Joe Mathews admonishes Californians to open our arms up to 500,000 Syrian refugees. He might wish to consider that the Syrian refugee crisis, in part, is a result of ISIS/ISIL being created and armed by our government for the purpose of carrying out a war against the Syrian government.
This is because Congress and the United Nations would not endorse President Obama’s wish to bomb, into oblivion, Syria the same way we destroyed Iraq. Mr. Mathews also conveniently omits factors in his quest to persuade us, such as the federal government’s intention to accept only 10,000 Syrian refugees.
He left out, “up to 65,000 and more the following year.” He also omitted that number was only for Syrian refugees. He speaks admirably about small Sweden taking in 200,000, but fails to mention that Sweden, alongside many other countries in Europe, are experiencing a refugee crisis, where they are being forced to rethink their open-border policies.
Sweden now has many areas called “no-go zones” that Muslims control, where police and non-Muslims are fearful to enter. Sweden has also become the No. 1 area in the west for rape as a direct result of the refugee invasion.
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Matthew Trbovich, Visalia