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Syrian Refugees Admitted to U.S. Since Paris Attacks: 911 Muslims, 4 Christians

Patrick Goodenough
CNS News [1]
March 30, 2016

The federal government has admitted 916 Syrian refugees into the United States since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) attacked Paris last November, and of that number four (0.4 percent) are Christians.

The remainder of the refugees admitted since the Nov. 13 attack deepened concerns about terrorist exploitation of Western nations’ refugee admission programs comprise 890 (97.2 percent) Sunni Muslims, three Shi’a, 18 other Muslims, and one individual described in State Department Refugee Processing Center data as “other religion.”

Of the four Christians, one is Orthodox, one Greek Orthodox, and the denominations of the other two are not given.

Earlier this month Secretary of State John Kerry announced in response to a legislative requirement that atrocities carried out by ISIS against Christians and other minorities in the areas it controls amount to genocide.

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