As many of you may know, the people from Syria are fleeing their country because of the ongoing civil war taking place. President Assad is being protested against because of the violent crackdowns and restrictions he has placed on the country. With that, these Syrians are trying to leave as refugees of war. They are making way to Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Egypt and working their way farther into Europe.
With the realization of many of these people are dying while trying to cross the Mediterranean, European countries have had open arms to letting these people in. Recently, terrorist attacks took place in Paris on Friday, November 13th. Instantly, speculation arose of the terrorists being ISIS members that came in as “refugees” which makes sense. President Assad has called together Russia, Iran, and Iraq, might I just point out, our worst enemies. Members of ISIS, if you did not know stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, are obviously composed in these areas. Many think they have taken advantage of the war and people leaving to spread their roots into other countries, especially the U.S. With the presidential elections coming up, this is a huge debate.
Should we allow refugees into the United States? To me, this seems like a very obvious answer. HELL NO! ISIS is a huge problem for us. First off, I don’t know why because they are just some Islamic militant group with guns riding around on the back of pickup trucks. The Obama Administration or other world powers should have squashed this situation a while ago but, instead we actually have to think about potentially putting our country in danger and allowing thousands of refugees into the U.S. It’s not that we shouldn’t be caring for the poor people that had to leave their own country but, we shouldn’t be vulnerable. There’s a major difference because I think as a nation we first have to care for our own people in it and then provide help to our other friends and allies.