Rolling Stone: After Paris Attacks, Don’t Close Doors to Refugees – Open Them

The anti-Muslim ugliness began as soon as the attacks in Paris became international news. Texas senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz said in a statement Friday evening that the U.S. must “immediately declare a halt to any plans to bring refugees” from Syria into the United States. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said more or less the same, while South Carolina’s Jeff Duncan asked cynically on Twitter, “How’s that Syrian refugee resettlement look now?”

As German Lopez pointed out in Vox, these politicians have it backwards. Terrorist attacks in Western cities should make us more sympathetic to refugees fleeing Syria: The horror in Paris Friday evening is a daily reality of the civil war they’re trying to escape.

…When we see attacks like the horror in Paris, we should open our borders to a flood of refugees, not close them.        h/t

  • Must be where PM Useful Idiot gets his policy ideas from.

    • reidjr

      What scares me is the left seems to be defending the attacks.

      • V10_Rob

        I don’t think this will ever change, until the knife is at their own throat.

        • pettifog

          If it’s not on their throats now, when will it ever be?

          • V10_Rob

            I mean quite literally their on their own. They can rationalize away all of this, until it comes for them personally.

            All these people that die in such attacks? They’re not people, they’re just, you know, constructs. Fictional characters to tell a story. They exist to advance the plot, but not even as actors, but as crowds to fill in the background. And when they’re killed, in some karmic collective sense, they probably deserve to die. Because their former head state was a white male or something, and therefore they share the guilt of the crime. And again, it’s not like a REAL person is murdered.

            Themselves? They’re heroes, see? The stars of the show. They have all the proper noble thoughts, which makes them immune.

      • Alain

        That is to be expected, since it is exactly the Left that is guilty of importing this problem in the first place. Without the enemy within who keep the gates open for the invaders, the problem would not exist within any non Muslim country.

    • WalterBannon

      I thought he got them from his muslim adviser

    • marty_p

      Latest moronic editorial from the Toronto Star and Crescent…

      ” the world needs to remind itself that the Syrians who are fleeing Bashar Assad’s bombs and the jidahists’ butchery are not a security threat. Already, in the aftermath of the Paris attacks there are signs of a backlash in Europe and elsewhere against the flood of refugees from the region. It would be a tragedy if doors were bolted against desperate refugees and law-abiding Muslims were treated like criminals. In fact, the Islamic State’s victims have been overwhelmingly Muslim themselves. Families fleeing murder and mayhem deserve the world’s empathy and asylum, not rejection.”

      • V10_Rob

        And yet a third of those refugees support ISIS (or at least their policies). Their problem is not with bombs and butchery, it’s with the fact that they’re not the ones currently dishing it out.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Only about 20% of “Syrian refugees” are actually Syrian, it turns out.

      • Alain

        Right and let us not concern ourselves with the fact that more than one of these terrorists in Paris were “Syrian refugees”.

    • Alain

      Assuming he has any policy ideas is a mistake.

  • Maneki-neko

    I’m okay with refugees, so long as they are kaffir. Though you do start to get into grey areas with some sects.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is the same “Rolling Stone” that is being sued for their campus rape hoax story.
    Yes! Yes it is!

    • Maneki-neko

      The magazine has been called, “the house organ of the DNC”, and the author (Jesse Berney) is a self proclaimed, “voice for Democratic campaigns, progressive advocacy groups, and social justice organizations for more than a decade”.

      • Clausewitz

        I think by house organ you mean sphincter.

  • Ho Hum

    31% of Syrian refugees support ISIS. One is too many

    • Norman_In_New_York

      None is too many.

  • JoKeR

    You shouldn’t criticize the Religion of Peace™.

    • Wait- isn’t the religion of peace, well, peaceful? How can these refugees flee from peace?

      • Justin St.Denis

        I’ve been wrestling with that one myself for years. Join the club. I was beginning to feel lonely………

        • After that, I think a lot of people felt the same way as you did.

  • Frances

    Right – and the idiot who penned that gets to host the first few.

    • pettifog

      I heard that phrase for the first time with George W. Bush. Did he (his advisors?) pen it? I’m not sure.

  • WalterBannon

    or start exterminating them

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Rolling Stone is of course a paragon of journalism. I would sooner trust the National Enquirer.

    • mauser 98

      Rolling Stone execs, editors will sponsor , fund , adopt these ISIS deserters?
      fat chance

  • These idiots are going to stick to their meme no matter what.

  • Edubeat

    And you know what Emperor Justinian 1 of all the easily led Canucks is gonna do just our doors that is

  • bob e

    comical statement

  • F— you, Rolling Stone. You’re a waste of print. The death knell of your worthless publication should have been when you put that dreadful Dzhokar Tsarnaev on the front cover.

  • pdxnag

    May I suggest that this writer place his hand on a hot stove. If it feels hot you are not pressing hard enough.