50 “faith leaders” pressure Ohio Governor Kasich on Syrian refugee stance
Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 30, 2015
I’ve told you over the holiday weekend that a massive PR campaign is underway to push back at the governors and others who are wary of admitting Syrian mostly Muslim refugees to the US.
They are very worried because this is the first real opposition to refugee resettlement in the 35 years of the program.
Here is just one example, this one from Ohio, of who is leading the pack in the pushback—CAIR and Islamic leaders joined by members of “interfaith” groups and resettlement contractors who make their living doing this work.
You can be sure if Obama said we were taking 10,000 Christian and Yazidi Syrians that CAIR would not be promoting letters like this one. (BTW, I had to search for a few minutes to find the letter, at CAIR’s website, since the news article did not link to it).
Here is the story at the Columbus Dispatch:
A coalition of more than 50 faith and civic leaders sent an open letter to Gov. John Kasich last week asking him to reconsider his stance against resettling Syrian refugees in Ohio.
Among those who signed was Michael Orra, president of the Islamic Council of Ohio, which represents 24 Muslim groups and mosques in the state, including the Islamic Foundation of Central Ohio.
Kasich is “jumping on the GOP bandwagon” with his position, Orra said, one that is “un-American” in its wholesale refusal to admit the refugees.
“These people have been in refugee camps waiting their turn,” Orra said. [Waiting their turn!—What nerve!—ed]
Toledo only began resettling refugees in 2014 as we reported here.
Toledo has a long-standing Arab-American community and leads the state in the number of Syrian refugees settling there: 54 this year.
Brittany Ford, the project manager and co-lead of the Welcome Toledo-Lucas County initiative to help immigrants settling in that area, expects more to come, despite Kasich’s stance.
Again, go here to CAIR’s website to see the letter and the signatures! Is your “faith group” on the list?
If you live in Ohio, you must let Kasich know what you think!
The Left (the Democrat party and its friends at CAIR) need to make sure Ohio is a reliably blue state and that is why it is so important to continue to pour in the refugees and immigrants generally.
Again, those promoting Muslim resettlement to the US have never had the pushback they are getting since Paris, so please get involved!
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