133 Words or Less: Safety or Compassion?

I don’t find the issue of Syrian refugees nearly as cut and dry as it seems most Americans on the Internet do.

It’s not unreasonable to have concerns about allowing thousands of Syrian refugees into the U.S., considering the very real threat that terrorists could sneak in among them.

The fact that some people entertain such fears doesn’t make them racists, hateful or mean-spirited.

It is also not unreasonable to set aside those fears in the name of compassion and mercy.

Bruce Fein said something profound yesterday that does tilt my viewpoint.

True nobility lies in adherence to the precept that it is better to risk being the victim of injustice than to be complicit in injustice in times of stress and fear.”

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2 Responses to “133 Words or Less: Safety or Compassion?”

  1. Cindi HamiltonNovember 19, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    This little video demo really says it all about the “compassion” of importing third-world “refugees”.


    • Michael MaharreyNovember 19, 2015 at 5:30 pm #

      The video is non sequitur. The issue here is people displaced because their cities have been utterly obliterated by war, not mere poverty.

      I think it also illustrates what happens when we look at people as groups and not as individuals. But that’s another issue for another day.

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