Do you think Christian refugees are more deserving of American assistance than non-Christian refugees?

35 Questions

This is part 32 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for Townhall.com: here, and here.


32. Do you think Christian refugees are more deserving of American assistance than non-Christian refugees?

Unlike, Hawkins, I don’t put a higher priority on Christians over non-Christians, but with that being said, Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world1,2. Most of the refugees are not being persecuted, but are simply being bombed out of their homes and have no place to go. That doesn’t mean they all are, but it also doesn’t mean we should just be letting people in without being vetted.

I also think that Christians are going to assimilate more to surroundings in the United States, or any country for that matter, more than non-Christians, i.e., Muslims. Why? There’s nothing in the Christian religion that says not to assimilate. Certainly, there are worldly things that we need to stay away from, or partake in moderation, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fit in with our neighbors. Islam is more opposed assimilation, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. I have coworkers that are Islamic, and we get along just fine. That doesn’t mean all Muslims think that way, and one simply has to watch the news to see that there are a large number that absolutely will not assimilate. In fact, they believe we need to assimilate to them.


  1. Clark, Kelly James. The Most Persecuted Religion in the World. HuffPost News. Web. 4 Jan 2013. Accessed: 12 Apr 2017. 

  2. Burns, Peter. Christians are the world’s most-persecuted religion – here’s how they react under fire. Washington Examiner. Web. 18 Sep 2017. Accessed: 20 May 2018. 

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Why Are You Afraid of Muslims?

35 Questions

This is part 21 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for Townhall.com: here, and here.


21. y are u so afraid of Muslims? Before 9-11, we were token Aladdin/Apu. Laughably, we are now out to destroy USA?

One cannot easily forget the media images of Muslims overseas cheering when the twin towers crashed to the ground on 9-11 killing 3,000 innocent human beings; not soldiers in a combat zone, or a military installation overseas, but innocent human beings.. These were people simply going to work for the day. Instead, they were killed; it was in our face. While many of the videos of Muslims cheering may have been debunked, initially it angered people around the world, and as I’ve already mentioned, right or wrong, it wasn’t easily forgotten.

Terrorism wasn’t new, but it was always somewhere else. Again, right or wrong, it was always someone else’s problem. We felt bad for people, and mourned losses, but not since Pearl Harbor had something so big occurred right in our backyard. It was Muslims who succeeded in bringing that terror to the USA. It was Muslims who brought the new worldview of Muslims. And let’s face it, it’s Radical Islamic Terrorists (Muslims) that are the ones saying exactly what you want to laugh off: they want to destroy the USA.

Why We Don’t Forget

Prior to 9-11 most Americans were ignorant of Islam. 9-11 provided a crash course (pun intended), and through further investigation, many later found Islam disturbing. Most understand that not all Muslims are out to destroy the USA, but after 9-11, we are reminded on a yearly basis that many Muslims are out to destroy the USA, despite the attempt by liberals, liberal media, and non-Radical Muslims to downplay atrocities committed by Muslims, and bully us into forgetting.

On a world-wide scale Muslims commit thousands of terror attacks, and kill thousands of people. Last year, 2017, there were 1,332 attacks and 8,319 fatalities. At What Makes Islam So Different? you can get a running total of the violence committed over the Last 30 Days. It’s always in the double digits.

The View On Muslims Based On Reality

With that in mind, I need to make some clarifications. First, when I think of Muslims, I think of followers of Islam. Essentially, I am speaking of the religion, and not a geographical area or race of people. I know that around the world, there are “white” people that have taken up Radical Islam and committed atrocities as well.

Second, as I try to keep that in mind, I am also fully aware, that most Muslims do come from certain geographical regions of the world. As we try and filter the Extremists out from those seeking to come to the US, it may have the appearance of dislike for Muslims, but this is because of a twisting by liberal media of the truth.

There is a total disregard for what is actually happening in the world. People who talk about it are labeled Islamophobes, despite the FACT that Muslims commit the overwhelming majority of terrorist attacks because they hate the United States, and the West in general. Those who are “afraid” of Muslims should not be labeled Islamophobes, but Islamorealists because the fear isn’t as irrational as the term Islamophobe implies.

Conclusion

Most people are not afraid of all Muslims. I have coworkers who are Muslim who I am not afraid of, and I’m sure the overwhelming majority of Muslims that come to this country, or are already here, are fine people. Americans looking for a common sense approach to refugees, and immigrants, are simply looking for a thorough background check, and yes, even if that involves a certain amount of profiling. That doesn’t mean we’ll catch all those intent on doing harm, but it increases the chances of catching those who do. It also means that those who do come here should actually be looked upon with a little less scrutiny because, duh! They’ve passed an actual, real, thorough, background check!

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Are the Crusades A Black-eye for Christianity?

Every once in a while, it is good to remember real history. Not the history written by anti-Christians looking to make Christianity look bad. Christians can do that enough on their own without outsiders embellishing their misdeeds, or outright lying.

Thomas F. Madden published an article entitled The Real History of the Crusades back on May 6, 2005. It’s coming up on it’s ten year anniversary, but it deserves to be read by everyone. It’s short and concise for those of you don’t like history, but like to throw it up in people’s faces anyway. It sets the record straight.

So, in a nutshell, the Crusades are not the black-eye on Christianity that people think it is.

So what is the truth about the Crusades? Scholars are still working some of that out. But much can already be said with certainty. For starters, the Crusades to the East were in every way defensive wars. They were a direct response to Muslim aggression—an attempt to turn back or defend against Muslim conquests of Christian lands.

And why did they do it?

They did so not because they expected material wealth (which many of them had already) but because they hoped to store up treasure where rust and moth could not corrupt. They were keenly aware of their sinfulness and eager to undertake the hardships of the Crusade as a penitential act of charity and love.

There’s a lot of Christian values there, but I want to point out something in particular. Madden writes: “they were keenly aware of their sinfulness.” How many of us can say the same?

The goals of the Crusades were two-fold: “to rescue the Christians of the East” and “the liberation of Jerusalem and the other places made holy by the life of Christ.” The Crusades were started in answer to a request for help from the emperor in Constantinople; not colonialism, expeditions to get rich, or missions to convert. They were in answer to the spread of Islam by the sword, violence, and terror; the same way Islam spreads today.

Read the whole thing: The Real History of the Crusades

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