For Whom the Bell Tolls

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    I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric that has been coming out of here.
    President Barack Obama

    What rhetoric is the President talking about?
    The GOP demand to halt the immigration of thousands of Syrian refugees into the United States of America.

    The President points to our reluctance to accept 100,000 Syrian refugees, of which 72% are military age males, with recruiting more terrorists for ISIL. He cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL?

    Since when has America based her actions on the “reactions” of terrorist organizations? If that is the standard by which we make decisions? We have already ceded control to the terrorists.

    It is the President's lack of a real strategy that is the most potent recruitment tool for ISIL. Apathy and appeasement are the means by which our enemy is emboldened. It didn't work for Neville Chamberlain and it isn't going to work for Barack Obama.

    Winston Churchill never concerned himself over what his enemies thought about his speeches. To remind the world of what a war time leader sounds like let us examine a few quotes by Churchill:

    In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity”
    Winston Churchill

    It is no use in saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”
    Winston Churchill

    Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
    Winston Churchill

    Please compare the complacency of President Obama with the resolve of Winston Churchill. The distinction is as stark as night is to day. To use what will upset the enemy as a guideline to our own actions – be it word or deed – is no different than waving a white flag of surrender before the battle has even begun!

    What if winning the war against terrorism is an idea that upsets ISIL? Will the Commander in Chief order that our military leaders exclude any words such as victory, land of the free and home of the brave, in order to not upset our enemy? Was not forcing our own Army ROTC cadets to parade in red high heels in the name of “sexual violence awareness”, not enough humiliation for one lifetime, Mr. President?

    Several potent recruitment tools for ISIS:

    1. Announcing to the world (with ISIS watching) that any rhetoric that upsets ISIS must be considered the most potent recruitment tool for ISIS.

    2. President Obama: “The number of refugees from Syria and elsewhere will be increased to 100,000 each year.”

    3. Parading our own Army ROTC cadets before the world in red high heels.

    4. President Obama's statement, “Muslim call to prayer is one of the prettiest sounds on earth.”

    I am reminded of the scene from Jaws. Brody says to Mayor Vaughn: You open the beaches on 4th of July and it is like ringing the dinner bell…
    Pay attention, America. Opening our country to ISIS, in the name of Syrian refugees, is like ringing the dinner bell…

    Reciting these famous words from Jon Donne, “Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.”

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    News story links
    United Nations says 72% of Syrian “refugees” are MEN, only 13% are children!

    The New Face Of EU Immigration Is Young, Fit And Overwhelmingly Male

    List Of 190 Cities Where Obama Will Be Placing Syrian Muslim Refugees - Page 2 of 2 - Truth And Action
     
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    Rhetoric like threads here titled, "Declare war on Islam" spring readily to mind.
     
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    The first lie is that 72% of the refugees are males of a fighting age.

    It is closer to 3%.
     
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    The bell continues to toll for the American far right.
     
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    The current refugee crisis turns many a historical trend on its head. Firstly, the demographic makeup of Syrian migrants has reversed. The World Bank’s Global Bilateral Migration Database shows us that in 2000, two-thirds of all Syrian migrants were men. Today, it’s women and young children who flee the country in much larger numbers. Fifty percent of Syrian refugees are women, and a third are children, according to UNHCR data.

    Untangling the Syrian Refugee Crisis with Open Data
     
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    Far greater than 3% and less than 72%.
     
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    Your numbers are wrong: go look them up.
     
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    I did, now it is your turn to show a link.
     
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    It was given last night on the Board.

    One of the shows reported the adult males coming to America totaled about 2%.
     
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    I have UNHCR at 21.8% For Syrian males.

    The reason there's confusion (I don't believe the OP is lying) is that you also have UNHCR putting out the number of male refugees /migrants from 9 other countries at 72%.
     
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