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Texas and 6 other states so far refuse to accept any “Syrian refugees” November 16, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, Christendom, disaster, Ecumenism, episcopate, foolishness, General Catholic, Immigration, persecution, Revolution, Society.

Very few of them are actual refugees.  Even fewer are persecuted Christians.  The vast majority are predatory economic migrant males of military age.  They are migrating less for jobs than for a slice of that sweet (but fast imploding) European welfare state.  How many are committed jihadis is anyone’s guess – ISIS claims thousands if not tens of thousands.

So now Texas Governor Greg Abbot and 6 other states* – including, interestingly, Michigan, which has one of the largest muslim populations in the country – have decreed they will accept no Syrian “refugees” in spite of Obama’s plans to bring tens of thousands here. Of course, the vast majority of these predatory migrants are not even Syrian, though many carry Syrian passports (pathetically easy to get, since Syria’s government exists more in name than reality at present).  Will these states also ban “refugees” from Turkey, Pakistan, Niger, Cameroon, etc?

Texas will not participate in the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris terrorist attack, Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Monday.

The governor wrote to President Barack Obama to express concerns about the vetting process to resettle refugees in the U.S. Citing the possibility that one of the terrorists in Paris was a Syrian refugee, Abbott said that “American humanitarian compassion could be exploited.”

“Neither you nor any federal official can guarantee that Syrian refugees will not be part of any terroristic activity,” Abbott, a Republican, wrote. “As such, opening our door to them irresponsibly exposes our fellow Americans to unacceptable peril.”

Abbott joined Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley – both Republicans – to announce such a policy in recent days. The Republican governors insix other states did the same on Monday.

I’m a bit of two minds of this. I have no problem whatsoever barring admission of muslims, whether actual Syrian refugees or not, from this state or the entire country (though I’m not certain what real effect these states’ actions will have, since immigration is a federal and not a state matter).  However I do think this nation in particular owes a moral debt to persecuted Iraqi, Syrian, and now Lebanese Christians and especially Catholics.  This nation created, through disastrous policy decisions and ineptly fought wars, the ongoing genocide of Christians out of some of our most ancient ancestral homes.  I am quite certain a government with the resources of the United States could, if it had the will, not only separate the muslim from the Christian (the chaff from the wheat, as it were), but manage to relocate a goodly number of those Christians to this country.  Not that our government has the slightest interest in doing so.  This administration in particular seems to take a perverse joy in seeing the persecution of Christians, if they are to be judged by their inaction and even paucity of rhetoric.

We’ve got to get over this cultural marxism. It’s killing us.  I’m sure the governors in question are too afraid to declare their welcome to Syrian Christians but not muslims for fear of being castigated as “islamophobes” (or it is at least a substantial factor).  I think given the number of random acts of violence and terror muslims have perpetrated over the past 40 odd  years everyone in their right mind is quite justified in having a phobia towards islam and its adherents.  That kind of truth, however, is too destructive of the cultural marxist’s agenda to be permitted in public.  So, it must be declared verboten, and the body bags continue to pile up.

*- including at present Michigan, Indiana, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas

Meanwhile, in Paris’ 11th Arrondissement, or administrative district, many denizens are just wrenching their hearts over Friday’s attacks. Not because they are enraged at the muslim perpetrators, but at themselves, for allowing the conditions that have driven these normally sweet and kind if slightly misguided souls to such acts of desperation:

But they aren’t angry, at least not at the perpetrators. “They’re stupid, but they aren’t evil,” their friend Sabrina, an administrative worker in one of the theaters in the 11th arrondissement, said. “They are victims of a system that excluded them from society, that’s why they felt this doesn’t belong to them and they could attack. There are those who live here in alienation, and we are all to blame for this alienation.”

“After the attacks in January, they said we should unite, but that essentially meant that we should be together and not think independently,” says Clemens Mama, a teacher. “They don’t want us to think that maybe it’s connected to the policies of our government and of the United States in the Middle East.” No, she wasn’t surprised that the attackers apparently included people who were born and raised in France. “These are people the government gave up on, and you have to ask why,” she said.

……..It was hard to find anyone at this gathering who would say a bad word about the attackers, and expressions of patriotism were restrained. Perhaps it should be no surprise in this part of town. Most residents of the 11th arrondissement are what the French call “bobo,” bohemian and bourgeois, middle-class academics in their 30s and 40s with clearly leftist leanings.

Two ways I look at this: their communist leanings cause them to hate Western society and desire its downfall.  Anything that contributes to that cannot really be bad. The other thought is that they are in reality so utterly terrified of muslim terror they have to pretend it does not exist, that Islam is not the scorpion of the old proverb to France’s, uh…….frog…….really attacking them for WHO THEY ARE, and not what they do.  Admitting the former would be too painful, as it would mean the obliteration of their entire world view. So they pretend the threat does not really exist, or, in the height of hubris, is not really about muslim’s, but about themselves (the French intellectual left) and their “failure” to create a sufficiently anesthetizing environment to put even militant muslims to sleep, as they have put everyone else.

One thing’s for sure.  Saint Louis IX would have no truck with the great  unwashed French of today.


1. Angelic Doctor Games - November 16, 2015

“…since immigration is a federal and not a state matter…”

And why do you suppose that it is a federal matter?

Tantumblogo - November 16, 2015

That’s the current situation in this country as applied going back decades.

Angelic Doctor Games - November 16, 2015

It is primarily a state’s issue being the entity directly responsible for the citizens within its sphere, i.e. its borders. Presidents and presidential candidates might bluster about it all night long and into winter to win political points, however, at the end of the day our state’s legislature in union with he executive power granted the governor have a responsibility and a duty to act on their constituents’ behalf in order provide that measure of security that is expected. After all, this is one of the main reasons why people band together to form governments in the first place. Constitutionally, it is a 10th amendment issue (though not that we need it for this purpose). The historical record shows this plainly in the states’ response to John Adams’ ill-conceived ALIEN and Sedition act. To the extent that we allow our representatives to abrogate this issue to the federal leviathan then WE the people of Texas own the result for good or for ill.

2. Jim the Tim - November 16, 2015

I came across a Pakistan Muslim on Twitter after Paris Atrocity who said Muslims don’t need to apologise for Bloodbath in France. I called him back and said “well that’s good for you,so you stay in your country and I will stay in mine”all problems solved . Of course there was no answer back but then him and his mates started to post vigorously in Arabic there seemed to be to many smiley Tweets for my liking -Ashamed no they seemed to be proud -and that’s the whole problem here .As soon as you let Muslimd into your community country whatever they do not want to abide -By your laws -Your way of life -Tolerate your beliefs -No they want and THEY demand after all your Charity and help THEY demand that it’s their way then the violence and whatever comes in . To Finnish I come from the UK a Muslim sent his daughter to a Catholic School . He stormed into the school one day threatining Woman teachers because his daughter was not being taught The Koran. Just how ignorant and arrogant an attitude is that,which would be still not be OK were it an isolated incident it isn’t.

c matt - November 17, 2015

I would have been happy to teach her the Koran – and show her the despicable pack of lies and evil that it is.

3. RC - November 16, 2015

I have a friend from college who is studying law in his home country, Belgium. He seems pretty certain that Belgium is next on this list of places to be hit. After all, ISIS did just say that Paris was the first of the “storm.” What truly terrifies me is what if they try and hit St. Peter’s during Christmas Mass, there was a post on the Eponymous Flower not to long ago about an ISIS member in St. Peter’s Square flaunting the ISIS flag.

4. Brian - - November 16, 2015

Until we unwad our knickers and end our fear of offense or being called bad names like racist or meanie we will fail to identify the threat which is as clear as the nose on our face. The threat is not extremist fanatics. It is the muslim religion itself and all its adherents. Violence and murder is at the core of its operating system. They hate (all of them) western civilization, democracy and especially Christianity. Muslims are, and have always been, incompatible with our way of life. They need to convert or be kept out.

Identify the problem. Solve the problem. End importation. Begin deportation. Make our homes and communities safe again. Protect our kids and our future. Basic stuff.

EXCELLENT video, courtesy linked from Mohounds Paradise blog. A time lapse of a child’s life under the growing evil threat of this despicable “religion”.

Tantumblogo - November 17, 2015

I am sorry your comment was blocked. It’s a very good one.

5. c matt - November 17, 2015

They’re stupid, but they aren’t evil,

This person couldn’t be more wrong –

1. She is the stupid one, not them.
2. They are not stupid at all – they are devious and evil, which makes them dangerous.

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