When Donald Trump suggested last year that we should put a temporary end to Muslim immigration, Democrats collapsed on their fainting couches and declared the proposal un-American, immoral, and unconstitutional. President Obama climbed up on his high horse and said, “We don’t have religious tests to our compassion.”
Of course, it was pure theatrics.
A new WikiLeaks email shows that Obama himself used a religious test when filling out his cabinet. In 2008, Preeta Bansal wrote to Michael Froman, one of the men responsible for heading up the candidate’s transition team.
“In the candidates for top jobs, I excluded those with some Arab American background but who are not Muslim (e.g., George Mitchell),” wrote Bansal. “Many Lebanese Americans, for example, are Christian. In the last list (of outside boards/commissions), most who are listed appear to be Muslim American, except that a handful (where noted) may be Arab American but of uncertain religion (esp. Christian).”
We see here that not only was Obama keen to fill out his advisory team with Arabs, but they had to be certain kinds of Arabs. Only Muslims. If you’re going to load up your administration with Americans of Middle Eastern descent, after all, you might as well make sure you’re going to get that indispensable Muslim point of view. Who cares what an Arab Christian thinks about anything? Do they even exist?
Well, if you go by refugee admittance figures, you would be hard pressed to answer that question. Here, the Obama administration’s hypocrisy is not just rhetorical; it is written out in the numbers. For as eager as Obama has been to flood our cities with Syrian refugees, we see once again that he’s only interested in a certain type of Arab. The Syrian population is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim, but Christians still make up 10% of the demo. One would expect – at the very least – that our refugee numbers would reflect that breakdown.
If they did, some 1,300 Christians would have been among those admitted to the United States for protection. The real number? Somewhere around 70. Meanwhile, Sunni Muslims, who make up about 75% of Syria’s population, account for 99% of the refugees resettled into our communities.
It’s probably worth noting that ISIS is a Sunni terrorist organization.
As Trump said many times, “something’s going on.”