America's Puzzling Moral Ambivalence About Middle East Refugees

America’s puzzling moral ambivalence about Middle East refugees
Brookings Institution Markaz Blog
28 June 2016
 
 
A majority of Americans support taking in refugees from Middle Eastern conflicts, assuming that they are screened for security risks. This is so despite political exploitation of horrific terrorism in the name of Islam. Yet, Americans are deeply divided on whether or not the United States has a moral responsibility to help refugees from conflicts in the Middle East. The American moral ambivalence needs explanation. 
 
Telhami, S. (2016, June 28). America’s puzzling moral ambivalence about Middle East refugees [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/06/28/americas-puzzling-moral...