As a Federal Appeals Court rules against President Trump’s Refugee Ban, it has emerged that the BBC ran a fake news story on the issue.
The UK state broadcaster denied that Muslims were favoured over Christians. This was a complete reversal of the truth.
The debate could impact on the UK’s own refugee policy. The Home Secretary has just stopped the ‘Dubs’ child refugee programme.
US Court overturns Refugee Ban
The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a ruling by a Seattle court that halted the President’s executive order. The court said the President had not proved a terror threat to justify reviving the ban.
The ruling means that people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen with visas can continue to enter the US. Refugees from around the world, also subject to a temporary refugee ban, are no longer blocked either.
But evidence uncovered by a UK aid charity has shown that Muslim refugees, or migrants, passing through UN camps are exposed to radicalisation. Jihadists run refugee camps as Islamic enclaves. Accordingly, Christians avoid them.
Figures obtained by Barnabas Fund showed the UK took in just 64 Syrian Christians out of a total of 4,000 refugees. Because the UK outsourced its refugee selection to the UN, the bias was inevitable.
US has anti-Christian refugee bias
But the US has a similar policy. Barnabas Fund said in a Press Release:
‘The simple fact is that of 10,801 Syrian refugees admitted to the USA last year only 56 were Christians (there were also only 20 Shi’a and 17 Yazidis – the other two groups that John Kerry said were facing genocide), while 99% were Sunni Muslims.’
President Trump earlier defended his 27th January executive order. He said the policy was about prioritising religious minorities. He was asked if persecuted Christians would be a priority. Trump replied by criticising the previous Obama administration:
‘Yes, they have been horribly treated. Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very, very tough to get into the United States. If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian it was almost impossible.’
BBC denied Trump’s Obama criticism
The next Sunday, at the start of the 10pm television news, the BBC broadcast a comment by their New York correspondent, Nick Bryant. Mr Bryant said:
“In an interview with an evangelical television network [President Trump] claimed without any factual basis the old Obama policy favoured Muslims over Christians”.
The BBC also posted online a video of President Trump’s statement.
The BBC responded to a complaint from the aid charity by confusing the issue. They said:
‘Research by the Pew Center shows broadly equal numbers of Christians and Muslims being admitted in 2016 to the United States. This suggest (sic) that the very small percentage of Christian refugees coming to the US from Syria is untypical.’
But the story was about Syria! The BBC indulged in fake news. It is clear they intended to cast the Trump Executive Order in a bad light.
Muslim Terrorism remains a threat
The US Court held the Executive did not provide enough evidence of their claimed terror threat. But such a threat is difficult to quantify.
We know Muslim jihadist gangs run the UN refugee camps. Because of that, we know Christians avoid them. We know Islamic State is using the refugee crisis to infiltrate the West. We also know that Muslims would like to establish Islamic law everywhere. And we know terrorism world-wide is overwhelmingly Islamic.
Christians want to be hospitable but we must also be realistic. Every nation has a Biblical mandate to protect its borders, as I showed in this video. A refugee ban on Muslims makes sense both from a security and social cohesion point of view The US Constitution forbids religious bias. But we know there is a pro-Muslim religious bias in the numbers of refugees the UK and US admit. We also know the establishment are keen to cover that up. They will even use fake news to do so.
As we went to press, a court was preparing to hear an objection to ending the UK’s child refugee programme. We do not know if there were any Christians among the 350 alleged ‘children’ taken in. Nor have we ever been told anything about the family situation of the children. Last year, the Home Office admitted 45% of 11,847 ‘child’ applicants whose ages were checked were not actually children. How many were jihadists? No-one knows.
The US Constitution also allows the US to protect its security. The case will probably now move to the Supreme Court. In the meantime migrants from the countries named are taking advantage of the relaxation. And Islamic State personnel will not be short of money for air fares. The US may only find out the Trump refugee ban was correct when it is too late.
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