White House Slammed for Repeating a 'Talking Point That Refuses to Die'
John Fetterman Sips a Soda While Unapologetically Standing By Israel When Confronted By...
Some of the Reactions to O.J. Simpson's Death Were Wild
Hamas Just Made a Major Announcement...And the Media Is Nowhere to be Found
Adios: Latinx Has Been Retired By Another Manufactured Woke Term That's Even Stupider
Pompeo Explains How Biden Put America and Israel in Iran's Crosshairs
Trump Snaps At Hostile Reporter Who Questioned His Abortion Stance
Dem Denver Mayor: 'We Want to Be a Welcoming City' for Illegal Immigrants
Did CNN Really Just Say This About OJ Simpson?
Why Speaker Johnson's Meeting With Trump Is Crucial for the Integrity of the...
Iran Threatens To Attack US Troops If Biden Defends Israel
Here’s the Biden Administration’s Latest Attempt to Go After the Second Amendment
Florida's Ballot Initiative Had Democrats Thinking the State Was in Play. Poll Suggests...
House Passes FISA Extension, but There's a Catch
Arizona's Supreme Court Took a Bold Step to Protect Unborn Life. Here's How...
Tipsheet

DNC: Anti-Refugee Rhetoric Is Same As Turning Away Jews in 1939

The Democratic National Committee cannot tolerate Republican rhetoric against the Obama administration’s Syrian refugee plan. Rejecting these migrants is equal, in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s eyes, to America’s turning away Jews in 1939, forcing them back into Nazi territory.

Advertisement

“We have seen this movie before. In May 1939, the SS St. Louis left Hamburg, Germany carrying more than 900 passengers, nearly all of them Jewish and seeking refuge in the United States. Our country turned them away, and many who were sent back to mainland Europe were killed in the Holocaust. Instead of learning from that mistake – Republican candidates and politicians were eager to repeat it.”

Schultz continued to chastise Republicans for their "out-of-touch" anti-refugee agenda, going so far as to say it “undermines” one’s faith as a Jew.

“Demonizing and scapegoating refugees not only betrays our values as a nation, it undermines our faith as Jews.” 

A few notes here. First, the main argument against allowing thousands of Syrian refugees into the country is not borne out of racist stereotypes – it is borne out of concern for protecting our homeland. Sadly, Syria seems to be a hotbed of terrorism. How are we to know terrorists or terrorist sympathizers aren’t feigning to be refugees as a means to enter into the U.S. to commit more barbaric acts? 

Advertisement

The Jewish people were not waging a global jihad. They had no ill feelings toward America. Can we say the same for the thousands of refugees about to spill across our border?

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement