Obama stood in front of the TV cameras this past week and berated Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates for wanting to halt the flow of Syrian refugees set to pour into this country. In addition to pushing for the immediate acceptance of the refugees despite the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Obama also claimed to be in opposition of any exclusion based on religion.
“When I hear folks say that, well, maybe we should just admit the Christians but not the Muslims, when I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which person who’s fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted, when some of those folks themselves come from families who benefited from protection when they were fleeing political persecution, that’s shameful,” Obama said.
Despite Obama’s grandiose statements, the actions of his administration have been the opposite. According to CNS news, of the 2,186 refugees that have been admitted into the U.S. since the beginning of the Syrian war, 2,098 of them are of the Muslim faith. Only 53 are Christian, and the remaining 35 are comprised of 5 other religions and athiests.
While the Syrian Muslims are being displaced by the ongoing war, Christians in Iraq and Syria are being systematically targeted and slaughtered by Al Qaeda and ISIS because of their faith.
If turning his back on the ones that need help the most wasn’t enough of a hypocrisy, Obama is also persecuting Christian refugees that are already in the country.
According to Fox News, over two dozen Christians from Iraq are being deported by the Obama administration despite their repeated requests for asylum.
The 27 Chaldean Christians fled persecution in their homeland and entered into the United States through Mexico. “These are families who were split up because of religious persecution,” Michael Bazzi, of St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral said, “We wonder why, for thousands of Muslims, the door is open to America, yet Christians are not allowed to come.”
The Christians have been held at a detention center in San Diego since they crossed the border. Of the 27 refugees, 22 have so far been ordered out of the country. “We will continue to seek to remove the ones who have been ordered removed,” Immigrations and Customs Enforcement spokesperson Lauren Mack said.
It is unfortunate that while Obama and various other Democratic lawmakers continue to try and shame Republicans into accepting tens of thousands of refugees with no questions asked, they are targeting and persecuting the ones who are already here and who most need the safety that America can provide.