Washington, DC thinker: Bring Muslim Syrians to US so they will love us in the Middle East
Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 27, 2015
You know something. I hate Washington, DC think tanks where supposedly brainy people get paid to tell Americans what to think. I even hate a lot of think tanks on the supposedly conservative side. Right now, I’m pretty steamed at the Heritage Foundation, but that is a story for another day.
This ‘brilliant’ (not!) bit by someone called Faris Alikhan popped up in my alerts today.
Alikhan writes for a think tank called Third Way and formerly was associated with the Center for American Progress (hard Left John Podesta think tank).
Alikhan’s advice to the brain dead is entitled: ‘The US should accept more Syrian refugees to boost our national security.’
He suggests that the Muslim world is going to love us, if we let them in! Posted at The Guardian:
There’s a host of humanitarian and moral reasons for the US to resettle more Syrian refugees. But there’s another compelling reason to do so – and that’s because it’s in America’s long term interests.
The US has the rare opportunity to nurture a generation of pro-American Arab Muslims. In national security, it’s a rare confluence when the right thing to do is also the smart thing to do. This is one such opportunity.
At a time when pundits and politicians discuss the decline of American power, it’s important to remember that an element of America’s ‘soft power’ that is often overlooked is its openness to immigration, and the effect that can have on overseas public opinion, especially when it’s easy to communicate with family and friends back home.
He goes on to say that if we raise Syrian Arab Muslim children in America they won’t grow up to be terrorists.
Of course, the Somali ‘refugee’ terrorism recruitment success in places like Minneapolis puts a lie to that cockamamie idea.
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