As the administration pushes ahead with a “surge” of Syrian refugee processing aimed at reaching its target of 10,000 this fiscal year, the proportion of Christians among those admitted remains smaller than one percent of the total.
Since the Paris attack last November highlighted the risk of terrorist groups using refugee admission programs as a cover to gain entry into Western countries, the State Department has now admitted 1,075 Syrian refugees.
Of these 1,075 Syrian refugees, 1,070 are Muslims, 4 are Christians and 1 is described as “no religion.” Of the 1,070 Muslim refugees, 1,044 are Sunni Muslims, 8 are Shi’a Muslims and 18 are otherwised undefined Muslims.
The 4 Christian refugees make up 0.37 percent of the total. The 1,044 Sunnis make up 97.1 percent.