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theophilus
11-17-2015, 12:37 PM
I am certain that any Christian who is aware of the French terrorist attacks is praying for those who were injured and the survivors of those who were killed. There is one group of victims we may be overlooking, the other Syrian refugees. One of the attackers was among the Syrian refugees who had been admitted to France. As a result many are advocating an end to accepting Syrian refugees in their countries. These may be the most tragic victims of the attacks. They are completely innocent yet are condemned because they share a nationality with the attackers.

Andius
11-17-2015, 02:29 PM
:pray:

Hopefully the Lord will touch the hearts of the rulers of Europe, and not give in to further knee jerk resolutions.

LostSheep
11-17-2015, 04:57 PM
These may be the most tragic victims of the attacks. They are completely innocent yet are condemned because they share a nationality with the attackers.

Amen to both of your concerns with these innocents. :pray:

Scrawly
11-17-2015, 09:12 PM
I am certain that any Christian who is aware of the French terrorist attacks is praying for those who were injured and the survivors of those who were killed. There is one group of victims we may be overlooking, the other Syrian refugees. One of the attackers was among the Syrian refugees who had been admitted to France. As a result many are advocating an end to accepting Syrian refugees in their countries. These may be the most tragic victims of the attacks. They are completely innocent yet are condemned because they share a nationality with the attackers.

Can you please cite your source for the bolded?

theophilus
11-18-2015, 05:20 AM
Can you please cite your source for the bolded?
It was a statement in one of the stories about the attack. I can't find the original story but in searching for it I did find this:


A key bit of evidence that emerged in the investigation of the Paris terror attacks, which saw at least 129 people killed on Friday, is a supposed Syrian passport found near the body of one of the slain assailants. It bore the name of a Syrian national who apparently transited through Greece in early October. The document seemed to be an important clue in the untangling of the terror plot.

But more than that, it sparked a larger debate: Could one of the terrorists have been a Syrian refugee?

The prospect of Islamist infiltration through the current refugee influx in Europe has spooked politicians on both sides of the Atlantic, with a slate of Republican governors and presidential candidates in the United States pointing to the terror attacks as reason to bar entry to all Syrian refugees.

Here's what we do and don't know about the rumors of Syrian refugee involvement in the Paris terror attacks.

THE PASSPORT IS FAKE: Authorities in multiple countries are pretty certain that the passport, found near the body of an unidentified attacker who died during his suicide assault of France's national soccer stadium, is fake. It carried the name of "Ahmad Almohammad," a 25-year-old Syrian. French officials have indicated that Almohammad was a loyalist soldier in the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and died a few months ago.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/11/17/were-syrian-refugees-involved-in-the-paris-attacks-what-we-know-and-dont-know/

Apparently there is in fact no evidence of Syrian refugee involvement, yet the misinformation of the original report is still widely believed. This incident has created prejudice against the Syrian refugees and the fact that they need prayer hasn't changed.