Syrian Regugees: 2,098 Muslims; 53 Christians

2015 November 17
by bc3b

Since the Syrian civil war started, the overwhelming majority of refugees admitted into the US have been Muslims. 2,098 were Muslims and 53 were Christians. According to statistics, 10% of the Syrian population is Christian. Yet, only 2.6% of the Syrian refugees were Christian. An overwhelming 96%+ were Muslims.

Why the disproportionate ratio of Muslims? Two reasons: 1) Can you say Barack Obama? 2) Muslims control the United Nations agencies responsible for refugees.

( – President Obama said Monday that calls from some quarters for the U.S. to admit only Christian refugees from Syria were “shameful,” yet the reality is that today’s refugee system discriminates, not against Syrian Muslims, but against Christians and other non-Muslim minorities.

Critics say this is because the federal government relies on the United Nations in the refugee application process – and since Syrian Christians are often afraid to register with the U.N., they and other non-Muslims are left out.

Fleeing persecution at the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other jihadist groups, Syrian Christians generally avoid U.N. refugee camps because they are targeted there too.

Most refugees considered for resettlement in the U.S. are referred by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Applications are then handled by one of nine State Department-managed resettlement support centers around the world, a process that includes vetting and interviews by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and takes an average of 18-24 months. There are occasions when a process can begin without UNHCR referral, but this usually applies in cases of close relatives of refugees already in the U.S.

Of 2,184 Syrian refugees admitted into the U.S. since the Syrian civil war erupted in 2011, only 53 (2.4 percent) have been Christians while 2098 (or 96 percent) have been Muslims, according to State Department statistics updated on Monday.

The remaining 33 include 1 Yazidi, 8 Jehovah Witnesses, 2 Baha’i, 6 Zoroastrians, 6 of “other religion,” 7 of “no religion,” and 3 atheists.

Updated figures of Syrian refugees admitted into the U.S. since the Syrian civil war began. Only 53, or 2.4 percent, of the 2,194 total are Christians. (Data: State Department Refugee Processing Center)

By comparison, Syria’s population breakdown in early 2011, before the civil war’s death toll and refugee exodus roiled the demographics, was 90 percent Muslim (including Sunnis, Shia, Alawites and Druze) and 10 percent Christian, according to the CIA World Factbook.

In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, some Republican presidential candidates and governors are calling on the administration to reconsider a plan to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees in the current fiscal year.

Hat tip: CNS

35 Responses leave one →
  1. 2015 November 17 8:13 am
    bc3b permalink

    Thank God for the governors – even my governor (RINO Rick Snyder) – who are willing to stand up to Obama.

  2. 2015 November 17 9:02 am
    justrand permalink

    Obama’s STRAWMAN argument of “only letting in Chrisitans” was laughable…but aimed at the moronic Left, so they didn’t laugh.

  3. 2015 November 17 9:03 am

    1 – Only they really can’t do much about it.

  4. 2015 November 17 9:54 am
    drdog09 permalink


    One of many reasons why the 16Amend needs to be repealed.

  5. 2015 November 17 9:57 am
    drdog09 permalink

  6. 2015 November 17 10:00 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “We know where they are….” — — and other Fed fables coming to a bookstore near you!

  7. 2015 November 17 10:05 am
    mulletover permalink

    Speaker Ryan needs to cut off the funding for refugee programs, and shut the government down if necessary. Whether the liberal bastard will do that is another question.

    As for the governors, NC governor McCrory says he is sworn to enforce state and federal law. His higher duty, however, is to protect the citizens of his state. Not sure what his options are.

    As for Obama, I think he is insane. Batshit crazy. Should be put away. Maybe the speaker could get that done.

  8. 2015 November 17 10:23 am

    Mencken says:
    “Americans constitute the most timorous, sniveling, poltroonish, ignominious
    mob of serfs and goose-steppers ever gathered under one
    flag in Christendom …”

  9. 2015 November 17 10:34 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Something else has been said of the white man —

    “Slow to anger but when riled, not towns, cities or states are in flames. No, entire continents are engulfed. Consider with care poking said peoples.”

  10. 2015 November 17 10:46 am

    Those “said people” have been gelded I fear.

  11. 2015 November 17 11:14 am

    – Speaker Ryan will for the most part do as Obama and his donors tells him too, if you think any thing changed in the house over the last ~month I think you’re sadly mistaken.

  12. 2015 November 17 11:24 am

    Most of us here have been sad since 2008, but not mistaken.

  13. 2015 November 17 11:48 am
    bc3b permalink

    KH #11 –

    Sad but true.

  14. 2015 November 17 12:10 pm
    JustMary permalink

    I just love how every article about refugees being refused has some disheveled child as the lead pic in the link. Way to go finding the needle in the haystack, as these aren’t 3 year olds, they’re grown men of military age. I would say fine, let all the kids under 10 come in, but even then? Kids are being trained to hate and kill Jews from the time they can speak and walk. You’d have to go on the very young side, like the 3 year olds they post, and not allow them to live with Muslims, and that would never happen. So sorry, we’re closed.

    The reality is, until we have zero homeless in this nation, from vets down to our own American 3 year olds, not one refugee should be given a place to live and public assistance. Until our vets have proper medical care, not one refugee should be given a single dime.

  15. 2015 November 17 12:11 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #11 He is as useless as Boehner, but much easier on the eyes. He will keep things just as crappy as they were.

  16. 2015 November 17 1:58 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Problem is JM, said kinder is a disease carrier just like Papa.

  17. 2015 November 17 2:14 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Immigration-welfare discussion —

  18. 2015 November 17 2:36 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Trump back in the lead again — — Nat GOP HQ buying antacid by the case….

  19. 2015 November 17 3:12 pm
    JustMary permalink

    The refugee issue only helps Trump, because this election is going to be all about immigration, if it wasn’t already.

  20. 2015 November 17 3:55 pm

    Obowel is gearing up for a big gun control push next year as well.

  21. 2015 November 17 5:17 pm
    justrand permalink

    Saw a Facebook post that said something like:

    “I’ve got a bowl of 10,000 M&Ms…but there are 10 that are poisoned. Which bleeding-heart Liberal wants to take a handful?”

    The actual ratio, btw, is more like 100+ poisoned per 10,000. Bon appetit.

  22. 2015 November 17 5:18 pm
    justrand permalink

    Oops…make that 1,000 poisoned, per 10,000

  23. 2015 November 17 6:07 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  24. 2015 November 17 6:09 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  25. 2015 November 17 6:10 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Jindal drops out of the race.

  26. 2015 November 17 8:17 pm
    JustMary permalink

    I’m shocked he didn’t break out into song!

  27. 2015 November 17 8:20 pm
    JustMary permalink

    I read that one of them was “stressed”. I mean, that’s a legitimate reason for murder, isn’t it?

  28. 2015 November 17 8:33 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    I see, to an Islamist a ‘safe place’ is next to a pile of dead bodies, Christian or otherwise.

  29. 2015 November 17 9:21 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  30. 2015 November 17 9:31 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #31 Sides are indeed being chosen. Good grief…my Facebook feed is so across the board, feelings wise. People I thought would throw shade at an invasion are welcoming it with open arms, and people I thought would bleed their hearts out, are crazy mad. From my observation- the Christians are the ones saying NO, and my Republican friends who either don’t speak of religion, or are not at all religious, are all for the refugees, and saying Christians aren’t “Christian”. My theory is that Christians know exactly what Islam is, because they know what the Koran says as well as knowing why Arabs and Jews have never and will never get along. It’s easily traceable to Abraham and Sarah…if one bothers to read.

    My most shocking (though it shouldn’t be because of how they tend to vote) discovery was how many of my Jewish friends are alllllllll for these refugees because of what happened to Jewish children. Talk about comparing apples and space ships. And not only that, but these guys want to kill Jews first! Helloooooooo

  31. 2015 November 18 6:48 am

    post 33

    People who see themselves as an oppressed minority, tend to welcome any other “oppressed ” minorities, even if that minority hates their guts. It isn’t rational, but voting for the dems isn’t either.

  32. 2015 November 18 3:06 pm

    26 – Darn he was actually entertaining during the last undercard debate. When the fk are lucy and george gonna drop the hell out?

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