Christians comprise 0.5% of a population that makes up 10% of Syria's religions.
Of the non-Muslim refugees, 56 were religiously oppressed in Syria (unlike Colin Kaepernick's definition of the word).
But the irony is, the reason for the oppression of Christians and Yazidis is due to their religion, and the oppressors are Muslims who are religiously commanded to oppress them. It's how Islam rolls.
There is absolutely no doubt that not enough is being done for Christians in the Middle East. They are being killed or banished by their Islamic neighbors and the West is doing nothing to stop the carnage or the oppression.
Since the civil war began in 2011, about 500,000 to 1 million Christians fled Syria and many have been specifically targeted and slaughtered by the Islamic State. Secretary of State John Kerry doesn't want the media to talk about terrorism, but there we go again, doing just that.
In March, Kerry said the U.S. had determined that ISIS has committed genocide against minority religious groups, including Christians and Yazidis, as instructed in the Koran. Of course, Kerry never mentioned the Koran, but I thought someone should.
"In my judgment, Daesh is responsible for genocide against groups in territory under its control, including Yazidiz, Christians and Shia Muslims," the intellectually challenged and follicle-gifted Kerry said.
He likes to call the Islamic State 'Daesh.' It makes him feel intelligent, like when he doesn't crash on his bicycle, or when he remembers to say, "Please pass the Heinz."
Kerry accused ISIS of "crimes against humanity" and "ethnic cleansing," but the administration does nothing more than provide lip-service to the problem while infidels are dying across the globe.
In spite of Kerry's mentioning Christians and Yazidis, hardly anything has been done to bring these minorities to the U.S. as refugees. A State Department flunkee said that religion was only one of many factors used to determine a refugee's eligibility for entry into the country.
So in order to determine eligibility, the Department of Homeland Security talks about a person's need to escape their home country for reasons of safety and freedom, etc. If any group of people deserve refugee status, according to DHS, it's Christians, Yazidis and other minorities in Syria. Those are the people in the most danger.
This administration is pretending that religion isn't a primary factor, but it is the primary reason that non-Muslims are being forced out of their homes. To turn a blind eye to this problem is to act as if Islam in the Middle East is tolerant of infidels.
Sadly, the total opposite is true and the facts prove it. In a 2014 article in Jihad Watch which admittedly is outdated, the changes in Muslim vs. Christian populations are discussed. The situation has worsened since then for Christians, but the article is insightful.