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Syrian refugees are welcome in Arlington County, public officials said Wednesday, noting that the county has become home to those fleeing the Vietnam War, civil wars in Central America, the Ethiopian-Eritrean conflicts and the wars in the Balkans.
“Our collective conscience has been shaken by both the refugee crisis resulting from the ongoing conflict in Syria and the terrorist attacks across the world,” the County Board said in a statement. “We firmly believe that responding to today’s urgent humanitarian crisis by serving as a new home for those seeking refuge is in keeping with both our nation’s tradition” and the county’s 2007 resolution affirming its welcome to immigrants, it read.
Although local governments don’t have the power to determine where refugees are resettled, Arlington officials said they are sure that they and the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington can successfully handle any assignments.
Catholic Charities is going to get a call from me today– this my diocese by the way. Charity doesn’t have to be suicidal. I say yes, yes, a thousand times yes to every Iraqi or Syrian Christian driven from their ancestral homelands by the bestial, blood-soaked Mohammedans, and a million times NO to those others. Let them wallow in the filth and horror that is their Caliphate.
Oh, and as for that rigorous Fed vetting process?? H/T to WRSA…