(Warning: This story contains a graphic image of dead victims of the Paris terror attacks.)
A former congressman and presidential candidate has sparked a controversy by posting a picture of dead bodies strewn across the floor of the Paris concert hall on his Facebook page.
Tom Tancredo, former GOP congressman from Colorado, shared the unedited photo on Tuesday of corpses lying on the Bataclan theater.
It features the caption: “Celebrating diversity one massacre at a time… Coming soon to a concert hall near you!”
The picture also features the ISIS flag, with a caption at the bottom that reads, “Brought to you by ISIS Promotions.”
Tancredo also posted the same grisly photo with a comment directed at Colorado’s Democrat governor, who continues to back Obama’s plan to infuse American cities with 10,000 more Syrian refugees over the next year on top of the more than 2,000 who have already arrived, 97 percent of whom are Muslim.
“Wake up John Hickenlooper and listen to the citizens of Colorado,” Tancredo commented.
The Daily Mail reports that “thousands have hit out at him” and called on Facebook to remove the post. But so far Facebook has not deleted the image.
Tancredo defended the post, claiming he has started a conversation on the topic of Muslim refugees and whether they should continue to be resettled in more than 180 U.S. cities and towns as they have been for the past three decades.
Not all were chastising him for the post, however.
William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, or ALIPAC, said Americans need to see the results of government leaders’ irresponsible policies on immigration.
“The socialists Democrat supporters of Obama and Gov. John Wright Hickenlooper don’t want anyone to see the harsh deadly consequences of their policies and their political alliance with Muslim power groups because such knowledge hurts their agenda,” Gheen said. “They must constantly rely upon efforts to censor and suppress their opposition because their political religion cannot withstand balanced debate or consideration.”
Gheen said his group, like others, has posted the map showing 32 states now rejecting refugees from Muslim nations “that hate us.”
“Today we are asking Americans to bombard the remaining 15 Democrat state governors with calls and social media posts opposing their support for the importation of Muslim refugees and the current and future terrorists among them,” Gheen said.
Many of the responses on Facebook were supportive of Tancredo’s post.
“People need to know what is coming here with the refugees. This is reality so get over your political correctness and live in the real world,” one commenter responded to those who were offended by the unedited photograph of dead bodies.
Another, Cheryl A. Guzy, commented: “The dead are gone, be angry this happened and even madder that the Obama machine doesn’t want to do anything to stop it.”
Obama has launched a public relations campaign on Twitter and in his daily press briefings that attempts to sell the Syrian refugee program as mostly women, grandmothers and children.
The United Nations own data suggests otherwise. Close to 70 percent of those who have entered Europe this year have been men aged 18 to 45.
The U.S. has imported more than 1.5 million Muslims through the refugee resettlement program since 1990, coming mostly from Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, Congo, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bosnia and now Syria. Burma, a Buddhist-controlled country, is also expelling Muslims now that are being taken in by the U.S. as refugees.
The refugees are resettled by nine private resettlement agencies that contract with the federal government and act as an arm of the federal government but aren’t required to submit to the Freedom of Information Act and thus are able to keep most of what they do secret.
They distribute the refugees to 180 cities and towns and sign them up for a myriad of welfare benefits. More than 90 percent of refugees from the Middle East receive federal food stamps, according to a study by the Center for Immigration Studies.
“[W]e pay hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to private charities to resettle immigrants and refugees,” Tancredo said on his Facebook page. “They have made a cottage industry out of it. Also they become a huge lobbying power to spend even more.”