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A Frightening Backlash

November 17, 2015

Statement from UUSC President and CEO Bill Schulz on the global refugee crisis: 

The recent terrorist atrocities have unleashed a frightening backlash against refugees and Muslims all over the world. U.S. politicians have been among the worst offenders. Calls to close U.S. mosques, limit refugees to Christians, and refuse further admittance to Syrian refugees, who are every bit as much victims of terrorism as those who lie dead in Beirut and Paris, are a betrayal of all that this country stands for. UUSC will never relent either in our condemnation of terrorist violence or our abhorrence of ethnic and religious stereotyping and scapegoating. Refugees deserve our sympathy and embrace, and — just as it has done for 75 years — UUSC will continue to reach out and offer aid and support to those who suffer persecution and seek protection in this country and around the world.

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