What happened in Paris on Friday was tragic and unforgivable and the perpetrators need to be severally punished. However, the reaction by right wing ignorant bigots toward the Syrian refugees fleeing their war torn country trying to save their families is also unforgivable.
First, so many of these hate filled humans have the nerve to call themselves Christian. Ironically the majority of the refugees are Christians fleeing persecution. These so called American “Christians” must not have read the Bible. In the book Jesus became famous for teaching to “love thy neighbor or do unto others “. Or from Matthew Jesus says “For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me”
Plus, so far all the attackers have been European Nationals – not Syrians! Will we make the same ignorant mistakes that we did as a country in World War II? All Japanese Americans on the west coast were relocated and Jewish refugees were turned away when fleeing Hitler – all because of fear.
True Christians don’t fear this way because they know they have God on their side. Could it be that many of these ” Christians ” are in name only? I am very proud that Governor Hickenlooper has said the refugees would be welcome in Colorado. I am also very proud that President Obama isn’t willing to just jump into another war with American troops. The right wing chickenhawks advocating for “boots on the ground ” do so because they know they have nothing to lose – their family members will never serve and be in harms way.