[Marxism] Fwd: Strident Calls to Reject Syrian Refugees Fueled by Wealthy California Donor

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Oct 17 07:53:43 MDT 2015

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at FrontPage Magazine, 
has argued that the only “genuine refugees” are “Christian and 
non-Muslim” and that the U.S. should not accept any Muslims from the 
conflict in Syria because those fleeing the region “are not victims, 
they are perpetrators.”

Greenfield, who has published over a dozen articles this year about the 
dangers of Syrian refugees, explained on an Internet news program in 
September that the Obama administration is “really eager to find new 
undocumented Democratic voters anywhere it can” and that religious 
charity groups assisting Syrian refugees are simply out to make money 
from the crisis. “If you’re a 90-year-old Haitian who is HIV-positive, 
they will roll out the red carpet for you,” Greenfield claimed, as he 
explained the Obama administration’s approach to immigration.

Raymond Ibrahim, another Shillman Fellow at FrontPage, has argued that 
Western nations “should only accept Christian refugees” because Muslim 
refugees are merely escaping “chaos created by the violent and 
supremacist teachings of their own religion, Islam.”

Shillman is also a donor to ACT! for America, a group led by Brigitte 
Gabriel. In a recent appearance on Newsmax TV, Gabriel said her 
grassroots network is working to prevent the settlement of Syrian 
refugees in America.

“They are coming to your neighborhood,” she said. “They are coming to 
your state, you need to know who’s coming and how many of them are 
coming and whether you can stop it.” Speaking at the Value Voters summit 
in Washington D.C. last month, Gabriel declared, “We are trying very 
hard to stop Syrian refugees from coming to our country.”

full: https://theintercept.com/2015/10/16/donor-refugee-backlash/

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