Followed by Paris attacks, Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush stated that only Christian refugees from Syria should be allowed into the United States of America.
He said that the U.S. should take action against the terrorist attacks in Paris. He said that US authorities should vigilantly monitor the Syrian refugees who are not Christians. “As it relates to the refugees, I think we need to do thorough screen,” Bush said while talking with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, November 15.
“And take a limited number. But ultimately, the best way to deal with the refugee crisis is to create safe zones inside of Syria so that people don’t risk their lives, and you don’t have what will be a national security challenge for both our country and for Europe of screening.”
Republican Presidential candidate also noted that there is a group of refugees which genuinely needs refuge in the U.S. “There are a lot of Christians in Syria that have no place now,” he explained.
Republican Jeb Bush while further reflecting upon the situation the Christians face in Syria said, “They’ll be either executed or imprisoned, either by Assad or by ISIS. And I think we should have we should focus our efforts as it relates to the Christians that are being slaughtered.”
At this point, Jake Tapper, questioned how is it possible for the screeners to identify which refugees were Christians. “We do that all the time,” Republican Jeb Bush kept insisting that “I think we need to be obviously very, very cautious. This also calls to mind the need to protect our borders, our southern border particularly.”
The recent terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13, are “a warning for our country that this threat is not going to go away,” Rep. Jeb Bush added. “This is a threat against Western civilization, and we need to lead. The United States has pulled back and when we pull back, voids are filled. And they’re filled now by Islamic terrorism that threatens our country.”