Saturday, November 21, 2015
Some Refugee Questions
Before we decide to (Democrat) compassionately take in the "Syrian" refugees or (Republican) hawkishly keep them out, there are some questions about the refugees that I, for one, would like to see answered.
1) The Syrian civil war has been going on for over eight years. Why are refugees from the conflict flooding Europe in great numbers only now?
2) If these refugees are fleeing the violence in Syria, why are so many of them from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Chad, Niger, Somalia, Mali and Libya? What motivated them to suddenly leave those places?
3) Despite the attacks in the middle-east on the few remaining Christians and Jews, all the refugees are Muslim. Why haven't the numerous Muslim countries taken them in? Why are they running to Europe?
4) If these are simple refugees fleeing violence at home, why are so few of them women, children and old folks? Why are the great majority of them military-age men?
5) How have these "pitiful" refugees behaved in the countries -- like Britain, Germany and Sweden -- that have taken them in? Have they shown any gratitude for the free blankets, food, clothing, shelter, money, cars and TV sets that the host countries have given them? Have they bothered to conform to the local laws and customs of their hosts? How many of them have bothered to learn the local languages?
6) Wherever the refugees have been even temporarily settled in refugee camps, large numbers of them have mysteriously vanished. Where have they gone?
7) Where the refugees have been settled in Europe, they usually haven't gotten jobs but have gone on "the dole"/Welfare, and they boast of having sent some of the money back to their families in the old countries. Just how much money does that come to, and exactly where is it going?
I really think we should get accurate and complete answers to these questions before we take in any more of these "Syrian" refugees. In fact, I think that when we get the answers we should seriously consider deporting the ones who are already here.