The most horrifying thing about Obama's Syrian refugee program was how thoroughly it kept out Christians, Yazidis and other persecuted non-Muslims.
Instead of favoring those oppressed by Muslim violence, it rewarded the oppressors. Muslims dominated by almost universal numbers with only a handful of Christians being allowed into the country. That was the equivalent of a Holocaust refugee program in which 34 refugees were Jewish and 99% were members of the Nazi party.
But President Trump is making it clear that America will return to an ethical and compassionate refugee policy that reflects who we really are.
The United States could prioritize the resettlement of Christian refugees over members of other religious groups, President Trump said on Friday.
“They’ve been horribly treated,” Trump said in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network anchor David Brody. “Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough, to get into the United States?”
“If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair, everybody was persecuted in all fairness, but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians. And I thought it was very, very unfair. So we are going to help them.”
When asked by Brody if he saw helping persecuted Christians abroad as a “priority,” Trump promptly replied, “yes.”
It's about time we did the right thing.