In the aftermath of simultaneous terror attacks in Paris that targeted six sites, leaving over 130 dead and more than 300 injured, many of them seriously, President Obama seized the opportunity to accuse Americans concerned about security of being “scared of widows and orphans.”

The president vowed to admit at least 10,000 Syrian refugees while touting the current vetting system in place as “the most rigorous process conceivable.”

Despite testimony by FBI Director James Comey to a House Committee on Homeland Security last month asserting that the United States does not have the capability of vetting refugees, the president claimed he has no concerns about admitting possible terrorists who “might cause us harm.”

“The intelligence community vets fully who they are. Biometrics are applied to determine whether they are, in fact, somebody who might threaten the United States. There is an entire apparatus of all of our law enforcement agencies and the center that we use for countering terrorism to check and ensure that a refugee is not admitted.”

The State Department website states it takes between 18 and 24 months for a single refugee to be thoroughly vetted for entry, primarily because there is no database of information in Syria by which identities, criminal records and associations can be checked.

More than half the governors in the U.S. responded to Obama’s claims by taking a strong stance against accepting Syrian refugees, with an additional number demanding stronger vetting practices be adopted.

Of special concern is the percentage of refugees who are not women and children, the widows and orphans Obama claims make up the majority of displaced Syrians seeking asylum in the U.S. but young, single men who pose the greatest risk of committing acts of terror once inside America.

A recent United Nations report put the percentages at far greater numbers of young men (72 percent) than women and children (28 percent), while President Obama continues to claim only 2 percent make up the younger, male demographic.

The same U.N. study also noted that only around half of the refugees seeking entry to the U.S. are from Syria, with other Muslim countries, such as Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia and Mali making up the other half. One in five refugees is from Afghanistan, a statistic President Obama is either unaware of or chooses to ignore.

The president’s accusations against Americans, including calling them lacking in compassion, and even calling into question their patriotism were delivered while he was abroad in Turkey and Asia.

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