It is the numbers stupid! Debate (again) in wake of Nice Islamic terror attack
Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 16, 2016
It is no surprise that the Election 2016 debate about refugees should have begun in earnest again after the slaughter in Nice.
But, as everyone focuses on security screening, I want to repeat again that this is about numbers. The Tunisian killer would not have been stopped by security screening. He was just one of tens of thousands of Muslims living in France because France never said NO! to more Muslim immigration.
The bottomline is that there is a threshold that is crossed once the Muslim population reaches a certain point where Islamists become emboldened and energized. France is there, so are many other European countries. We don’t want to get there, but it is coming fast. The election of Hillary Clinton will assure that America will cross that threshold too!
Be sure to watch this youtube video about the Nice terror attack! (hat tip: Dick)
The terror attack Thursday in Nice, France, that left at least 84 people dead has reignited the refugee debate in the 2016 presidential race, with Donald Trump blasting Hillary Clinton’s calls to let in thousands more and saying, “we’d better get awfully tough.”
The terrorist behind the attack, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was not a refugee but a French resident originally from Tunisia. The attack nevertheless has rekindled concerns that accepting more refugees from Islamic State-occupied Syria raises the risk for the U.S.
The Obama administration has pledged to accept 10,000 refugees from Syria by the end of September. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that 5,211 refugees had been brought in by the end of June and the U.S. is on track to meet the administration’s target.
Clinton, though, back in September called for increasing that number to 65,000 – a 550 percent increase from the administration’s current target.
“I would like to see us move from what is a good start with 10,000 to 65,000 and begin immediately to put into place the mechanisms for vetting the people that we would take in,” she told CBS News.
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