Reserve refugee status for Christians fleeing Muslim persecution

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Bryan Fischer – Guest Columnist
Bryan FischerIt is my position that the only Syrian refugees we should allow to come to our shores are Christians who are fleeing Muslim persecution in their native land.

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There are hundreds, even thousands, of Syrian Muslim “refugees” who are now in New Jersey, none of whom have been vetted for possible jihadist sympathies. They have no intention of assimilating to American life and culture but rather have sought out existing Muslim neighborhoods in which to live.

It is my position that the only Syrian refugees we should allow to come to our shores are Christians who are fleeing Muslim persecution in their native land. There are plenty of those, as Muslims have destroyed homes, churches and entire villages just because they belong to followers of Christ. But President Obama’s administration routinely denies refuge to the victims of Islam.

There are 56 other Muslim nations in the world. If Islam is a “religion of peace,” as we are constantly told, that means there are 56 other havens of peace, tranquility and security around the world to which these Muslim Syrian refugees can go.

As a Christian nation, we should reserve refugee status for fellow Christians, who are looking, as our forefathers were, for a place where they can freely exercise their Christian faith.

Out of compassion, we certainly can offer our services as a Christian nation to help these Muslim refugees relocate to the Muslim nation of their choice, where they can live in a nation run by the Islamic principles they cherish rather than the Christian ones their religion teaches them to despise.

No one has a constitutional right to immigrate to the United States. Congress has the constitutional authority to establish the rules of immigration and should use it to ensure that newcomers to our shores strengthen the fabric of our Judeo-Christian culture rather than weaken it.

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Bryan Fischer is director of issues analysis for the American Family Association. He hosts “Focal Point with Bryan Fischer” every weekday on AFR Talk from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Central).

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