Bentley is being excoriated as a racist, bigoted “Islamophobe,” but he is simply acting in the interests of the security of the people of Alabama. There is no way to determine who among the Syrian refugees are jihadis. As such, it is suicidal to bring them to the U.S. in any number.
“The Latest: Alabama Will Refuse Syrian Refugees,” Associated Press, November 16, 2015:
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has announced he is refusing Syrian refugees relocating to his state.
In a news release Sunday Bentley said, “After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way.”…