(From my friend, Ninos at coffeeshoppolitics.com)
The question has been framed as ‘is it American or un-American to accept refugees? But let’s reframe that. I believe it should be ‘is it Arab or un-Arab to accept or reject the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DESPERATE MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS WHO ARE FLEEING THE VIOLENCE OF THEIR HOMELANDS, AND SEEKING NOTHING MORE THAN SAFETY AND SECURITY.
It is my belief that refugees have been fleeing Syria from ISIS – NOT the Bashar al-Assad regime. For that, I hold the Saudi Arabian, Qatari, and Turkish governments responsible for this disaster and for the escalation of the Syrian conflict.