Those on the left freaking out today over President Trump's executive order temporarily banning refugees from Syria can go, with all due respect, GF themselves. They were silent as Christians and other religious minorities were left to die in Syria and Iraq at the hands of ISIS (and sometimes our supposed allies we were supporting) when Barack Obama was in charge. As Elliot Abrams in Newsweek noted in September: The Obama Administration effectively bars Christian, but not Muslim refugees from Syria.
Trump is flipping that policy, making the emphasis on bringing in Christian refugees. This makes sense for several good reasons: 1) Christians are targeted for the harshest treatment by ISIS in Syria, 2) Christian refugees are easier to vet for safety coming to the United States, 3) Christian refugees are easier to assimilate in the United States, and 4) Barack Obama over favored Muslim Syrians for years, so it fairer to focus now on Christians. I would also encourage our refugee police to embrace bringing in other religious minorities facing persecution and death at the hands of ISIS.
And leftists, do not keep bringing up Anne Frank and Jews fleeing the Nazis. Your Democrat hero Franklin Delano Roosevelt did very little to help Jewish refugees into the USA. European Jews were also a zero threat on becoming terrorists once they got here. FDR also could have done far more to disrupt and slow the Holocaust.
Today President Trump signed an executive order explicitly protecting gay people. The lying left can admit they were wrong now pic.twitter.com/Dv4QMBarGR— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) January 28, 2017
Instapundit: 57% support Trump's ban, Separating fact from hysteria, Remember when Democrats pushed no fly lists without due process, Left Immigration Freefall: Don Surber, Roger Simon: My Islam problem and yours, WaPo's fact checker admits an inconvenient fact about fact checking the left, Leftist Hypocrisy makes me sick: Obama did a six month immigration pause and none of you blinked, Safezones in Syria, Trump's Means It
Federalist: Obama stopped the refugee program for six months (looks like Trump is baiting the press again)
Twitchy: Glenn Kessler admits the media are incompetent and there is a double standard for Dems
Legal Insurrection: Most claims about Trump's visa executive order are false or misleading
Powerline: Is President Trump's ban the worst of both worlds? and Myths and Reality
David French: Separating facts from hysteria on Trump's Immigration order
AoSHQ: Morning Report has some interesting links and flashbacks
TOM: The problem of 'racist facts'
Don Surber: Borderline Insanity