If I listed for you the many religious divisions within Syria, there is little doubt that you would think that the Christian population is the one facing the most danger. This is not always the case, but for the most part, we know that ISIS has sworn to destroy the Christian population.
At the same time, I have also reported that there is much persecution occurring against Christians in refugee camps in Europe. Muslims are attacking, raping and, killing Christian refugees.
Despite all of this, there was a reluctance for the administration to call the situation in Syria as genocide. And as I reported, we are taking in a disproportionate number of Muslims over Christians.
And this practice is still going on.
The Obama administration hit its goal this week of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees — yet only a fraction of a percent are Christians, stoking criticism that officials are not doing enough to address their plight in the Middle East.
Of the 10,801 refugees accepted in fiscal 2016 from the war-torn country, 56 are Christians, or .5 percent.
The numbers are disproportionate to the Christian population in Syria, estimated last year by the U.S. government to make up roughly 10 percent of the population. Since the outbreak of civil war in 2011, it is estimated that between 500,000 and 1 million Christians have fled the country, while many have been targeted and slaughtered by the Islamic State.
While the fear of Muslim refugees being terrorists has never been relieved and there is no fear of Christian terrorists, we continue to ignore the group most in danger. They are in more danger in Syria and European camps.
This has to be a set policy. If it were not, the population percentage and the refugee acceptance numbers would be closer.
Why does the administration want to show favor to the Muslim?