The End Of The Syrian Civil War Essay

1194 Words Dec 18th, 2015 5 Pages
The ongoing civil war in Syria has disrupted life for many Syrian families, innocent bystanders caught amidst the bloodshed. Since the start of the Syrian Civil War in 2011 millions of Syrians have become dislocated and impoverished, turning to Western powers for aid and shelter. Their requests, however, have been muted by recent acts of violence perpetrated by Muslim radicals, cries of bigotry from Western peoples, and reluctance from politicians who associate Syrians with terrorists and religious jihadists. Nevertheless, in 2015 President Obama promised that the United States would accept 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country, but since then his plan has become a target for criticism from the Republican party. Are they wrong for thinking this way? Up to now, only 1,500 Syrian refugees have been allowed into the United States. (Text 4) In an age where terrorism and subversive violence has dominated the media and news outlets, should the American people be expected to come to terms with the admittance of Syrian refugees, when such an action might put them at greater risk. The answer is yes. For the very refusal of Syrian refugees would be a contradiction of the United States’ values as a democracy, it’s history as a melting pot of cultures and peoples, and would do so at the expense of millions of innocent lives. The primary reason for the United States’ acceptance of Syrian refugees, humanitarian agenda aside, failure to act on behalf of another people would compromise…

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