Note to liberal media outlets: Opposition to Syrian refugees is not a fringe position

Call it what you want. But you’re calling a majority of Americans that same thing.


In America’s Little Syria, a divide on accepting refugees

(Matt Rourke / Associated Press)

A few days ago, a pastor asked Syrian-born restaurant owner Marie Jarrah to donate food to a welcoming event for recently arrived Syrian refugees. Jarrah, who said she regularly helps people in need, declined.


10 Things to Know for Today

(Harouna Traore / Associated Press)

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Clinton: No troops in Syria, US must welcome refugees

(Seth Wenig / Associated Press)

Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed Thursday to keep American troops out of Syria, saying in a sweeping foreign policy address she would resist sending forces to fight Islamic State militants even if there were an attack within the U.S.


For Syrian refugees, faith groups want a US welcome mat

Religious groups are pushing back against a wave of opposition toward Syrian refugees and working to preserve the U.S. as a haven for them.

Roanoke’s mayor goes nativist

He says he will refuse Syrian refugees.

Why terrorists would think twice about coming to the U.S. as refugees, in one paragraph

If terrorists really wanted to attack the United States, it would be easier to get a tourist visa.


European nations shut their borders to economic migrants

(Giannis Papanikos / Associated Press)

Most nations along Europe’s refugee corridor abruptly shut their borders Thursday to those not coming from war-torn countries such as Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq, leaving thousands desperately seeking a better life in the continent stranded at Balkan border crossings.


Migrants fear Paris attacks have multiplied their woes

(Darko Vojinovic / Associated Press)

At the tender age of 16, Ahmad Fawad has three fears: He fears the Taliban gunmen who killed his family members in Afghanistan. He fears that once-welcoming European countries are shutting the doors after the carnage in Paris. And he fears that the very extremists who attacked his family at home are moving alongside him in the flow of humanity bound for Europe.

The Syrian refugee debate is dominating the news. But will anyone actually change their mind?

The story is huge on both left- and right-leaning Web sites.