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The Islamic State wants you to hate refugees

As the Syrian refugee crisis mutated from a regional problem to a global one, security concerns have increasingly been cited as a justification for keeping borders closed and refusing to resettle migrants. This argument has gathered momentum in the wake of the attacks in Paris on Friday, after a …

Middle East

The GOP and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

If anyone wonders how and why the United States refused to admit very many Jewish refugees from Germany in the late 1930s and during World War II, the GOP's response to the Syrian refugee crisis is instructive.<p>Back then, a bigoted Department of State, working for a Democrat President, did not want …

CNN suspends journalist over tweet disapproving of bill to keep out Syrian refugees

US news channel stands down global affairs correspondent Elise Labott for two weeks for comment saying ‘Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish’<p>CNN has suspended a journalist after she sent a disapproving tweet about the House of Representatives passing a bill seeking to halt the resettlement of …

Elise

Seth Meyers, Sarah Palin Spar Over 'Fear-Based' Response to Syrian Refugees

Meyers corrected the former vice presidential candidate when she asserted the U.S. doesn't have a strong vetting process for refugees<p>Former vice …