The international community is confused over how to deal with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Some countries have pledged to receive refugees in what seems like a confession of their complete inability to confront the original problem which led to the displacement of these refugees in the first place. These countries have pledged to take in some refugees regardless of their religion and sect because they believe that all people have the right to a free and dignified life. The latter right is one which the West brags about and works to provide in its own countries. However, it overlooks violations of this right in other countries and settles at issuing mere verbal condemnations.
The international community awaits a signal from the master of the White House. If he backs down, the opportunity will once again be lostNayla Tueni