Although South Africa has taken steps to rid itself of the apartheid-era view of marriage as only heterosexual and monogamous, discrimination against religious marriages persist.
Prioritising groups of refugees, such as Syrian Christians, over others will only create further polarisation.
Mesopotamia is known as the 'Cradle of Civilization'. We must not let it continue to be a cradle for genocide and terrorism.
How white Republicans and white Democrats feel about Muslims is influencing their candidate choice as well as willingness to vote in the 2016 election.
There's an understandable impulse to treat all refugees the same regardless of religious identity. But is that actually helpful?