Since the Paris attack, the primary agenda for candidates running for presidential elections have taken up protecting the US from terrorism. The debate on defeating ISIS and protecting Syrian refugees has become the priority for the politicians as it is fresh in the voter’s minds. So far no refugees have landed in Iowa. The voters in Iowa debate this issue at the Gateway Market in Des Monies over Friday breakfast. The debate would be on the warning from ISIS on Paris type attacks in the US and over singling out Muslims. Presidential candidates like Donald Trump have reported told reporters on creating a database on Muslims in United States.
Kat Cummings and Ryan Squier who are young find this troubling. The duo is from the financial sector. While commenting on this Cummings made it clear that singling out Muslims would be ridiculous. He added that it could be done for any religion, and none can stop this attitude. Meanwhile, Thomas Maurer pitched in to say that the database on Muslims will make sense.
Maurer is from the sales sector. While speaking on this, he said that it is not about eliminating someone or cleansing. He added that bringing Muslims from countries like Syria as refugees is a bad idea. In his comment, he added that they are “destroying Europe” with their religious ideologies.
In response to Maurer’s comments, Cummings retaliated by saying that those fleeing from terrorism cannot be punished for their religious ideologies. Furthering on this Cummings said that just because there are some fanatics in their religion these people cannot be denied a safe place just on the grounds of the religion they follow. Squier made it clear that helping refugees is noble but with careful inspection.
Squier said that politicians are taking advantage of the fear and craving for attention. On the contrary, they should learn how to negotiate and come with deals that are good for individuals. Kelly Watson again from the finance industry has mixed feelings. Though, he did not appreciate the stance of Republicans creating a religious identity. Meanwhile, Watson sees these refugees as victims and opinion that the rest of Middle East ought to accommodate them.