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United Nations - UN: People Who Reject Syrian Refugees Are Allies Of Extremists

Published on: December 21, 2015 07:36 PM
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FILE - Refugees and migrants arrive aboard the passenger ferry Eleftherios Venizelos from the island of Lesbos at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, December 18, 2015.  REUTERS/Alkis KonstantinidisFILE - Refugees and migrants arrive aboard the passenger ferry Eleftherios Venizelos from the island of Lesbos at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, December 18, 2015.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

United nations - People who reject Syrian refugees are the “best allies” of Islamic State militants and other extremists, the United Nations refugee chief said on Monday after U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump proposed an entry ban on foreign Muslims.

More than 4.3 million Syrians have fled a nearly five-year civil war. U.N. High Commissioner for refugees Antonio Guterres told the Security Council they cannot be blamed for the terror they are risking their lives to escape.


“Those that reject Syrian refugees, and especially if they are Muslim, are the best allies of the propaganda and the recruitment of extremist groups,” Guterres said in a swipe at Trump and some U.S. state governors and European leaders.

Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Saturday that Islamic State is using Trump’s rhetoric to enlist fighters to radical jihad. Trump rejected her claim and called her a “liar.”

Amid the chaos of Syria’s war, Islamic State has seized swathes of territory and proclaimed a caliphate. The group claimed responsibility for the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris and also said a married couple who carried out a mass shooting in Southern California on Dec. 2 were its followers.

The attacks sparked warnings from politicians in Europe and North America that countries could face big risks by admitting refugees without rigorously determining if any could be dangerous extremists.

Several U.S. states said they would close the door to Syrian refugees, while Trump - currently the Republican Party’s front-runner for the November 2016 election - called for a ban on foreign Muslims entering the United States.

“We must not forget that - despite the rhetoric we are hearing these days - refugees are the first victims of such terror, not its source,” Guterres said. “They cannot be blamed for a threat which they’re risking their lives to escape.”

“Yes, of course there is a possibility that terrorists could try to infiltrate refugee movements. But this possibility exists for all communities - and homegrown radicalisation is by far the biggest threat, as all recent incidents have shown,” he said.

He said a U.N. survey of 1,200 Syrians who had fled to Europe found that 86 percent of them had a secondary school education and almost half had gone to university.

“Syria is experiencing a massive brain drain,” said Guterres, who will step down at the end of the year. “One can only imagine the disastrous consequences of such an exodus on the future post-conflict reconstruction of Syria.”

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 Dec 21, 2015 at 08:07 PM Anonymous Says:

The UN has proven to be a group of extremists. The UN will never be able to vouch for the background of a single refugee, and without a guarantee of safety, it is plainly frothing at the mouth. The UN is also meddling in the internal politics of the US. That is completely immoral, and way, way beyond the charter of the UN. The goons who head up this organization of anti-Israel sentiment have been nothing but pains to those humans who can think straight. The current Obama administration welcomes them here, since they share an agenda that includes the tyranny of terror and the destruction of Israel. May this administration together with the thugs of the UN meet the same mee'isa sof.


 Dec 21, 2015 at 08:15 PM greuv Says:

the un idiot just called anyone with a brain (i.e.: anyone who has read and understands the murderous intent of everyone who TRULY follows muhaMAD and his CURan) an extremist and is allied with the murderous, rapacious ISIS murderers.


 Dec 21, 2015 at 08:27 PM OscarMadison Says:

People who patronize UN horse manure are globalist schmucks.


 Dec 21, 2015 at 08:37 PM Morr proof Says:

It sounds like the UN wants another Democrat president, more proof to vote for anything but (a Democrat)!!


 Dec 21, 2015 at 09:50 PM ayoyo Says:

So many young men fleeing their own country when they should be in an army fighting for their freedom .This vast number of refugees fleeing war is unprecedented in history.


 Dec 21, 2015 at 09:57 PM No to Hillary Says:

UN bunch of morons.
Let's see the Muslim/Arab country take in there own.


 Dec 21, 2015 at 10:18 PM Anonymous Says:

The UN and Obama are lunatics. Isis has many fake passports now to infiltrate the refugees. How can these people be this clueless?! I believe Obama knows exactly what he's doing and is working for the other side. Like father like son, he's a Muslim trying to destroy America,


 Dec 22, 2015 at 08:38 AM yonasonw Says:

Reply to #3  
OscarMadison Says:

People who patronize UN horse manure are globalist schmucks.

What's your IQ?


 Dec 22, 2015 at 03:49 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
yonasonw Says:

What's your IQ?

Is that another example of your self-described "intelligence?"


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