patchyfog

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  1. My point was not to bash Trump per se. It just seems to me that if persecution of Christians is truly a concern, maybe they should receive some priority when it comes to immigration. But maybe some people really don't want that, even if they give Christian persecution lip service.
  2. If you were sincere, you'd post about something other than constantly trying to bait and criticize left-leaners. Like the current plight of Christians in certain countries who face the most danger and persecution. Like the Christians of Syria and Iraq. Did you know how this administration's policies have caused the number of refugees the U.S. will accept to plummet to pathetically low numbers? On Good Friday and beyond, remember Christians who aren't allowed to take refuge in the US ...Last year, the Trump administration held the first Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, which convened a broad range of stakeholders, including foreign ministers, international organization representatives and religious leaders, to identify concrete ways to combat religious persecution. Secretary of State Pompeo, who hosted the event, called the protection and promotion of international religious freedom “a top foreign policy priority.” It’s inexplicable, then, that the State Department’s Refugee Resettlement Program has all but shut the door on persecuted Christians and other religious minorities from several of the countries where they face the most severe restrictions on religious freedom. Last year, the administration set the refugee ceiling for FY 2019 for an all-time low of only 30,000 refugees. This is less than half the cap of 70,000 set by President George W. Bush following the September 11 attacks. And it is significantly less than the admission rate under President George H.W. Bush, who set the ceiling between 125,000 and 142,000 each year of his administration. The cuts come at a time when the number of refugees around the world is at an all-time high of 25.4 million. At the mid-point of the current federal fiscal year, just 12,151 total refugees have been admitted into the U.S. for resettlement. This includes only five self-identified Christian refugees from Syria and only 41 from Iraq – countries where Christians are at risk of genocide. From the fifty countries on Open Doors’ World Watch List for persecution of Christians, just 2,263 Christian refugees were allowed to arrive in the first six months of the fiscal year, on pace for a decline of 73 percent compared to just three years ago. In FY 2009, the last year George W. Bush established the refugee ceiling, more than 30,000 Christian refugees came from the fifty countries on that year’s Open Doors World Watch List; this year, if nothing changes, the number of Christian refugees from countries on the current list for countries where Christians face persecution is unlikely to reach 5,000. ADVERTISEMENT And while the State Department’s Refugee Admission page continues to boast that “The United States is proud of its history of welcoming immigrants and refugees” and will “continue to prioritize the admission of the most vulnerable refugees while upholding the safety and security of the American people,” other wills seem to be prevailing. In particular, the administration’s policies seem to be largely influenced by the views of Stephen Miller, whose reported response to concerns from others within the administration about the decline in the resettlement of persecuted Christians was that he “would be happy if not a single refugee foot ever again touched American soil.”... https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/04/19/good-friday-remember-persecuted-christian-refugees-world-easter-religion-column/3501369002/
  3. Not like they've been killing Leafs' fans!
  4. I guess I'm going with the view that the local jihadis were helped by a bigger organization. Maybe they thought Sri Lanka was soft as a target? If so, they were right. It wouldn't surprise me if, with the physical caliphate lost, there's an uptick in terror attacks.
  5. I think you're a damn phony about this issue, interested only in criticism of Dems.
  6. As I've read through the multiple threads on the bombings, what really stands out to me is that PG's righties are more interested in criticizing some Dems for the words they use or don't use, rather than the incident itself, or current US policy consideration.
  7. Here's the current sum of Trump's tweets about the bombings: @realDonaldTrump Apr 21 138 people have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more that 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels. The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka. We stand ready to help Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 7h Spoke to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka this morning to inform him that the United States stands by him and his country in the fight against terrorism. Also expressed condolences on behalf of myself and the People of the United States Forget Christian, Trump didn't even mention Easter in his tweets. Or jihadi. Or... tom, you and a bunch of other PG and Outpost righties obviously didn't even check what Trump said. Yet you're all outraged.
  8. If they're all evil, what do you want the U.S. to do, as a matter of policy? Start the war to end all wars? Seriously.
  9. So Mueller said No Comment, drove home, and the world didn't end?
  10. She's gonna break his bankbook heart.
  11. Let's find out!
  12. I suspect that Raider's a heretic but hides it.
  13. It reeks of desperation