against Christian refugees. This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations web site.

The article reads as follows:

The headline for this column “The U.S. Bars Christian, Not Muslim, Refugees From Syria” will strike many readers as ridiculous.

But the numbers tell a different story: The United States has accepted 10,801 Syrian refugees, of whom 56 are Christian. Not 56 percent; 56 total, out of 10,801. That is to say, one-half of 1 percent.

The BBC says that 10 percent of all Syrians are Christian, which would mean 2.2 million Christians. It is quite obvious, and President Barack Obama and Secretary John Kerry have (finally and reluctantly-my comment) acknowledged it, that Middle Eastern Christians are an especially persecuted group.

http://www.newsweek.com/us-bars-christian-not-muslim-refugees-syria-497494

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