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Obama, speaking in Turkey, November 16:

Our nations can welcome refugees who are desperately seeking safety and ensure our own security. We can and must do both.

We must do it, but we are not doing it . . . which raises the question of whether we really can do it. The news this morning:

The Islamic State suicide bomber who killed 10 foreign tourists in the heart of Istanbul entered the country last week by registering as a Syrian refugee without setting off any security alerts, Turkish officials said Wednesday.

Turkish officials identified the bomber as Nabil Fadli, a Syrian national born in Saudi Arabia in 1988, who was fingerprinted in Turkey last week as a Syrian refugee.

Investigators matched Mr. Fadli’s fingerprints to those found at the blast site on Tuesday. At least nine of the dead were German tourists who had gathered at Istanbul’s landmark Blue Mosque.

In a joint news conference with his German counterpart, Interior Minister Efkan Ala indicated that the bomber had entered Turkey after registering as a Syrian refugee and been fingerprinted last week.

Source: National Review

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