- Jan 18, 2020
“The longer the conflict goes in Syria, the more likely Christians are going to just be continuing to leave at the rate they’ve been leaving from the country,” Phillippe Nassif, executive director of the group In Defense of Christians, said. He likes the idea of creating safe zones to keep minorities in the country.
“I am an American and I have made America great in my own way for the 42 years since I was granted asylum in this great country. But now, I would like to relinquish my U.S. citizenship and ask that you grant it to a Syrian refugee,” wrote Father Chuong Hoai Nguyen, a former refugee from Vietnam, to Donald Trump.
“Freedom of religion is a sacred right, but it is also a right under threat all around us,” Donald Trump said from a podium in the Washington Hilton’s ballroom at the National Prayer Breakfast. “I have never seen that so much and so openly since I took this position.”
“Freedom of religion is a sacred right, but it is also a right under threat all around us, and the world is under serious, serious threat in so many different ways, and I’ve never seen it so much and so openly since I took the position of President,” President Trump stated at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning.
“Neither the U.S. Embassy nor the International Organization for Migration have responded to our repeated telephone calls about our status or what to expect in the future,” said the mother of four young children, whose family fled to Jordan in 2013 after their home was bombed.
Ferment over President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting U.S. entry from seven majority Muslim countries and pausing admission of refugees has dominated airwaves and even airports over the last 72 hours. Catholics have been front and center in voicing reaction, including Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago calling the decision a “dark moment in American history.”