(New York Times) The worried citizens gathered in the high school cafeteria, about 200 strong. Patriotic songs played on the stereo, a man in a blue blazer from the John Birch Society hovered by a well-stocked literature table, and Lauren L. Martel, a lawyer from Hilton Head, told the crowd that 25 Syrian refugees were already living among them.
"The U.N. calls it 'refugee resettlement' — the Muslims call it hijra, migration," said another speaker, Jim McMillan, a local businessman. "They don't plan to assimilate, they don't plan to take on our culture. They plan to change the way of American life."