There has been a lot of discussion lately about compassion for the poor displaced Syrian refugees and the need for security if they are permitted into the U.S. with no way of determining which ones are terrorists.
I think there is a middle ground which should be considered by our politicians. Establish resettlement camps which could be guarded and supplied with life’s necessities. This would allow us to care for the people without granting them all the privileges that American citizens enjoy and provide for our safety. While there we could learn which ones are radicals and which ones can be beneficial in pushing for an Islamic Reformation. Also Christians could be protected from Muslim harassment and worse.
When ISIS is defeated and Syria is stabilized they would be returned to their homes. Since we would not want to keep them in these camps any longer than necessary, it would provide needed impetus for us to get busy and defeat the barbarians as soon as possible. I think that this is a rational and logical solution to a vexing problem, but will it happen. Probably not. Politicians are more intent on making political points than worrying about compassion or safety. Oh well.
Jim Watkins, Pasco