I’m sorry I can’t seem to break away from this topic today—65,000! mostly Muslim Syrians (or more) may be on the way to the US—and all sorts are piling on the bandwagon in support of this insanity! We just told you about Martin O’Malley and now here is a Presbyterian pastor from St. Louis explaining how the city is ruled by an Arab-American dynasty and so it is the perfect place to send 60,000 Syrians now!
I wondered if he was mistakenly thinking that the US State Department is saving Syrian Christians when they aren’t. But, you will see it is the Muslims he is welcoming to town!
Send them to St. Louis.
We can take at least 60,000.
Our mayor, Francis G. Slay, is an Arab American. His grandfather Joseph R. Slay was born in Ottoman Greater Syria, in an area now part of Lebanon….. [Based on wikipedia information, Slay is a Christian Syrian. I wonder does he really want 60,000 Syrian Sunni Muslims in St. Louis—ed]
That’s an Arab American dynasty ruling St. Louis.
We were doing diversity before the coasts decided it was cool.
And we have a history of welcoming Moslems, too. Twenty years ago, tiny little St. Louis City — the core of a much larger metro area — took in around 60,000 Bosnian refugees. Like the Syrians, they were fleeing civil war and sectarian violence. Like the Syrians, most were Moslems. Like the Syrians, many could speak no English. Like the Syrians, they were an entrepreneurial people, hard working, often educated. Like the Syrians, they wanted a new start. With support from amazing institutions like the International Institute,*** 60,000 Bosnians made their way to St. Louis.
And we love them.
You’ve probably seen all the hoopla about Icelanders saying they will take 16,000 Syrians into their homes. I do hope to see that happen and I sure hope the Icelandic government calls their bluff and demands that all the volunteers pay for the entire resettlement—the refugees’ food, clothing, medical, schooling etc.—without dipping into taxpayer funded programs. I expect to see St. Louis Pastor Greg Johnson do the same.
***We have written about the International Institute and Bosnians, here. It is a subcontractor of USCRI (Lavinia Limon) and it wants to make St. Louis the fastest growing immigrant community in America by 2020.