There is no doubt that Obama is striving for a goal. He is seeking to bring in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees by September. There is also no doubt that this goal will be reached and possibly surpassed.
The Washington Times reports:
The U.S. accepted more than 2,300 Syrian refugees in June alone, sending the fiscal year total soaring past the 5,000 mark and putting the government on track to surpass President Obama’s goal of 10,000 by the end of September, but raising questions about screening out potential terrorists.
June’s numbers set a monthly record for the Homeland Security and State departments, which committed resources received earlier this year to streamline the process — in what critics say amounted to corner-cutting — to get back on track toward Mr. Obama’s political goal.
A vetting process that had already drawn concerns from both sides of the aisle is now streamlined. There is no way to expect a troubled process to improve with speed. It is possible that the next perpetrator of terror has already arrived in America. But the other side of this is the disparaging numbers this 2,300 has brought.
The Times continues:
Of those accepted in June, more than 99 percent are Sunni Muslims. Just eight identified themselves as Christian, eight identified as a non-Sunni form of Islam, and one reported having no religious affiliation.
Those numbers have drawn criticism because the percentage of Sunni Muslims is far greater than that of the Syrian population as a whole, which is about 75 percent Sunni.
With this disproportionate amount of refugees to population, it should cause us to wonder if this pattern is accidental of purposeful. Also, with the huge danger that Christians face in European refugee camps, one should wonder why they are not being given more consideration.
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