The Bosnian Muslim community in St. Louis is doing fine
It’s easy to depict the resettlement of Bosnians in St. Louis – predominantly Bosnian Muslims, called Bosniaks, but also Bosnian Croats and Bosnian Serbs, all fleeing war – as a prototypical American success story. In less than two decades, refugees who arrived with proverbial pennies in their pockets have bought cars, then homes, seen their children graduate from American high schools, then colleges.
But with Syria is would be different? Why? We’ve let groups of people fleeing oppression before and the record is pretty good. They integrate. They do well.