Head wins over heart regarding refugees

Divided as we Americans are over President Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by next year, there are many other concerns we share.  Primarly because there may be Jihadist terrorists among those seeking safety and they will die without hesitation for their cause due to the promise of heavenly rewards. The terrorists are dedicated to destroying America as they see us as modern day “crusaders,” coming to drive Islam out. Then, too, Americans are Infidels seen as worthless because they are non-believers and can be destroyed by true believers without guilt or moral compunction. Persian Gulf states are afraid that the refugees’ arrival will cause huge social disruptions and plunge them into greater turmoil than what’s already underway. The European nations of southern climes are currently on the economic “ropes” and anxious already whether they can remain stable enough to see any future. Northern European nations are most willing to accept refugees but are edgy about how many terrorists will attack the native population to revenge the bombings of ISIS. Regarding Iraqi and Syrian refugees, there’s a struggle in me over whether to follow my heart or my head.  When I deliberate on the fleeing refugees my humanitarian side says, “Let’s give these people a new chance” while my rational side urges, “Don’t be silly, these people cannot be trusted.”  Then there’s the question of why these people won’t stand and fight which may be explained by the spread of Wahhabism so certain other Saudis, especially the royal family, will not die for the cause.  The bottom line in my...

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