The Refugee Crisis ????

I gave a lot of thought to this subject before writing about it.

Is there really a refugee crisis? if you read the report below it rather leads one to think otherwise. Of course the photo of the little child washed up on the shore was a sad and heart breaking scene. In the world of news media it could be considered sensational. Nevertheless, we should also remember we are in the midst of an election and this was great fuel for opposition candidates to jump onto. All that aside, I still have trouble coming to terms with this crisis. From what I have seen on the news media of these refugees, they are well dressed, have money and railway tickets and appear to be well fed. I think a glaring example of this was the footage showing them refusing Red Cross parcels. Hardly something a starving, tired and destitute person or family running form a war zone would do?   Refusing the Red Cross parcels because of the  cross symbol is warning that thees same people are not likely to or prepared to assimilate into our Western Societies. While I have sympathy for their plight I also have concerns about their needs. Here at home we have thousands of homeless, hungry neglected children and wounded veterans from these very lands whence the refugees are coming. Charity begins at home or so the saying goes, so lets take a closer look at what is being dramatized as a major crisis. I do not wish to paint myself as a racist or anti Muslim, however, I believe we need to take a much closer look at what we consider a refugee.

Please read the attached article, it raised some very difficult questions in my opinion

Drowned “Syrian” Boy Funeral Exposes Lie of Nonwhite “War Refugees”

The funeral of the drowned “Syrian” (actually Kurdish) boy Aylan Kurdi in his hometown of Kobane, Syria, less than two days after his death at sea off the Turkish coast, has definitely exposed as a lie the claims that the nonwhite invasion of Europe is the result of “war refugees.”


Kobane is 869 miles (1,400 kilometers) from Bodrum in Turkey, where the Kurdish boy was drowned after his parents irresponsibly loaded him onto an overcrowded dinghy, and is supposedly—if the controlled mass media is to be believed, in the middle of a “war zone.”

Yet Aylayn Kurdi’s father Abdullah was able to take the bodies of not only Aylan, but also of his brother Ghalib and his wife Rehan, back to Kobane where they were buried, once again before the waiting press cameras.

The question which can well be asked is therefore, if the Kurdi family was “fleeing a war zone,” why was it possible for Abdullah Kurdi to travel so easily back to his hometown and arrange full public funerals in Kobane?


The very definition of a “war refugee” is, according to the official United Nations definition, as contained in the 1951 Refugee Convention:

“a person who is outside his or her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well-founded fear of being persecuted because of his or her race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion; and is unable or unwilling to avail him—or herself of the protection of that country, or to return there, for fear of persecution.”  (see Article 1A(2)).


God Bless and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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