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January 30, 2017

Criticism of the Refugee Ban

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 13:38

There is good information here. I think it is important for people to know and understand how little a chance there is they will be harmed in a terrorist action. The right has the entire country frightened and worried they will be attacked at any time, and are not safe anywhere. Thank you. Hugs

Amusing Nonsense

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Recently President Trump issued a ban on travelers from seven countries – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia. It also modified some other policies which suspended new refugee admissions for 120 days and capped the total number of refugees allowed into the country at 50,000. When asked for clarification on the matter, the administration stated it was about keeping the country safe from terror (source).

So, what’s really going on here?
The claim that this new order will protect us from terrorism is a bit overstated. Yes, a large number of terrorist attacks are conducted by Muslim extremists; the State Department cited ISIL and the Taliban as being responsible for 32% of all terrorist attacks in 2015. However, that violence is predominantly limited to the Middle East, some Pacific islands, and Nigeria. Indeed, there is more terrorism going on in India…

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