Belgium, a country already struggling with a large Muslim migrant population, initiated a rescue of 250 Syrian Christians and has now been charged with participating in a publicity stunt.
I’m not holding my breath waiting for the day when US Christian and Jewish non-profits who contract with the federal government to resettle refugees say—WE WANT TO SAVE THE CHRISTIANS FIRST!
Those ‘Christian’ and ‘Jewish’ ‘charities’ I’m talking about are the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Episcopal Migration Ministries, Church World Service, World Relief (Evangelicals) and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.
96% of the Syrian refugees being resettled by US Christian and Jewish charities are Syrian Muslims (mostly Sunni Muslims).
Why are they afraid to tell the UN and the Obama State Department NO! Obviously some in Belgium have guts!
BRUSSELS — Moved by the dramatic situation of the Christian population in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, a group of Belgian activists, with support from the government, orchestrated a remarkable rescue operation to save nearly 250 Syrian Christians.
In Aleppo, the Christians were under continuous assault by ISIS, the al-Qaeda-aligned al-Nusra front and the Assad regime. Now they’re set to receive refugee status in Belgium and join the approximately 5,500 Syrian refugees already in the country.
Aleppo had 160,000 Christians before the war. Belgian authorities estimate there are only 55,000 left now.
Certain observers have harshly criticized the Michel administration, calling the rescue a public relations stunt. The government had been facing criticism in the past for its lackluster response to the refugee crisis in Europe, and still has not specified how many asylum seekers it will accept from the rest of the EU. Echoing the concerns of other EU members, Brussels opposes the proposals for a mandatory quota system but has yet to indicate whether it will host part of the 64,000 people who need to be resettled.
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About the photo, apparently this publication has spelled Ms. Herremans’ name wrong, here. Herremans has written with a pro-Palestinian bias for Pax Christi (the International Catholic Peace Movement), here.