Nations should still welcome Syrian refugees


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Syrian refugees are getting rejected by Hungary. In the United States, five out of fifty states claimed to welcome refugees. Refugee camps around the world are currently in mass confusion.

On the evening of Nov. 13. 2015, Paris experienced an organized terrorist attack that was claimed to be done by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS. On Nov. 15., one of the eight terrorists were found with a passport linked to Syrian refugees.

People are now aware and afraid of terrorists hiding among the crowd as refugees. Anti-immigrant politicians are stressing the dangers of promoting immigration. Is ignoring hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees a correct solution in this terrorism crisis?

The answer is no.

Compared to this one refugee who committed the bombing, hundreds of thousands of innocent Syrian refugees are seeking help. The punishment would be considered too biased if every Syrian refugee gets alienated due to one person.

Shadi Hamid, a representative for the Brookings Institution, told CNN, “ISIS is trying to exploit refugees to create an anti-refugee sentiment. We cannot fall into their trap.”

The United States and the rest of the world cannot stand by and watch while Syrian refugees seek temporary sleeping places. Nations must work together to support people around the world who need help, while keeping the terrorists out.