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Syrian Sob Story Seeks Sympathy
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October 02, 2016, 09:25 AM
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It’s disappointing to see a normally decent reporter like William La Jeunesse doing refugee sob-story duty, but perhaps this is the new Fox regime getting dug in.

In the report, we see a Syrian family getting settled — they are some of the 12,500 Obama jammed in during this fiscal year with reduced screening.

The Bilal family seems decent enough, but why is infidel America supposed to rescue Muslims when other members of the all-embracing ummah (like wealthy Saudi Arabia) have taken Zero fellow members of the faith? In fact, the oil-rich Gulf States cite the security threat as the reason for not accepting Syrian refugees.

So why is Washington so naive when terror groups have said they mean to use the refugee flow for infiltration? Why isn’t American safety Job #1 for our government?

And even if the initial refugees/immigrants are not hostiles, it is often the younger folks who take up jihad as part of their youthful rebellion. Today’s cute pre-schooler (which the Bilal family apparently includes) can easily grow into tomorrow’s jihadist. Along that line, a Danish study found that second-generation Muslim immigrants are twice as criminal as their parents.

The extreme case is when the second generation returns to their parents’ homeland to fight for jihad, as many have. Last year, six young Somalis were arrested as they attempted to leave Minnesota to join ISIS, as have dozens of other Somalis.

The danger contained within the refugee program was the reason that Texas recently withdrew from participation.

But instead of explaining the obvious risk to public safety that inadequately screened Syrians present, Fox News gives us the sensitive sob story.

MELISSA FRANCIS: America opened her arms to more than 12,000 Syrians this year as they escape the violence and the civil war in their home country. A great many ended up living in California, so what can they expect and what can we do to help them settle in? William La Jeunesse takes a look at their first 90 days, and he is live in our Los Angeles Bureau — William.

WILLIAM LA JEUNESSE: Well, Melissa, that’s what we were curious about. What is it like to be dropped into a country — broke, you don’t speak the language and find out a lot of people don’t want you there. And yet it’s a lot better than what you left behind.

SAMIR BILAL: The situation in Syria is very bad. Here I find peace for me and my family.

LA JEUNESSE: The Bilal family arrived in the US three months ago after the war in Syria forced them to leave.

ZUHER BILAL: I am not coming there, but maybe 10 million in Syria, it’s damaged life.

LA JEUNESSE: Like others, the journey wasn’t easy, including three years in Jordan for a background check. Now thanks to the State Department, US taxpayers and their caseworker, life in California is looking up.

This is Ibrahim Hussain. It is his job to make sure these immigrants and these refugees do not fall through the cracks, financially or culturally, so he spends a lot of time in the car going to the bank, to the school, apartment to make sure these people get off on the right foot.

IBRAHAM HUSSAIN: When they come here, they are so much grateful, they want to help themselves and help their children.

SAMIR BILAL: I live in Westminster Apartments (?) — it’s good.

LA JEUNESSE: To start their new lives each refugee receives $1200 from Washington. They also qualify for food stamps, Medicaid and welfare. And while some 40 percent of refugees receive benefits for five years or more, Samir hopes they won’t need it.

ZUHER BILAL: Now training for the gas station.

SAMIR BILAL: Learn the gas station and the cashier.

LA JEUNESSE: So polls show about half of America doesn’t want more Syrian refugees. Now Bilal and his son say they understand the fear over vetting and terrorism, Melissa, but say they want to be judged on their own, and of course they’re grateful to be here. Back to you.

FRANCIS: Wow, what a journey, William La Jeunesse. Thank you for bringing us that story. Good stuff.