Less that 1% of the Syrian refugees that have been allowed to come to America have been Christians. Which is hard to understand since ISIS continues to treat them far worse than the Muslim refugees that have been allowed to immigrate. Now comes the word that the next Secretary General of the UN is actually saying that Middle Eastern Christians should not be rescued at all. Here’s the story from the Wall Street Journal:
…the U.N.’s lead agency for aiding refugees, the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), marginalizes Christians and others targeted by ISIS for eradication in two critical programs: refugee housing in the region and Syrian refugee-resettlement abroad. …
…the Obama administration’s expanded refugee program for Syria depends on refugee referrals from the UNHCR. Yet Syria’s genocide survivors have been consistently underrepresented. …only 68 were Christians and 24 were members of the Yazidi sect. That means 0.5% were Christians, though they have long accounted for 10% of Syria’s population.
…I asked the U.N.’s then-high commissioner for refugees, António Guterres, to explain the disproportionately low number of Syrian Christians resettled abroad. The replies—from a man poised to be the U.N’s next secretary-general—were shocking and illuminating.
Mr. Guterres said that generally Syria’s Christians should not be resettled, because they are part of the “DNA of the Middle East.” He added that Lebanon’s Christian president had asked him not to remove Christian refugees. Mr. Guterres thus appeared to be articulating what amounts to a religious-discrimination policy, for political ends.
Response: We have speculated on this and have written about it before. Now a U.N. official actually admits that there is an official U.N. policy in place to discriminate against Christians who are actually being subjected to genocide at the hands of ISIS. Not only that, but the Obama administration is complicit and in obvious agreement considering their actions or lack thereof.
One of the major problems is that Christians are not protected in the U.N. refugee camps so go to camps sponsored by Christian relief groups. Then the Obama State department officials refuse to receive applications from those not in the official U.N. camps. Also, according to the Wall Street Journal article, the U.N. officials ignore the applications that they do take from Christian refugees.
Since this has been going on for more than a year, and officials in the Obama administration have been repeatedly told about this on-going problem, but have done nothing about it. One can only conclude that this president and administration actually condone the obvious U.N. religious discrimination against Christians.
Ironically these same officials declare that the government should not be involved in religious discrimination when others suggest that Christian refugees should be allowed into America rather than more Muslims. *Top