For those attempting to gently remind family and friends of their humanity, here is a reference of 5 simple points to combat the fear and propaganda. If you have other simple points you’d like to see added, tweet them to @VoteFest_org
1. The 19 terrorists responsible for 9/11 are from countries NOT on the ban list.
“Since 9/11, no one has been killed in this country in a terrorist attack by anyone who emigrated from any of the seven countries” ~William C. Banks, director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism
2. The Bible, for those debating Christians.
“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt.” (Leviticus 19:33-34)
3. Zero Americans have been killed by Syrian refugees in a terrorist attack in the United States.
The majority of terrorism in the US is committed by white American men.
4. The refugee vetting process is extremely thorough and can take months to years.
5. The human element.
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) January 31, 2017