Quote of the Day

[Content Note: War; violence; death; images of violence at link.]

"Every morning, at the dawn call to prayer, women and children move silently from the Damascus suburb of Douma to the surrounding farm fields, seeking safety from the day's bombardments by the Syrian government. ...More than 550 people, mostly civilians, have died in the past month in Douma and nearby suburbs, 123 of them children, Red Crescent medics say. August was one of the bloodiest months in the district, with at least 150 trauma injuries being treated each day from Aug. 12 to 31—a number that includes only patients from 13 makeshift clinics that work with Doctors Without Borders."—From a piece by Maher Samaan and Anne Barnard for the New York Times, starkly titled "For Those Who Remain in Syria, Daily Life Is a Nightmare."

This is why the crisis in Europe is not a "migrant crisis," not an "immigrant crisis," not an "illegals crisis," but a refugee crisis.

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