WASHINGTON — As of Tuesday morning the governors of 27 states — all but one Republican — have said they are opposed to letting Syrian refugees resettle in their states, citing terror concerns. Some GOP lawmakers and presidential contenders have even called for a ban on letting any Syrian Muslim refugees into the United States.
The political calculus behind these gestures becomes apparent when you look at new polling data released Tuesday by the Public Religion Research Institute, which finds that a majority of Americans — 56 percent — say that the values of Islam are “at odds” with American values and way of life. This is up significantly from 2011, when only 47 percent of Americans said this.
Islam is a supremacist cult, who in hell admires that as a value?