In a criticism of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rhetoric, USA President Barack Obama say-if America turned away refugees simply because they are “Muslim”, it would reinforce the terrorists’ propaganda and the “ugly lie” that the US is opposed to Islam.
Obama is hosted a ‘Leaders Summit on Refugees’ throughout the 71st international organisation General Assembly session here yesterday, aforesaid the world was facing a refugee crisis of “epic proportions” with more than 65 million people having been driven from their homes, more than any time since the World War-II.
“Among them are more than 21 million refugees who have fled their countries – everything and everyone they’ve ever known, fleeing with a suitcase or the clothes on their back,” he said.
“And if we have a tendency to were to show refugees away just because of their background or faith, or, as an example, as a result of they’re Muslim, then we’d be reinforcing terrorist information that nations like my very own square measure somehow opposition Islam, that is an unpleasant lie that has to be rejected in all of our countries by upholding the values of ism and variety,” he aforesaid at the summit attended by international organisation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Bangladesh Prime Minsiter Sheikh Hasina.
He highlighted that in recent years, the United States has place in intensive screening and security checks to require in refugees furthermore as make sure the nation’s security.
“Refugees are subject to more rigorous screening than the average tourist. We’ve seen in America, hardworking, patriotic refugees serve in our military, and start new businesses and help revitalise communities. I believe refugees can make us stronger,” he said.
“So the challenge to our security is because when desperate refugees pay cold-hearted traffickers for passage, it funds the same criminals who are smuggling arms and drugs and children.
“When nations with their own internal difficulties find themselves hosting massive refugee populations for years on end, it can risk more instability. It oftentimes surfaces tensions in our society when we have disorderly and disproportionate migration into some countries that skews our politics and is subject to demagoguery,” he said.
For the past year, Trump has been warning that holding refugees in would build the USA liable to new terror attacks. The brash tycoon has sparked a wave of criticism over his comments on race, immigrants and refugees, together with line for a ban on Muslim travelers to the us.
And this week, one amongst Trump’s sons triggered an internet storm with a tweet examination Syrian refugees to a bowl containing Associate in Nursing assortment of tainted and stainless candies.