February 15, 2007, - 12:40 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
While our country continues to grant asylum to thousands of Muslim extremists from all over the Middle East, Christian Iraqis–known as Chaldeans–have been refused asylum since we went into Iraq. That’s despite the fact that since the Shi’ites have taken over, they’ve persecuted and killed many Chaldeans, whose churches have been blown up and shot up.
Then, there are the few loyal Muslim translators, some of whom have literally given their arm and leg (and in some documented cases, half their face) to help U.S. troops. They also can’t get to the U.S., and have been exiled to Jordan, where they are treated as outcasts. We’ve neglected these people who sacraficed deeply for us, and we should be ashamed.
Now, President Bush has finally agreed to allow 7,000 Iraqi refugees into the U.S. But will those refugees be the desirable Christians–the Chaldeans–who can’t stay alive if they remain in Iraq; or the few, rare, loyal Muslim translators (unlike the majority who are like this) who’ve risked their lives to help our soldiers and who are now maimed?
We’ll see. But based on what’s happened, thus far, I’m not holding my breath. Instead, I expect that those 7,000 spaces will be wasted on more Shi’ite Muslim Iraqis, who strongly support Hezbollah, and are bent on our destruction and Iran’s world takeover–or Sunnis tied to similar extremism. That’s been the record.
And, unfortunately, I don’t look for it to change. I hope I am wrong. But don’t count on it.
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