Why should US/Europe take Syrian refugees while Gulf Arab states take ZERO?

Good question, short answer. They don’t care.

Refugee Resettlement Watch

And, why is the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) completely silent on this glaring hypocrisy?  Muslim countries who brag about their Islamic compassion (seethis post from 2009 where the UNHCR had the nerve to suggest that it is Islam—Shariah law!—that first welcomed the stranger and not Christian or Jewish charity) do not allow their co-religionists to live among them.

Once in awhile over the last many years, we see a story like this one where someone dares to ask why rich Arab countries like Saudi Arabia get away with this—with importing cheap domestic labor while not “welcoming” a single Syrian Muslim refugee.

Somali_Deported1 Somalis who got into Saudi Arabia to work and seek asylum are deported back to Mogadishu in 2014. http://hiiraan.com/news4/2014/Mar/53657/saudis_mass_expulsions_putting_somalis_in_danger.aspx

From The Interpreter (emphasis is mine):

The humanitarian tragedy unfolding daily in Europe has forced the West to again try and redefine its obligations to those who…

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Something is coming. I don’t know what. But we must be ready. Here’s the key question: Is America heading towards a terrible implosion or a great awakening?

I feel this same urgency, it is like watching storm clouds gather. It is a time for prayer no matter what may be coming

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

implosion-simulcastphotoUPDATED:(Washington, D.C.) — I feel a tremendous sense of urgency about this column.

The United States is hurtling towards severe trouble, and the events of the past few months — and what may be coming over the next few months — grieves me a great deal.

Something is coming. I don’t know what. But we all must be ready in every possible way.

Consider where we are in the summer of 2015:

  • Violence is exploding in our cities, schools and churches. The horrific mass murder inside the church in Charleston would be bad enough if it wasn’t just one of innumerable mass killings that have become epidemic in America.
  • Racism is tearing us apart, and it appears things are getting worse, not better.
  • The Supreme Court is poised to rule any day now on the definition and future of marriage — and if the Court rules against Biblical marriage I believe this could cause the…

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The Journey

journey

O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?
    Who shall dwell on your holy hill? Psalm 15:1

We never start the journey at the summit or even the base of the of our destination..Arriving there is a lifelong process. How are we to get there?*

Jeremiah 6:16- Follow the ancient paths
“Go stand at the crossroads and look around.
    Ask for directions to the old road,
The tried-and-true road. Then take it.
    Discover the right route for your souls.

Matthew 10:9-10 Travel light
“Don’t think you have to put on a fund-raising campaign
before you start.
You don’t need a lot of equipment.
You are the equipment,
and all you need to keep that going
is three meals a day.

Philippians 2:15-16  Be careful in everything you do on the way
Live clean, innocent lives as children of God,
shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.

Hold firmly to the word of life;

Follow the path that is tried and true, don’t let life weigh you down, be a light in a dark world…

From Signposts A Devotional© Eric Kampmann

All Scripture from the Message © Eugene Peterson

This World War II Soldier’s Story Reminds Us of Why Memorial Day Matters

This why we celebrate Memorial Day

set your paths straight

Reblogged from the Daily Signal

Arlington National Cemetery. (Photo: Ryzner Zdenek/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

If any day is more than just a day, then Memorial Day is it.

Sometimes remembering just one soldier reminds us why.

His name was Lawrence Gordon. He grew-up on a hard-scrabble farm in Canada. After Pearl Harbor, he decided to join the American Army. The Americans had better “kit.”

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Why I Served

follow the light

United-States-Navy

Young people join the military for various reasons. I loved my country, but I had ulterior motives for joining the Navy – a free education and the opportunity to travel. Many join the military to take advantage of such benefits. However, once in boot camp I was immediately introduced to the military mindset. I was immersed in a new lifestyle of honor, integrity, and courage. I emerged from an eight-week training cocoon not only proud to have the opportunity serve, but feeling blessed to have the privilege to serve with people of honor. It changed me – forever.

Throughout my first tour my love for this country deepened, and so did my love for my fellow service men and women. I wanted to give back to the country that took a chance on me. I proudly reenlisted several times and celebrated with others who chose to do the same. I…

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