[Ed. – Remarkable how much he and Obama understand about the terrorist mentality.]
Vice President Joe Biden says Islamic terrorists want the U.S. to turn away Syrian refugees in order to radicalize Muslims already in the country.
“To turn them away and say there is no way you can ever get here would play right into the terrorists’ hands,” Biden said in the White House’s weekly address Saturday.
“They want us to manufacture a clash between civilizations,” the vice president added. “They want frightened people to think in terms of ‘us versus them.’ ”
He said terrorists “win” by getting Americans to turn against ideals like “freedom, openness [and] tolerance.”
Biden also tried to assure the American people that any Syrian refugees potentially entering the country would be thoroughly vetted.
“Refugees face the most rigorous screening of anyone who comes to the United States,” Biden said. “First they are fingerprinted, then they undergo a thorough background check, then they are interviewed by the Department of Homeland Security.”