Democrats want to throw open our borders to unvetted Islamic refugees.
Donald Trump wants to stop the program until he can institute extreme vetting.
One world leader just issued a dire warning about the refugee program and it confirms Donald Trump’s suspicions.
Strongman Bashar al-Assad is the President of Syria.
He was interviewed by Yahoo News and was questioned about Trump’s indefinite freezing of the Syrian refugee program.
Assad responded that while he would take no side on the matter, he did declare that terrorists were among the refugees.
“In an exclusive interview with Yahoo News at a presidential office in Damascus, Assad said President Trump’s freeze on admitting refugees from his country — part of an executive order that has drawn widespread protests and is being challenged in federal court — “is an American issue” on which he would not take sides. But asked if some of those who fled are “aligned with terrorists,” Assad quickly replied, “Definitely.”
“You can find it on the Net,” Assad went on: “Those terrorists in Syria, holding the machine gun or killing people, they [appear as] peaceful refugees in Europe or in the West.” He said he couldn’t estimate how many there might be, but he added that “you don’t need a significant number to commit atrocities.” He noted that the 9/11 attacks were pulled off by fewer than 20 terrorists “out of maybe millions of immigrants in the United States. So it’s not about the number, it’s about the quality, it’s about the intentions.”
As for the future of Syria’s 4.8 million refugees, Assad said, “For me, the priority is to bring those citizens to their country, not to help them immigrate.”
Assad is a brutal strongman who committed many atrocities against his people.
But he is also engaged in a battle against rebels who are fighting alongside terrorist groups like ISIS.
And it is a fact that terrorists have used the refugee program to infiltrate Europe and carry out terrorist attacks.
The Washington Post reported four ISIS fighters posed as refugees, and two of them made it all the way to Paris to carry out the deadly nightclub shooting that killed over 120 innocent people:
“On a crisp morning last October, 198 migrants arrived on the Greek island of Leros, all of them seemingly desperate people seeking sanctuary in Europe. But hiding among them were four men with a very different agenda.
The four were posing as war-weary Syrians — all carrying doctored passports with false identities. And they were on a deadly mission for the Islamic State.
Two of the four would masquerade as migrants all the way to Paris. There, at 9:20 p.m. on Nov. 13, they would detonate suicide vests near the Stade de France sports complex, fulfilling their part in the worst attack on French soil since World War II.”
There is an indisputable danger that ISIS will use the refugee program to sneak jihadists into America.
Just because something has not happened does not mean it never will.
Assad is 100% correct that there are terrorists using the refugee program to plant fighters in Western nations.
That is why Donald Trump issued an executive order pausing the program indefinitely.
Activist judges have issued – and upheld – a temporary restraining order against Trump’s ban.
It remains to be seen if they are risking the safety of the nation.