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  1. ScreamingEagle
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    Should we be letting thousands of Iraqi and other Muslim immigrants into our country? The Bush administration is going greatly expand the number of Iraqi immigrants with plans to let in about 7,000 Iraqi refugees. Could this just be asking for more trouble? Shouldn't we limit the number of Muslim immigrants to our country?

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ay_be_allowed_into_US/articleshow/1625416.cms


    From an Australian report:
    Australia is also telling their immigrants to blend in. It's a refreshing approach I think America should follow:
     
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    Wheww..(breath)..That's a tricky question.

    One thing..is our imigration laws could be alot more strict.It's amazing how many of 1000's come in each day already as it is...illegal...Mexico..and other Central American Countries.

    It's so plain to see that our goverment officials don't seem to say anything about it..or do anything about it..Maybe it's because that's how really touchy this subject is to some.

    The Mexican version is way different(more seeking work..a future)..than a religous version..This is a simple question you asked..but it runs so deep.

    A majority over the last 2 decades have been many seeking entry due to religious persecution...that was an easy way in....

    These Iraqi's may fit in that category whether fleeing Sunni's..or Shiit hostilties.

    I read an article today..that a group of young Iraqi's were turned back in Turkey..at the airport seeking safety in Sweeden.They certainly were not going there to cause trouble..but hope for a new life.

    I know how I feel..and got an idea how most Americans feel..One thing is fear..Not actualy scared...but being careful..Better to keep 10 out..than have a bad apple get in.

    The day America prohibited/restricted Muslims from gaining citizenship...would be a pretty scary day.It would show how ugly the world has goton...It would reflect maybe some..or alot of the true feelings in this country..I don't know the answer to that.

    If that day did come...I can just imagine now how terrible things would be that lead up to that.

    What's sad is it's a radical type thinking Muslim that will talk one into suicide..for the glory etc...

    The Christian religion was once capable of that..and could easily be again..We go back a long ways with the the boys in the Middle East..From the crusades...to when the sun never set on the Brittish Empire..etc....Oil..Israel...to the days when we ran the show in Iran.

    If this is how most Americans experiences were with that happening over here....We'd have alot more Preacher Pauls being radical.

    I think your average non-Muslim European..or Australian..or even a guy from the U.K. feels pretty much the same about Bush...as Mohamad Datwi in a small village in southern Iran would be..(smile)...and maybe possible Mohamad would be more curtious here than the Dundee guy from Australia.

    The most sad thing is...we all reason & think things through...but if we had another terrorist attck tomorow...This reasoning I said...would go in one ear..and out the other.Including myself...I'm human..and my blood gets hot too.

    It would be out of fear we prohibited/limited Muslims...not hatred.

    After 911 I would of gave a thumbs up....but when I think deep on it..as I am now..I try to talk myself out of thinking it would ever be a good idea to do that...It would be.....well like no sunshine ever again..Just gray skies.

    I do know how we all feel...I also wish I'd see more Muslim Leaders talk on peace..and this suicide attack type nonsense.I think we have a somewhat of a population of Muslims here in the U.S. already...We have not had alot of problems that I'm aware of....

    We can't let ourselves be the worst enemy to us...not let our weaknesses rule over our reasoning.

    There could be worse countries we'd want 7000 refugees from.The whole thing to this...shows how his.."Operation Iraqi Freedom" is going/went...Maybe other countries are thinking we should of taken 70,000...maybe 700,000.

    Other countries are paying up the arse for our big mishap in Iraq...Is that fair to them?...How many refuges fled to Syria?..Iran?..Turkey?

    We are very fortunate we don't border Iraq...we'd have well over a million on our doorstep....Do we have a responsibility to these people?...In a way we do...and the rest of the world wants nothing to do with this mess...

    We're lucky these countries that are taking the brunt of all these refugees...don't send us the bill.

    These 7000 people are more than likely a marketing stunt for the Bush Administration....There will be balloons..and Teddy Bears waiting for them at the airports...while 1000's are turned away from other borders each day...spending every dime to get there.

    If all we can help..is 7000 Iraqi's...we better do it...Cause we certainly are not accomplishing that over there even with 700.

    Good post!!....and gives us all alot of soup for thought...(smile)
     
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    Creek, off topic. I've been reading real quick, so I do miss alot. Are you 'Creek' as in Native American Tribe? Or are you in Australia, dealing with water shortages? I'm so confused...
     
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    I have long hair now..(smile)...It use to be short...So my avatar does give one the impression...along with my handle that I may be Native American..(giggled)...(smile).

    No...not Native American..My heritage is from Denmark..So that explains the long hair..:)

    No I'm not in Australia...there immigration is to strict...hahahaha..:)

    I live in a cabin...in the middle of the woods that's close to the B.W.C.A by the Canadian Border...and not feeling the effects here from Australia...not yet anyways...I did feel this last cold snap though... down to my privates.That's how cold it was..(smile)

    I watch water levels like a hawk..Being I loved gardening at one time...and also all the lakes we have here(water levels)...Then am old enough to remember the rains we use to have....I've read alot on what Australia is going through...I'd be so bumbed to that degree....

    Hope this cleared things up...:)
     
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    Well, yeah it did, of course I was wrong on all counts. But I'm used to that! LOL!
     
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    We have a moral responsibility to rescue the Iraqis who are or will be marked for death by death squads and terror groups for their assistance to the US. Folks like George Packer put the number at around 10-15 thousand.

    Our Muslim immigrants are by and large exceptional citizens. I am certain Iraqis will also be.
     
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    The problem with 7000 Muslims is that within 20 years they will be 70,000 Muslims because the Muslims breed out of control. It's their policy to do so. I visit Sri Lanka regularly and each time I go there I see more Muslims and more of them dressed in burkhas. I went to check into my hotel and there was one dude with four broads and 20 prayer rugrats behind him. It was disgusting. People don't stop to consider breeding when they let individuals into a country.
     
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    This is the problem with political correctness, it's warped when it's applied extremely.

    Legal immigrants are fine, but there are "special" problems that come with Muslims that practice Islam:

    http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=256521423294106

    If you squint your eyes enough, you can blur your vision and set off the curb and get run over by a bus. Just saying.
     
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    I must agree, we seem to have too much sudden Jihadi syndrome in this country.
     
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    WHY don't "you people" turn up your listening ears?

    UnAmericanYou has NAILED this thing.

    Why is it, that WE have to recognize the "special" problems?

    I want to see some others recognize what WE have been going through.

    This world has turned, and the "worm" is in its feasting cycle.:(
     
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