Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe has urged Obama to deny entry into the states to any of the Syrian refugees until stricter measures can be taken to assure none of them are members of ISIS.
First off, I have seen many articles refering to the above mentioned senator as a “leading senator”.
I just want everyone to remember that this is the same man who held up a snowball and claimed that due to it’s existence, Global Warming can not exist. I don’t know that I would call him the leading anything except maybe leading idiot.
So, lets add victim blaming to the long list of dumb shit the senator is guilty of.
I am a humanist. I am a liberal. I do not and will not blame the Syrian refugees for the actions of an extremest group they are not affiliated with.
In light of that, I realize it is the prerogative of ISIS to exploit situations like the Syrian refugee crisis to gain entrance to countries they wish to attack.
However, I also have a bit of common sense. I can’t help but find it a bit fishy that a passport can survive a bombing. Those pesky passports man. They seem to be indestructible. I’m a bit skeptical about the recovery of a small booklet of paper from a bomb. Color me surprised.
In conclusion, I think that punishing those who are fleeing for fear of their lives is barbaric. What does that say about us?
It says that our lives are more important than theirs. It says that because someone falsified information we are going to blame you all.
Is that who we are? Are we the people who stand by and watch others suffer?
The Syrian refugees are people just like you and I. They are trying to escape an intolerable existence. They are trying to provide a future to their children and their selves.
We have a moral obligation to assist them. Period.
Before anyone gets bitchy, I would like to kindly remind you that this site is specifically named “alliesopinions” for a very good reason. I think that reason is self explanatory.