Clearwater, FL Chosen for Immediate Syrian Refugee Relocation

The Obama Administration is bringing 10,000 Syrian refugees to Clearwater, Florida.
The United States government is allowing Syrian refugees to Clearwater, Florida. Source-ish: Entheta

Clearwater, FL  Humanitarian workers will resettle the next wave of Syrian refugees in Clearwater, Florida, as a holdover executive order from the Obama Administration struggles to bring at least 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. by the end of September 2017.

Since the Syrian civil war first began, 95 Syrian families have been relocated to Florida. All of whom were resettled in the Miami area until last month when Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida relocated twenty families to St. Augustine. The families fled Syria in 2013, lived in several refugee camps, and underwent a security screening process before coming to the United States.

“Clearwater has affordable housing, ample job opportunities, and a welcoming community,” said Aamil Bahri, director of refugee and immigration services at Lutheran Services Florida. “We expect to resettle many more families in Clearwater, along with many other refugee groups we are proud to serve.”

The war in Syria has killed hundreds of thousands and has displaced millions more. Under pressure to help as the war rages on, President Obama had pledged that the U.S. will take in at least 10,000 more Syrian refugees this fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2017.Only thirty-five hundred have been relocated thus far.

Bahri and other Clearwater based humanitarian workers say aid workers have told them to expect a much faster pace of resettlement efforts during the next three months. The government has taken steps to help with the president’s goal by dispatching additional workers to Jordan to interview applicants for resettlement, a U.S. State Department spokesman said. Immigration officials have resumed interviewing applicants in Mosul, Iraq, and has begun processing refugee resettlement cases in Al-Zabadani, Syria following the recent failure of the Trump executive order banning immigration from key Middle Eastern countries.

Those changes, according to the State Department, “will not curtail any aspects of the process, including its robust security screening. Refugees are the most thoroughly screened travelers to the United States.” Syrian refugees, according to the State Department, are screened to an even higher standard, and those screenings involve multiple agencies to make sure possible terrorists to do not slip through the cracks.

Refugees will be processed and briefly held at the Old Pinellas County Courthouse. Source: Ebyabe
Refugees will be processed and briefly held at the Old Pinellas County Courthouse. Source: Ebyabe

“President Trump is under a lot of pressure,” said a senior director of international migration policy for the New York City based Center for Migration Studies. Failing, he said, “would undermine the nation’s credibility with allies and others who need to share the burden of resettling the Syrian people in need. It is difficult for us to instruct the Europeans, or even nations in the region, to accept large numbers of refugees when we can’t even meet our modest goals.”

Theodore Hanson, a former volunteer for Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign, isn’t at all happy about accepting refugees from countries that breed radical terrorists.

“There’s still a tremendous amount of outrage over the refugee resettlement plan among Floridians,” said Hanson. “Even the FBI has admitted we can’t vet these people properly.”

Kyle Erickson, a local activist for Clearwater Conservatives, said he expects the level of anger to rise as the November election draws near. “This will be the end of the United States as we know it,” Erickson said. “Florida has just experienced the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, and the federal government is going about things business as usual. No longer can we pretend that our national security is a non-issue.”

Clearwater Mayor, George Cretekos, declined to comment on the matter until he speaks further with governor Rick Scott. But Pastor Mark Harrold at a Clearwater community church welcomes the refugees with open arms. “Through God’s almighty grace we shall love our neighbors with all our hearts,” said Pastor Harrold.

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Tara McGavan
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Tara McGavan

You close minded selfish sheeple make me sick! We have millions of Muslims in the USA have been for years….if it wasn’t for the inside job of 911 we wouldn’t he been in the Middle East ! Ooooh our gov. Wouldn’t do that!? Bullshit! Do a bit of digging…it’s all there…America is terror driven and war criminals as well! Under the pretense of democracy….please! These poor families homeless since2013! Hope you sleep well in your temperpedic/sleep# beds! SHAME ON YOU

Don Ranski
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Don Ranski

Screw it ! Gut the program and fire the staff. Let them go to Canada or Europe. Better yet, Greenland to feed the polar bears.

Fred Freeman
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Fred Freeman

Penny 4 PINELLAS funds the housing . The Federal government pays these faith based groups to relocate refugees as directed by the UN ( a communist organization dictating who we must take, we can say HELL NO). The so-called churches don’t mind stealing from Peter to pay Paul. Where is the sin in that, that’s just socialism right? We have to STARVE the BEAST and stop voting for ANOTHER 10 years of 1% sales tax, that should end this! VOTE NO on Penny 4 Pinellas!

Wayne Mickel
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Wayne Mickel

The United States created Daesh under the power of the Zionist Neo-cons we the people of the United States told our servants that we did not want a war in Syria so they created a proxy army under the Dark Government of the US which is Israel and the Zionists who control Israel they need to be stopped either dead or alive they can go to Israel where they will die anyway people like John McCain one of the worst traitor in the history of America, then there is Lindsey Graham another Zionist Neo- Con remember one thing no Zionist… Read more »

Wayne Mickel
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Wayne Mickel

The United States created Daesh under the power of the Zionist Neo-cons we the people of the United States told our servants that we did not want a war in Syria so they created a proxy army under the Dark Government of the US which is Israel and the Zionists who control Israel they need to be stopped either dead or alive they can go to Israel where they will die anyway people like John McCain one of the worst traitor in the history of America, then there is Lindsey Graham another Zionist Neo- Con remember one thing no Zionist… Read more »

Mila Clark
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Mila Clark

In 1970 there was 100, 000 Muslims in America and today US has over 9 000000 Muslims with 2150 mosques , with 80% of them build with funds from Saudi Arabia, which every mosque is a Military outpost that serves the save heavens with funding, training, weapons storage and breeding grounds for new recruitment, where they plan next terrorists attacks. About 72 percents of Usa muslims are illegal and on federal welfare, with a birth rate up to 8.1 children per family. There are 22 confirmed jihadi camps in USA , belonging to a Pakistan Muslim brotherhood and Al queda… Read more »

Mila Clark
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Mila Clark

In 1970 there was 100, 000 Muslims in America and today US has over 9 000000 Muslims with 2150 mosques , with 80% of them build with funds from Saudi Arabia, which every mosque is a Military outpost that serves the save heavens with funding, training, weapons storage and breeding grounds for new recruitment, where they plan next terrorists attacks. About 72 percents of Usa muslims are illegal and on federal welfare, with a birth rate up to 8.1 children per family. There are 22 confirmed jihadi camps in USA , belonging to a Pakistan Muslim brotherhood and Al queda… Read more »

Linda Dussault
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Linda Dussault

You don’t think Isis won’t come through of that infiltration ??? They will be recruited once they are here,,, don’t minimize this problem ,,,there are training camps in the US now

TheCogitator
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TheCogitator

I guess you could add some manure to the ice cream, but I don’t see how that would improve the ice cream.

Ed Milleker
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Ed Milleker

The pastor can put them up at his place!

Bob Crosby
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Bob Crosby

Guess i will strike Clearwater off my go list.

Hank Gant
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Hank Gant

Of all places, Clearwater, Florida. Since when is Clearwater, Florida affordable to a Muslim immigrant? Why don’t you just put them on the French Rivera?

Ben Colarusso
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Ben Colarusso

Not McDonald’s it’s KFC keep from coming here .

Jason Tamvakis
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Jason Tamvakis

Keep them the hell out of here, i saw the videos of Isis Teaching Syrian Children to kill people heartlessly in videos none of the new stations are willing to show. high production, high quality videos, and yet nobody wants to acknowledge it, not even FOX news…….. they are already destroying all of Europe. We don’t want, need, deserve, any of them, let other Muslim countries take them, aren’t they so rich from all that oil they lord over the world? send them all to Dubai.

Daniela Scintei
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Daniela Scintei

Expect rapes,beheading,stoning,robberies and many other “cultural enrichments” like they do here in Europe!

Daniela Scintei
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Daniela Scintei

Expect rapes,beheading,stoning,robberies and many other “cultural enrichments” like they do here in Europe!

Daniela Scintei
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Daniela Scintei

Expect rapes,beheading,stoning,robberies and many other “cultural enrichments” like they do here in Europe!

Nancy Jane LovetheOldies
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Nancy Jane LovetheOldies

Pastor Mark Harrold…take your Love they Neighbor shit over into Syria! Go give them all hugs while they behead your wife and kids for being “christian”..Pastor Harrold you are an effen idiot !

Caroline J Connor
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Caroline J Connor

keep those people out of our country. they are bottom feeders, dirty disgusting slimy people

Sherrie Stockton Smithers
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Sherrie Stockton Smithers

I don’t think they need to be here.

Don Bolyard
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Don Bolyard

Guess the Muslims will invade Clearwater Beach and start attacking those that aren’t dressed appropriately, according to them.

More of The Real Truth
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More of The Real Truth

They are not refugees, they are cowards!, afraid to fight for the freedom of their own country, only to become a welfare burden on all Americans, even as the Americans giving their lives fighting in Syria today….

caligirl1960
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caligirl1960

We don’t need to take “our share” of Syrian refugees when the richest area’s in the Muslim countries will not even take one! America should follow the UK and tell the EU to go to Hell!

caligirl1960
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caligirl1960

We don’t need to take “our share” of Syrian refugees when the richest area’s in the Muslim countries will not even take one! America should follow the UK and tell the EU to go to Hell!

Terrance Coulombe
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Terrance Coulombe

I emailed the mayor of Clearwater, Florida about this article and the Mayor emailed me back saying the article is inaccurate and that nobody spoke to the mayor about this article. I suggest the author speak with the mayor if he wants to gain any credibility at all.

xeriscapelady
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xeriscapelady

If the Lutheran church is behind this, they should be boycotted for sure. People should leave that church and find others. This is sick. Now there will be a major death of people in Clearwater soon. Who do we blame beside the horrible president we have? Hillary should share part of it as she got over 150 million from these very people that control her. But the church is going against GOD;’s will as Joshua was supposed to KILL the tribe of people that became muslims as GOD knew how evil they would be. They ONLY believe in Sharia law,… Read more »

Fred_K
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Fred_K

We have a lot of misguided Christians in the United States. They do not understand that muslims are not coming here to be nice, and get away from war. They are coming here to spread islam. It is a quiet invasion.

xeriscapelady
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xeriscapelady

It is sad, but most Christians are stupid as can be. They are told too much of the love and then they don;t see the part where they must defend themselves and be against EVIL. Muslims are EVIL by their nature and beliefs. Don;t believe me…check the middle of the koran where he says the first part is out, lie and deceive the infidels( people here) and KILL them.

pagostoy .
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pagostoy .

Security screening my ass. I was born in Clearwater, between the scientologists and now the syrian refugee’s, you can have it. I will never return.

Marikae Micetich
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Marikae Micetich

So when they RAPE you little girls, out blow up your stuff what will be said?? I’m a Christian woman my God does not tell me to hate or kill, that’s always refugees will even let me correct myself and not all but most I pray for stupidity God bless all your souls!!

Marikae Micetich
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Marikae Micetich

And

xeriscapelady
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xeriscapelady

They will rape and kill soon as possible. People in this area need to be armed and ready and go no where near. Thing is tourist will STOP or they will be killed first. The beaches will be closed..

Dolph
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Dolph

Maybe not! “The Constitution is clear: The president is not permitted to write laws—only Congress is. This is another major victory in our fight to restore the separation of powers,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement, adding that the ruling rendered Obama’s actions “null and void.” http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/23/supreme-court-blocks-obama-immigration-plan.html

xeriscapelady
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xeriscapelady

Then they need to be kicked out and quick before they start killing. They are NOT families but military age men that Obama wants here to KILL. Thern has to be stopped.

Dolph
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Dolph

Yep, true

Dolph
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Dolph

Maybe not! “The Constitution is clear: The president is not permitted to write laws—only Congress is. This is another major victory in our fight to restore the separation of powers,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement, adding that the ruling rendered Obama’s actions “null and void.” http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/23/supreme-court-blocks-obama-immigration-plan.html

Carolyn Nuss
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Carolyn Nuss

Welcome to Obama’s America.

Michael Hudson
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Michael Hudson

Wonder how well they will get along with the Scientologists?

Fred_K
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Fred_K

Maybe the Scientologists will suck them in and fleece them for everything they get, then they will want to leave.

Michael Hudson
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Michael Hudson

Not likely. Very few of the “refugees” have a pot to pee in nor a window to throw it out of but the Scientologists are a pretty intolerant bunch so I can see a lot of discrimination law suits coming their way. CAIR will have to open up a local office.

xeriscapelady
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xeriscapelady

They will then die if people in Clearwater are lucky.

xeriscapelady
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xeriscapelady

I think they will take them one by one and kill them. They could turn out to be our best friends.

scanner80@gmail.com
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Does any one ever think about how cruel it is to encourage these people when this country is determined by 95 percent of the people of the United States to send them back to their homes. I guess they can starve just as well here as they can at their home country but it is unfair to them and surely unfair to Americans to encourage them to come here.

xeriscapelady
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xeriscapelady

Let them stay there and die..its not going to happen as they are military age men sent here to KILL US… GET IT? KILL AMERICANS. Obama sends ALL our soldiers to die across the world so there will be little to defend us when he declares marsial law.

Lee Penrod
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Lee Penrod

I wrote the perfect solution tin a reply above.

Christy Butler N Louis
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Christy Butler N Louis

God I hope not!!! They have no respect for women or children and bring violence with their “rape” game. I can’t believe that we have no say in this!!!! http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/260254/syrian-muslim-refugees-bring-culture-rape-and-daniel-greenfield

xeriscapelady
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xeriscapelady

Vote TRUMP and this stops. Vote Hillary and we are dead…while she laughs in her safe compound. Think about it.
TRUMP or NO America left.

Lee Penrod
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Lee Penrod

Exactly! Sharia law does not belong in this country. Period. Practicing muslim or not!

Christy Butler N Louis
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Christy Butler N Louis

God I hope not!!! They have no respect for women or children and bring violence with their “rape” game. I can’t believe that we have no say in this!!!! http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/260254/syrian-muslim-refugees-bring-culture-rape-and-daniel-greenfield

Mark Middleton
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Mark Middleton

People need to be showing up at the airport and protesting and not allowing them to get off the airplane.

bbb
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bbb

you first

xeriscapelady
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xeriscapelady

yes I am sure they will have guns and will kill us. Remember they think that if they kill any of us they will go to the heaven of their moon god allah.

Ziggy5150
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Ziggy5150

Hmmmm, I’ve seen this before.

Publicis
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Publicis

Maybe this will be enough to chase the Scientologists out of Clearwater.

xeriscapelady
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xeriscapelady

The Scientologists will get rid of them I am sure. Its amazing how this gov. hates Americans and hates America. We need TRUMP and need him NOW.

kasualobserver
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kasualobserver

nice that they can afford nice housing when so many can’t who have worked hard for what little they are able to keep. oh wait, don’t they get welfare and whatever else the government is giving them for life, no matter how many wives there are? to bad american citizens don’t rate as high

Rhonda S Simmons
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Rhonda S Simmons

So many American’s living in cardboard boxes on the streets,, and homeless shelters on a limited time, Vet’s having a hard time getting help Millions can barely make end’s meet. ,ect ect ect, Look’s like The American dream has turned into the illegal and muslim dream.

Paul Ripp
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Paul Ripp

Hope Everyone in Clearwater FL ARM themselves and stock Plenty of AMMO!!!

scott
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scott

If there are ample jobs,why are we offering them to dune Coons and not Americans? Also,twice in American history we were upset with our govt,the men stayed and fought.

CC1980
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CC1980

WTF are they bringing these muslims terrorists here, if they must help them, set up a safe zone and help THEM rebuild homes over there. What’s BO afraid to fight isis, I thought they were the “JV team” so why not set up a safe zone over there!

Michael Vance
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Michael Vance

It’s an invasion carried out by the American covt. Remember Obama said, “i am one of you”. Pretty plain if you ask me. Wake up America before it’s to late.

Michael Vance
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Michael Vance

It’s an invasion from our govt. Remember Obama said, “i am one of you. Makes sense what is going on. Americans need to stand up in numbers or we will be fighting in the streets.

xeriscapelady
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xeriscapelady

Why do you think TRUMP is running for pres? he knows the plan to kill Americans. He wants to save the country and people he loves. GOD bless TRUMP.

Kevin
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Kevin

Well I guess the LGBT better look out because those people all I want to do is kill them

xeriscapelady
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xeriscapelady

yes they will be gone next parade in St. Pete

Kevin
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Kevin

Well I guess the LGBT better look out because those people all I want to do is kill them

A6768NAMVET
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A6768NAMVET

Send them to Barry’s estate in Hawaii and their new mansion in DC and the rest to Hildabeast’s mansion and the stragglers to all the Hollwyweird libtard’s mansions!!!
Oh…and don’t forget to send a bunch to Zuckerberg and Gooney Clooney!!!

xeriscapelady
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xeriscapelady

Except Barry is moving to Dubai so we can;t bring him back for treason that he is doing right now with the help of idiot Christians…well they say they are. Aren’t we supposed to be wise as serpents? Well, he is dumb as a box of rocks as is the catholic church. They are the reason we got Obama…who hates them and is against LIFE. What stupid people. I know some that are not and hate the church now but have not left.

Maria SeaStar
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Maria SeaStar

OK.. good stupid pastor… just remember you are not going to convert them with your Christian love… they have a different mind programmed by a religion / culture that insures them paradise if they kill us…. they may not butcher anyone in Clearwater just yet.. but be sure they will immediately decide to hate us when they see scantily clad women on our beaches, they will want to set up Sharia law and begin to make their way of life our way of life.. and to do that they will soon feel moved to violence. It just takes their local… Read more »

xeriscapelady
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xeriscapelady

This pastor is an idiot and he will be dead soon. They love to kill idiots.

Maria SeaStar
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Maria SeaStar

OK.. good stupid pastor… just remember you are not going to convert them with your Christian love… they have a different mind programmed by a religion / culture that insures them paradise if they kill us…. they may not butcher anyone in Clearwater just yet.. but be sure they will immediately decide to hate us when they see scantily clad women on our beaches, they will want to set up Sharia law and begin to make their way of life our way of life.. and to do that they will soon feel moved to violence. It just takes their local… Read more »

Trhoin Thi
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Trhoin Thi

One has to wonder how long the water will remain clear….