Obama Slams Suggested Religious Test for Syrian Refugees as 'Shameful'

Paris attacks prompt calls for denying U.S. entry to Muslim Syrians.

"That's shameful. That’s not American. That’s not who we are," Obama said to reporters at the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey.

The governors of Michigan, Alabama and Texas have also become the first governors in the country to refuse to take in any Syrian refugees after last week's attacks.

Obama stands opposed.

ABC News reported Sunday that at least one of the attackers in Paris hid himself among refugees on a Greece-bound boat from Syria in early-October.

But Obama argued that by dismissing all those who seek refuge as terrorists, it would feed into the goals of jihadists who want to frame the war against terrorism as a war against Islam.

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