Jeb Bush has probably put forward the worst plan to deal with the refugee crisis in Europe in the wake of Paris terror attacks.
The Republican presidential candidate recently suggested the United States should respond to the tragedy by creating a divide between Syrian Muslims and Christian refugees.
“As it relates to the refugees, I think we need to do thorough screen,” the former Florida governor told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday. “And take a limited number. But ultimately, the best way to deal with the refugee crisis is to create safe zones inside of Syria so that people don’t risk their lives, and you don’t have what will be a national security challenge for both our country and for Europe of screening.”
However, only one group should be allowed to enter the U.S., Bush argued.
“There are a lot of Christians in Syria that have no place now,” he explained. “They’ll be either executed or imprisoned, either by Assad or by ISIS. And I think we should have — we should focus our efforts as it relates to the Christians that are being slaughtered.”
By suggesting this “solution,” Bush is singling out Muslim refugees as potential terrorists — and that’s the last thing the world needs right now.
Instead of fanning the fire of divide between people — which is the terrorists’ ultimate goal — politicians like Bush should focus more on diminishing racial, religious and ethnic differences.
Fear-mongering for the sake of scoring votes will only add to chaos.