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    France says it will take 30,000 Syrian refugees

    In a move that puts the heated U.S. debate over taking in Syrian refugees in perspective, French President Francois Hollande declared on Wednesday that his country would accept 30,000 Syrian refugees over next two years. He announced this at a gathering of mayors from French cities, where he received a standing ovation.
    Hollande said it was France's "humanitarian duty" to honor its commitments to refugees, even in the wake of the chilling terror attacks on Friday, claimed by the Islamic State, which killed at least 129 people."We have to reinforce our borders while remaining true to our values," the French president said.
    The message flies in the face of recent statements by American Republican presidential hopefuls and governors, who have all cited the security concerns surrounding the terror attacks as reasons to halt resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States. Some have proposed only allowing in Christian refugees, at the expense of Muslim ones.
    The U.S. State Department has said it has no intention of halting its efforts to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next year. Speaking on the sidelines of a summit in Manila, President Obama decried the hostility to refugees back home.


    This is what righties don't seem to understand.

    The Islamic State "seeks to exploit the idea that there’s war between Islam and the West," Obama said, "and when you start seeing individuals in position of responsibility suggesting Christians are more worthy of protection than Muslims are in a war-torn land, that feeds the [Islamic State] narrative."


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/11/18/france-says-it-will-take-30000-syrian-refugees-while-u-s-republicans-would-turn-them-away/



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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian5455 View Post
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    Both of my states are accepting refugees. My facebook page is blowing up, so I had to step away. But, I'm proud of the decisions my governors have made.
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    What's interesting is the far right leader, LePen is now poised to win quite a few seats in their elections in 2 weeks. Will be worth watching to see how well she does.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/18/wo...ance.html?_r=0
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    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    Both of my states are accepting refugees. My facebook page is blowing up, so I had to step away. But, I'm proud of the decisions my governors have made.
    Yeah, FB is toxic right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Yeah, FB is toxic right now.
    Yes it most certainly is. I didn't realize I was "friends" with so many ugly people. And by "friends," I mean "related to."
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    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    Yes it most certainly is. I didn't realize I was "friends" with so many ugly people. And by "friends," I mean "related to."
    Yup, I'm related to most of them, too. Very sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Yeah, FB is toxic right now.
    I'm just giving them hell,

    They don't mess with me, my family knows better, it's always good to be the black sheep in the family.....

    Weeds out all the false platitudes.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Yeah, FB is toxic right now.
    Makes me wonder if there aren't more people like that than not. Its no wonder Trumps biggest fans post all sorts of things there every second.
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