By Pamela Geller – BarbWire guest contributor
The only “refugees” the US should be bringing in are Christians and other religious minorities who are being oppressed, ethnically cleansed, and murdered in Syria, Iraq, and other Muslim countries under Islamic rule.
But Obama has long abandoned religious minorities under Islamic rule.
Instead, Obama continues to import jihad. The consequences of Muslim immigration on free societies is ruinous.
The UN decides who is a “refugee” under the “Refugee Resettlement Program.” UNHCR decides, and the UN is driven by the largest world body — the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation), whose goal is to impose Islam across the world. And they are doing it — with money, media, men, and ….. Obama.
Geneva, Switzerland[..]”Only a small fraction of those who want to be resettled can be – only about one hundred thousand refugees per year, worldwide. There are more than six times that many Syrian refugees in Jordan alone.
December 9, 2014
But war’s true cost is measured in human suffering. Resettlement can help – one person at a time – to bring that suffering to an end.
We applaud the 25 countries that have agreed to resettle Syrian refugees, including some who will be accepting UNHCR refugee referrals for the first time. The United States accepts the majority of all UNHCR referrals from around the world. Last year, we reached our goal of resettling nearly 70,000 refugees from nearly 70 countries. And we plan to lead in resettling Syrians as well. We are reviewing some 9,000 recent UNHCR referrals from Syria. We are receiving roughly a thousand new ones each month, and we expect admissions from Syria to surge in 2015 and beyond.
Like most other refugees resettled in the United States, they will get help from the International Organization for Migration with medical exams and transportation to the United States. Once they arrive, networks of resettlement agencies, charities, churches, civic organizations and local volunteers will welcome them. These groups work in 180 communities across the country and make sure refugees have homes, furniture, clothes, English classes, job training, health care, and help enrolling their children in school. They are now preparing key contacts in American communities to welcome Syrians.
I am inspired both by the resilience of refugees we resettle, and the compassion of those who help them. Resettlement cannot replace what refugees have lost or erase what they have endured. But it can renew hope and help restart lives. That can make all the difference.
Pamela Geller is the founder, editor and publisher of PamelaGeller.com and President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA). She is the author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America, (foreword by Ambassador John Bolton), (Simon & Schuster). Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. She is also a regular columnist for World Net Daily, the American Thinker, and other publications. Follow her on Facebook & Twitter.
The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.