Refugees

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on November 17, 2015

Question(s)

1. Which one of the following best describes the main idea of the first cartoon below?
a) Since it is known that ISIS wants to send in terrorists with Syrian refugees, the Obama administration is jeopardizing security by bringing them to the U.S.  Many do not believe the government is able to absolutely verify their identities/backgrounds.
b) Americans opposed to taking Syrian refugees vastly exaggerate the danger posed: the majority of Syrian refugees are women and 3 year-old children and not dangerous terrorists
c) A new poll this week showed that a majority of Americans oppose allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. following the Paris terrorist attacks
d) Allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. and other Western countries at this time is foolishly jeopardizing the safety of the citizens

2.  Which best describes the main idea of the second cartoon below?

3. Do you agree with the cartoonists’ assertions? Explain your answer.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Gary Varvel


 

Cartoon by Lisa Benson






















Answer(s)

1. a) Since it is known that ISIS wants to send in terrorists with Syrian refugees, the Obama administration is jeopardizing security by bringing them to the U.S.  Many do not believe the government is able to absolutely verify their identities/backgrounds.

2. d) Allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. and other Western countries at this time is foolishly jeopardizing the safety of the citizens

3. Opinion question. Answers vary.