The vast majority of the Syrian refugees in the U.S. were Sunni Muslim just like ISIS believers.
In order to grasp the import that people of the same branch of Islam as Sunni believers are being admitted into the United States, watch what is admitted in this clip from Rachel Maddow’s show:
Despite wavering to falsely explain away the Orlando shooter, Maddow’s interview reveals a great deal. ISIS members, as well as the larger category of ISIS believers, are fleeing from Syria. That means this CNS News story represents grave danger:
The “surge” of Syrian refugee admissions first announced by the State Department last spring hit a new peak during June – 2,381 refugees, or more than double the number permitted to resettle in the United States in May.
Of them, eight (0.3 percent) are Christians and 2,364 (99.2 percent) are Sunni Muslims. The remainder comprise eight other Muslims, and one refugee giving no religious affiliation, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data.
In comparison, 1,069 Syrian refugees were admitted during May, of whom two were Christians and 1,060 were Sunnis. The other seven were other Muslims.
Sunni Islam is that branch of Islam that ISIS belongs to. Not all Sunnis are ISIS but all ISIS are Sunnis. If one percent were ISIS members that means we have imported at least ten terrorists into the United States. If ten percent are ISIS believers that means we received 106 of them in June. The total now, including previous months, comes to 5,186 refugees.
Another ten (0.19 percent) are members of the Yazidi minority and 17 (0.32 percent) are Shi’a.
Other non-Sunnis among the 5,186 total admitted so far this fiscal year are 38 other Muslims, one refugee with “no religion” and one with “other religion.”
Sunnis make up the vast majority of the refugees admitted to date – 5,099 (98.3 percent) of the 5,186.
As the story notes, Christians made up ten percent of the population of Syria. Christians and other minority religions in Syria are special targets of ISIS. Sunni Muslims have the least to fear. Yet they make up the majority of the refugees.
It would be interesting to find out how many of these refugees are women, children, or the elderly. Are they, like they are in Europe, mostly single, young men?