We have covered this story before and now we have an update.
The headline from the Daily Mail sheds light on the ISIS refugee question: “Two dozen Iraqi Christians who fled ISIS and crossed into the U.S. seeking religious asylum could be booted out in days.”
Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution at the hands of ISIS are being turned away at the American border despite having family sponsors – as thousands of Muslims are granted asylum.
At least 27 of the targeted minority, known as Chaldeans, have been held in detention in San Diego since entering through the Mexican border this spring.
Now, after months of waiting, 22 have denied asylum and sent back across the Atlantic to Europe, as another five await a verdict.
In total, America had accepted just 727 fleeing Christians at the start of 2015 – a fraction of the 4,200 Muslims granted asylum – and few since.
While statistically there are far fewer Christians than Muslims in the region, Lisa Jones, executive director of Christian Freedom International, told Daily Mail Online the minority group appear to face greater obstacles to reach safety.
‘It makes no sense,’ Jones said.
‘These are people from a Christian culture like our own that needs protection from ISIS. It is harder for Christians to move around Iraq and Syria to even get the chance to seek asylum.
‘While many more Muslims are granted asylum over here, Christians are being systematically exterminated.’
Barack Obama complains that some are saying we should deny all Muslim refugees and only welcome Christian refugees. I don’t know if there are people who believe that, but they aren’t a large number. Obama is drawing attention to them in order to distract from his actual policies which are anti-Christian (I refer specifically to his refugee policy for this post).