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Outrage Only 34 Christian Syrian Refugees Admitted to US in 4 Years

Outrage Only 34 Christian Syrian Refugees Admitted to US in 4 Years
(AP)

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 11:05 AM

The United States has let in a shockingly small number of Christian refugees from Syria — just 34 — in the four years since a civil war broke out there and the Islamic State began its campaign of mass slaughter.

The just-released figures from the State Department show the paltry number accounts for only 2 percent of the 2,100 Syrian refugees the U.S. has accepted.

That is "disproportionately smaller than the 10 percent of Syrians who are Christian," The Hill reports.
 
Many conservatives are furious at the miniscule amount of Christian Syrian refugees that have been admitted, especially with the ongoing murders being conducted by the Islamic State.

Politics within Syria and across the Middle East are partially responsible for the low number, analysts tell The Hill, although some conservatives blame the United Nations.

The U.N., "provides initial referrals for refugees who eventually resettle in the U.S. Christians feel discriminated against in overcrowded U.N. refugee camps, critics allege, and may even be subject to violence," The Hill says.
 
Sen. Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, told The Hill the U.S.'s reliance on U.N. referrals should "be re-evaluated."

In addition, if the U.S. officially designates the slaughter by ISIS as genocide, it could legally take more action, The Hill reports.

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