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White U.S. Senator Says Terrorists ‘Look More Like Me’

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, leaves the Senate chamber after a roll call vote, at the Capitol in Washington.

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) remains devoted to receiving Syrian refugees and feels they aren’t nearly as big a threat to the United States as another group of people.

“Normally, they look more like me than they look like Middle Easterners,” Brown told Ohio’s WAKR radio. “They are generally white males, who have shot up people in movie theaters and schools.”

Listen below to the full interview with Brown:

White men account for more mass murder cases than radical Islamists in the U.S., according to a Duke Study released in June. Shortly after the shootings in Charleston, S.C. where a white-supremacist entered a black church and killed nine people, a handful of senators pushed for hearings on domestic terrorism.

Out of 750,000 refugees resettled in the U.S., none have tried to commit a terrorist attack on American soil. Two Iraqis and one Uzbek were convicted of trying to plan activities in their native countries.

After a Syrian passport was found at the scene of the Paris attacks though, American governors rallied to block Syrian refugees — even though a top EU official said that all the attackers identified were European passport holders and the Syrian passport was likely fake.