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Why the US should welcome Syrian refugees without prejudice

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Syrian Refugees

I wrote about Syrian refugees at The Express Tribune Blogs. Friends who are/were refugees/immigrants, like Ali A. Rizvi & Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, support secularism and diversity. Their voices add to the cultures of Canada and the United States. To assume that 10,000 Syrians are unable to criticize religion, and will blindly follow fundamentalist ideology, is ridiculous. Most will take advantage of their new freedoms.

Here’s my take, Why the US should welcome Syrian refugees without prejudice:

“A meme circulating the internet these days goes,

“Before you condemn Syrian refugees, make sure you never said ‘All Lives Matter’.”

The irony is clear. The fate of Syrian refugees fleeing the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been put in limbo in the aftermath of the November 13th terrorist attacks in Paris, as seen by an increase in the US of anti-refugee rhetoric…(more)”

Also, other blogs at ET worth reading by and :
Why Muslims should empathise with Islamophobia
#ParisAttacks: Blaming the refugees for the attacks on France is like blaming the victim for escaping the abuser

 

 

 

 

Written by Caleb Powell

November 27, 2015 at 3:23 am