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Kerry: ‘Zero Evidence’ That Muslim Refugees ‘Pose Any Greater Threat’ Than Other Groups

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Addressing a mostly Muslim audience in Sterling at an iftaar dinner, Kerry denied any connections between Islamic terrorism and the flow of Muslims into America as immigrants and refugees. Using the UN-manufactured “World Refugee Day” date to push for more Muslim immigrants to the US, he joined celebrity leftist Angelina Jolie and left-wing “interfaith” religious figures associated with “social justice” movements.

Kerry and Jolie speak before an event in Sterling, Virginia, hosted by the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), an affiliate of the Islamic Society of North America

“There is absolutely no evidence, my friends, zero evidence, that refugees who make it through this arduous process, pose any greater threat to our society than the members of any other group,” said Kerry. “And it is important for people to know that.”

“Preventing any group from entering the United States solely because of their race, or because of their nationality, or because of a religious affiliation is directly contrary to the very ideals on which our country is based,” said John Kerry, rejecting the ideological elements of Islam that distinguish it from the American religious experience.

Although impossible, Kerry promised that Muslim refugees could be adequately screened to keep out Islamic terrorists or their supporters.

“Our refugee screening process is so comprehensive and rigorous. It is also effective,” said Kerry, implying that failed states such as Syria has trustworthy databases from which to draw relevant information about refugee applicants.

A Syrian family resettled in Indiana, claimed Kerry, had gone through six 5-hour interviews prior to being accepted to enter the US.

“We believe in individual rights, no collective guilt,” said Kerry, despite Democrat support for various informal quotas based on race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, and religion. “We believe in judging people based on what they do, not the circumstances of their birth or their choice of sacred texts.”

Indirectly denigrating Donald Trump and supporters of his immigration and refugee policy proposals as hateful bigots, Kerry repeated the campaign refrain of Hillary Clinton and his party.

“We need to remember that bigoted and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims plays right into the hands of the terrorist recruiters who propagate the lie that America is at war with Islam,” announced Kerry.

Kerry meets Angelina Jolie at the Department of State, calling for action on World Refugee Day

Kerry praised the Obama Administration’s push to increase annual admission of refugees from Syria – almost all of whom are Arab Muslims – from 70,000 to 80,000 to over 100,000 over the next few years. No prioritization of minority groups – including Armenians, Assyrians, and Yazidis – persecuted by Islamic groups such as ISIS was mentioned. No consideration of alternative and less expensive resettlement options for refugees outside of the US was made.

Despite stating that $5 billion had already been spent by the federal government towards direct assistance for Syrian refugees, Kerry stated that more needed to be done.

War is always a “failure of diplomacy,” said Kerry, neglecting to acknowledge any principles over which war is justifiable.

“The desire for peace is so strong among people of every single faith,” surmised Kerry, drawing some moral parity between all religions.

H/T – Patrick Goodenough at CNSnews

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