Immigration: A first-of-its-kind survey of the hordes of Syrian refugees entering Europe found 13% support the Islamic State. The poll should raise alarms about the risks posed by the resettlement of 10,000 refugees in the U.S.
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The poll of 900 Syrian refugees by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies also found that another 10% of the displaced Syrians have a lukewarm, but not entirely negative, view of the terror group. That means 23% — or almost 1 in 4 — could be susceptible to ISIS recruitment.
It also means as many 2,500 of the 10,000 Syrian refugees that the Obama administration is resettling inside American cities are potential terrorist threats.
Potential terrorists, who could infiltrate airline food services companies at U.S. airports, for example. Just like IS operatives who last week blew up a Russian airliner, killing 224, after posing as airport workers at an Egyptian resort where the plane took off.
President Obama says we can screen out the bad apples, but the head of the agency that helps conduct background checks on such immigrants says otherwise.
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week, FBI Director James Comey confirmed our earlier reporting that the feds don't have the ability to do thorough background checks on the 10,000 refugees from Syria, where IS is headquartered.Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.
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