The Bogus Refugee Holocaust Comparison
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D. - Ill., is playing the Holocaust card in defending Barack Obama's insistence on taking in thousands, and perhaps tens of thousands, of so-called "refugees," predominantly Sunni Muslims, from areas of the Middle East controlled by ISIS terrorists.
"Our homeland security officials, do you really think, an American patriot that works for the government of the United States, that is going out, and whose first concern is keeping America safe, is going to let someone in this country?" he asked. "Look, there are no guarantees 100 percent. There just aren't. But you want to know something? I think, last year you remember — and Republicans are pretty good at fear. Remember Ebola? Shut the borders down. Everybody felt in America when you turned the TV on that you were going to be the next victim of Ebola. They're good at bringing fear."
Then he raised America's despicable actions during World War II, when Jewish refugees attempting to escape the Nazi slaughter were turned away from emigrating to the U.S.
"We regret what we did during World War II, when we didn't let the Jews in, and they died in the Holocaust," he said. "Let us not have a regrettable situation like that again. Because you know what? It feeds into the ISIS. It says to ISIS, do the reel, a reel where you have governors and candidates for president, one American after another American saying there is no room for Muslims, we fear you, you are dangerous people, you are unacceptable in America, 'cause you're not Christian. That's the wrong message to send to the world. And it's a message that feeds, that feeds in to this terrible, terrible idea that America isn't a loving, and caring country.
It's appropriate that Gutierrez used the pronoun "we."
Because the decision to turn away innocent Jewish victims of genocide in Europe was a decision made by Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt.
But worse than that is the policy of ignoring the real victims of genocide taking place in the Middle East today.
It is not the Sunni Muslim communities who are facing slaughter at the hands of Sunni ISIS terrorists. In fact, they are the only people safe from ISIS barbarism. It is the Christian and minority religious communities of the Middle East who should be compared with the Jews fleeing Nazi persecution in Europe.
Instead, the overwhelming number of so-called "refugees" are Sunni Muslims. Sunni Muslims are the perpetrators of the genocide, not the victims.
Some Jews did escape the Nazi death camps during World War II. Some made it to England and later Canada. But it was easy to separate the Jewish victims from their Nazi persecutors. Today, Barack Obama has no concern for or even the means to discriminate between bad guys and victims.
This is one of those times when "discrimination" is a good thing.
We don't want potential terrorists entering the U.S. as they did in France.
FBI Director James Comey says the U.S. government does not have sufficient screening ability to make such distinctions. He has been contradicted by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Barack Obama. But whom do you trust to make such a judgment — a law enforcement professional or politicians who accuse anyone who opposes any of their policies of racism, Islamophobia, homophobia, sexism and bigotry?
It was a crime that the United States under Democratic Party leadership turned away innocent Jewish victims fleeing Nazi genocide.
It would be another crime if the U.S. continues to ignore the real victims of the genocide in the Middle East today — Christians and other minorities.
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