President Obama Slams Religious Test for Syrian Refugees

The president condemned critics who have called for Syrian refugees to be denied entry to the U.S. after the Paris attacks.
1:11 | 11/16/15

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When I hear. Folks say that. Well maybe we should just admit the Christians but not the Muslims. Minor political leaders. Suggesting that there would be a religious test. For which. Person who's fleeing from. A war torn country is admitted. When some of those folks themselves. Come from families who benefited. From protection when they were playing political persecution. That's shameful. That's not American. It's not who we are. We don't have religious test or compassion. When Pope Francis came to visit. The United States and then gave a speech before congress. He didn't just speak about Christians were being persecuted. Hitting call on Catholic parish is just admit. Those who were of the same religious faith he said. Protect people who were vulnerable.

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