Donald Trump and the strategists in his “think thank” Breitbart, want a “Muslimban.” They demand that the U.S.A take fewer Muslim refugees, and privilege Christians. But the U.S.A is already doing so. According to PEW Research, the U.S.A takes in more Christian refugees than Muslims. The approximate figures for the years 2002-16 breakdown this way: 400,000 Christian refugees and 280,000 Muslims (0.08% of US pop).
PEW reseach reported last year that for a long time the US has handpicked the refugees it chooses to “help.” In reality there is already a partial Muslim ban. The U.S.A prefers Christians to Muslims when choosing which refugees it wants to “help.”
Overall, a far larger total number of Christian refugees than Muslim refugees have entered the U.S. since fiscal 2002. During the past 15 years, the U.S. has admitted 399,677 Christian refugees and 279,339 Muslim refugees, meaning that 46% of all refugees who have entered the U.S. during this time have been Christian while 32% have been Muslim…
That the number of Muslims increased in 2016 is due to the crisis in Syria. Note also that the number of Christian refugees increased as well.
Regarding Syria PEW wrote:
The administration set the goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. in the fiscal year. This goal was exceeded, and refugee status was given to 12,587 Syrians. Nearly all of them (99%) were Muslim and less than 1% were Christian.
As a Swede I have to say that this is not much. Sweden is a small nation, its area is 173,860 square miles, with 10 million people and (The area of U.S.A is 3,796,742 square miles and it has 324,522,000 inhabitants ) Sweden has taken in more than 300,000 refugees during these years. In 2016 we took in 45,600 refugees from Syria alone. The U.S.A. can do better than it does today. It could also stop its current partial “Muslimban” too.
(Credit to Christian Christensen, @ChrChristensen, on Twitter.)
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