While everyone is jumping on Donald Trump for asserting that we should stop letting Muslims in the country, there is a precedent for doing just that. You see, both Democrats and Republicans have countered Trump’s position with the claim that we can’t apply religious tests to immigrants, yet it’s already being done. And it has been underway for several months now. From an article that appeared in The Hill back in January:
America is about to accept 9000 Syrian Muslims, refugees of the brutal war between the Assad regime and its Sunni opposition, which includes ISIS, Al Qaeda, and various other militias. That number is predicted to increase each year. There are no Christian refugees that will be admitted.
So if you’re one of those people who are shying away from Donald Trump’s claim that we ought to stop letting Muslims in the country, do you support the current regime’s position of turning away Syrian Christians?