This story is a Drudge headline this morning: Obama defiant: vows more refugees.
***Update*** November 22: Almost 15,000 Burmese Muslim came in as refugees in last ten years, here.
He is in Malaysia, a safe Muslim country which is sending Rohingya Muslims (who arrive there illegally) to America! So while we have anxiety about Syrian Muslims coming to the US, remember the US resettlement program has been bringing in Muslims from Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Burma (and other countries) for years.
The Rohingya are especially fundamentalist Muslims we have been following for 8 years. We have an extensive archive (Rohingya Reports) with 182 previous posts just on the situation in Burma and surrounding countries with the Rohingya. (Want to write a book on Rohingya? Your research is right here on these pages!)
In 2013 we reported that Anastasia Brown, on behalf to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, lobbied the US State Department to allow Rohingya Muslims to enter the US with a P-2 Designation meaning that they need not prove individually that they are persecuted, but that they would be admitted to the US as a class.
In other words, all they need do is say: I am Rohingya and they are eligible for resettlement in your towns and cities.
Thousands are already here. In our earliest years of reporting on Rohingya, the US State Department was not admitting them for fear that terrorists were among them. All that has changed.
See the AP story at Myway:
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pushing back against efforts to bar Syrian refugees from resettling in the U.S., President Barack Obama vowed Saturday that his country will be a welcoming place for millions fleeing violence around the world “as long as I’m president.”
Obama commented Saturday at a learning center in the Malaysian capital that serves the poor, including some refugees. He met with boys and girls wearing crisp white and black uniforms and neckties as they sat at tables and worked on painting and puzzle projects.
Most of the children the president met with are Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group. Tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled Myanmar to escape persecution by the country’s Buddhist majority, with many ending up in Malaysia, where Obama was attending a regional economic summit.
The refugees Obama met with have all been cleared to come to the U.S. and have been assigned to specific cities, the White House said.
Earlier this year we reported that 12,615 Burmese Muslims had been admitted to the US in the last ten year. I’ll have to do an update of those numbers when I get a minute (Ha!). BTW, the majority population of Burma (aka Myanmar) is Buddhist and they want the country to remain majority Buddhist. Even the famed human rights activist from Burma has angered the humanitarian industrial complex by not speaking out on behalf of rights for Rohingya.
See why Obama is angry (in my opinion). His job was to get them in here as part of the UN agenda, and he has hit a roadblock!—YOU!
Addendum: How could I forget. Hillary has been touting her ‘success’ in Burma while Secretary of State. Then why are we taking thousands of Burmese Muslims to the US if she has done such a good job? You must see this post! Podesta Group sent to Burma to shore up her image!