The article follows an increase in ugly rhetoric from the US political right in the wake of the Paris attacks, with several governors on Tuesday pledging not to allow refugees to resettle in their states through fear that ISIS fighters would be hiding among the displaced.
Obama has promised to allow 10,000 refugees to enter the US, though many Republican presidential candidates have promised to end that policy in 2017. At least the Daily Caller is advocating 13. That’s 13 more than will be resettled should Donald Trump win the White House.
Here's a flavour of the reaction:
Making a mockery of a crisis and using phrases like "Syria-sly hot". Scumbagery https://t.co/uRhYFdWXY6— Oltian (@OltzALB) November 18, 2015
congrats on objectifying women, treating Syrian refugees as second class citizens, & joking about human suffering 🚫 https://t.co/4pEYTTaUAL— georgina (@monetgrrl) November 18, 2015
This is the most disgusting, insensitive thing I have ever witnessed. https://t.co/Q2E8GXh4w1— Madison Lawrence (@madisonlawrence) November 18, 2015
3 million+ Syrian refugees have had to flee their home but apparently only the ones who are "Syria-sly hot" matter. https://t.co/uJJO6yz1hM— Brandon Evers (@BrandonEvrs) November 18, 2015
human lives are inherently impor-[bot voice] CHECK OUT THESE HOT SYRIANS BABES WHOSE LIVES ARE MORE IMPORTANT https://t.co/KFpcLsdKUG— madeleine (@madeleinedoux) November 18, 2015
I really wish people would take a second to think before publishing stuff on the internet. Really now? Seriously? https://t.co/CSedtYdtMs— World Prince (@yosoymichael) November 18, 2015
This is absolutely disgusting. Not only is it degrading to the refugees as a whole, it's degrading to WoC. https://t.co/fSGy0GR17w— ☭ (@commie_mami) November 18, 2015
That's not even funny, it's just "Syria-sly" fucking disrespectful. https://t.co/arvXWomsrl— Summer Sagr ♕ (@Champagnemamisx) November 18, 2015