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15,479 Syrian Refugees Have Been Admitted This Year – 606% More Than 2015; 98.8% Are Muslims
by Patrick Goodenough
In its last full month in office, the Obama administration has admitted 1,307 more Syrian refugees – pushing the 2016 calendar year total to 15,479, a 606.1 percent increase from the numbers resettled in the U.S. in 2015.
Of the 15,479 Syrian refugees admitted by the end of Thursday:
--15,302 (98.8 percent) are Muslims – 15,134 Sunnis, 29 Shi'a, and 139 other Muslims
--125 (0.8 percent) are Christians – 32 Catholics, 32 Orthodox, five Protestants, four Jehovah's Witnesses, and 52 refugees described only as "Christian" in State Department Refugee Processing Center data
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