Ben Carson Says Syrian “Mad Dog” Refugees Need To Be Vetted

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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says Syrian refugees attempting to enter the U.S. are akin to rabid dogs entering your back yard where children could be playing.

 Carson seeks safety for himself and his family first, and asks the public not to give in to their human instincts of compassion. He compares the Syrian refugees to mad dogs and asks for their screening in order to separate the rabid ones from the rest.

The former nut surgeon must be aware of UK’s NHS guidelines on Rabies: “You may also be at risk if a rabid animal spits in your face.” “…It’s almost always fatal once symptoms develop.” The 2016 Republican presidential hopeful could be showing early signs of grey matter infection.

The Guardian reports:

At campaign stops in Alabama, Carson said halting Syrian resettlement in the US doesn’t mean America lacks compassion.

“If there’s a rabid dog running around in your neighborhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog,” Carson told reporters at one stop.

“It doesn’t mean you hate all dogs, but you’re putting your intellect into motion.”

Carson said that to “protect my children” he would “call the humane society and hopefully they can come take this dog away and create a safe environment once again”.

“By the same token, we have to have in place screening mechanisms that allow us to determine who the mad dogs are, quite frankly. Who are the people who want to come in here and hurt us and want to destroy us?”

He later repeated the comparison at a rally at the University of South Alabama, while telling hundreds of supporters that reporters had misrepresented his earlier remarks. “This is the kind of thing that they do,” he said, drawing laughs and applause.

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