A Lebanese Muslim immigrant expended great effort to explain to Nancy Pelosi that Trump’s executive order temporarily banning Muslims from seven countries made sense because “there are countries that harbor radical Islamic groups, and [teach] teenagers to hate anyone who is not Muslim,” and that “all it takes for some to “come as a refugee and create a problem here…How can you guarantee the safety for all Americans… If we let these refugees to come [in]?”
All Pelosi could come up with to counter the warnings of Nedal Tamer was the claim that Trump’s executive order “has not made us more safe.” How does she know?
Pelosi has said crazy things before: “We have to pass Obamacare to find out what’s in it.” And “she believed the U.S. should be conferring with the terrorist-supporting nation of Qatar to help resolve the current conflict between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas.” Enough said.
“Nancy Pelosi to Pro-Trump Muslim Immigrant: Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees ‘Has Not Made Us More Safe”, by Katie McHugh, Breitbart, February 1, 2017:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told a Lebanese Muslim immigrant Trump’s executive order permanently banning Syrian refugee resettlement “has not made us more safe,” calling it “reckless.”
“You opposed President Trump’s plan to stop refugees from coming to the U.S.,” said Nedal Tamer to Pelosi during Tuesday’s town hall hosted on CNN. “Countries like Syria. I am Lebanese American Muslim. There are countries that harbor radical Islamic groups, and [teach] teenagers to hate anyone who is not Muslim.”
That’s all it takes for some to “come as a refugee and create a problem here,” Tamer continued. “How can you guarantee the safety for all Americans… If we let these refugees to come [in]?”
Every refugee or “newcomer” who arrives in the U.S. with “hopes, dreams, aspirations” makes “America more American,” Pelosi said.
“The reason I oppose this specific thing that President Trump did was the following: Refugees have the most stringent vetting of all newcomers to our country. The most stringent vetting,” she said. “And so, when he cuts off Syria, largely those are refugees coming, the most stringent vetting. We take an oath to support the American people and the Constitution of the United States. It’s our responsibility. So we’re not casual about our reasons to, our need to protect the American people.”
“But we have to be strong, and we have to be smart. We don’t have to be reckless and rash,” she said. “And we don’t have to discriminate against people because of their religion. And so, that’s why I oppose what he’s done with the seven countries. He has no case, in my view, with the refugees.”
While thanking Tamer for his question, Pelosi also revealed she believed that billions of foreigners around the world have a “right” to emigrate to America, a common leftist talking point. She said she had visited Lebanon and hoped “the way things go, I hope people can enjoy staying home and enjoying their lives there, as well as exercising the right to come to America.”
Trump’s executive order “has not made us more safe,” Pelosi told Tamer….