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Letters: Alarm over Syrian refugees

A Syrian flag flies over the capital, Damascus,

A Syrian flag flies over the capital, Damascus, Syria, on Oct. 27, 2014. Credit: AP / Diaa Hadid

The Muslim conquest of the West is happening without a shot being fired at us ["U.S. says it will take 10,000 Syrian refugees," News, Sept. 11]. The refugees from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries will probably refuse to assimilate and demand their host countries acquiesce to them, in the name of tolerance.

This invasion is compounded by myriad Latin Americans doing the same. Any opposition to this is derided as racism and a refusal to embrace diversity. As our national identity is eroded, prepare to press 3 for English.

Brad Morris, Astoria

I read with great interest "A walk into new world" [News, Sept. 6]. I applaud European countries and the pope for helping the poor immigrants from Syria seeking peace for themselves and their children.

However, the media have not mentioned what, if anything, the wealthy Arab nations are doing to help people who share their religion, culture and outlook. The oil-rich nations of Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain have done little that I know of to help these people.

Egypt has made a token effort. Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan have taken more than 1 million people each. Why has the burden passed to Europe, an area that shares little in culture and religion with these people? In fact, the Judeo-Christian world is held in contempt by many Arabs.

One wonders if the elite Arab nations may be financing the European migration so that the problems can be shifted away from their backyard? European nations should, in a common voice, ask the rich Arab nations to do their fair share.

Alan Newman, North Bellmore

An American rescue team went to Turkey to airlift 18 golden retrievers to the United States ["Rescues from Turkey are golden," News, Sept. 10]. Golden retrievers?

Why not at least have Syrian refugee families adopt the dogs, and then airlift the dogs and humans to the United States?

We can let families drown looking for a better life, but dogs can be saved ["Drowned Syrian boys buried in hometown," News, Sept. 5]? Where are our priorities?

William Christiansen, Woodmere