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While France and other countries debate how to effectively respond to an attack in Paris by the Islamic State, U.S. journalists are increasingly preoccupied with how the "right wing" and conservative politicians and activists are reacting to the tragedy.

After the events last Friday, many lawmakers and candidates for public office both in Europe and the U.S. have expressed skepticism about taking in refugees from Syria, where the Islamic State is claiming territory, citing the possibility of terrorists using the refugee system to invade countries they want to attack. One of the Paris attackers entered the country posing as a refugee.

But the New York Times responded by saying that "Republicans on Capitol Hill" and "conservative" governments in Europe that threaten to reject migrants were in engaging in "dangerous" politics.

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