Before liberals start their attacks on the concept of closing the borders or not contributing to the aid required to help those who are truly in need in the Middle East and Europe, let me state up front that I’m sympathetic and that the United States should help. With that said, accepting refugees into the United States under anything short of completely controlled conditions is ludicrous.
Nothing has changed with regards to the threat. The attacks on Paris by radical Islamic terrorists is something that many have anticipated even before the refugee crisis swelled to the point that it’s at now. The Islamic State has influence over innumerable people across the world. That includes France. That includes the United States.
The refugee crisis offers a way for terrorists and handlers who have been directly influenced by the Islamic State to meet and coordinate with those who have already sworn allegiance in other countries. They also offer a hands-on, face-to-face way to recruit, nurturing the seeds that have been planted but that haven’t fully budded yet.
Now, the United States is bringing in these refugees. The Obama administration claims that they will go through an exhaustive screening process. This is, of course, a naive statement. You cannot screen ideology any more than you can screen someone’s favorite color. If they don’t want you to know that their favorite color is blue, they will tell you their favorite color is yellow. If they don’t want you to know they plan on shooting people at a concert, they won’t tell you they’re sympathetic to the Islamic State.
The United States is the country that is most capable of helping those in need. We should find a way to help. That way should not include bringing the 200,000 refugees that President Obama has invited to the country. Unless we’re willing to build controlled environments like the alleged FEMA camps to house them, it makes no sense whatsoever to bring them to the country. We don’t have to give them access to commit terrorism in order to help.
Some would say that the number of Islamic State sympathizers would be very small. They’re right. If 1% of 1% of those who come over are terrorists, that’s 20 men intending to do harm. There were likely fewer than that involved in Paris and they had help from French citizens.
I’m compassionate towards their needs and I realize that the vast majority of refugees are people who need help. Unfortunately, the Islamic State has infiltrated them. If contaminates are found in a few packages of cheese, all of the packages made in the same facility are recalled, even if it’s hundreds of thousands. Even if it’s millions.
The Islamic State proved in Paris that the flow of Syrian refugees into Europe has been tainted. We wouldn’t import food if some of that food was known to have killed people. We shouldn’t bring in Syrian refugees until the Islamic State is wiped out.