Monday, October 23rd | 3 Heshvan 5778

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
November 17, 2015 11:21 am

Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz Call for US to Give Priority to Christian Syrian Refugees

avatar by JNS.org

Email a copy of "Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz Call for US to Give Priority to Christian Syrian Refugees" to a friend
Ted Cruz (left) and Jeb Bush  called on America to give priority to Middle Eastern Christian refugees. Photo: Gage Skidmore.

Ted Cruz (left) and Jeb Bush called on America to give priority to Middle Eastern Christian refugees. Photos: Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Republican presidential candidates US Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and former Florida governor Jeb Bush have called on America to give priority to Middle Eastern Christian refugees, amid a growing number of US states refusing Syrian refugees following the Paris terror attacks.

“There is no meaningful risk of Christians committing acts of terror. If there were a group of radical Christians pledging to murder anyone who had a different religious view than they, we would have a different national security situation,” Cruz said in South Carolina on Sunday.

“But it is precisely the Obama administration’s unwillingness to recognize that or ask those questions that makes them so unable to fight this enemy. Because they pretend as if there is no religious aspect to this,” he said.

Bush said that US assistance to any Middle Eastern refugees should focus primarily on Christians fleeing the violence.

Related coverage

August 29, 2017 5:47 pm
0

US Jewish Groups Praise Tillerson’s Renewal of State Department Antisemitism Envoy

US Jewish groups reacted with praise and relief on Tuesday to the news that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is...

“We should focus our efforts as it relates to refugees on the Christians that are being slaughtered,” Bush told CNN on Sunday.

President Barack Obama criticized the Republican candidates for their calls to keep out Muslim refugees while giving priority to Christians.

“When I hear political leaders suggesting that there should be a religious test for admitting which person fleeing which country,” Obama said at the G20 press conference in Turkey, “when some of these folks themselves come from other countries, that’s shameful. That’s not America. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion.”

Following the Paris attacks, Republican governors of 11 states — Texas, Michigan, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Louisiana, Indiana, Arkansas, Arizona, Alabama, and Massachusetts — said they will not absorb Syrian refugees over security concerns.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner
  • Aaron

    Talmud Shabath 127a: “Judah said in Rab’s name: Accepting guests into your country, is a greater Mitzvah even than having a revelation of the Shechinah, for it says, [when Abraham wanted to offer a place to stay to the three wayfarers, he interrupted the vision of G-d he was having and asked G-d to wait for him. Abraham said,] “My Lord, if it please you that I find favor in Your eyes, please pass not from before Your servant, while I welcome the foreigners.” (Genesis 18:3).”

    Yet he didn’t welcome, but made war with the 5 nations who made war with him, to kick him out of Israel, after he settled in there.

Algemeiner.com