On Refugees – How Much is Too Much?

Here is a taste of what is going on in Europe with their migrant crisis. First, courtesy of Gates of Vienna (what gates?), we see the Greek island of Lesbos.

Also from Gates of Vienna, an account of an eyewitness on the Italian-Austrian border.

Again from Gates of Vienna, Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders, almost alone among his foolish countrymen, makes a statement why the Netherlands should not admit any more migrants.

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Wilders makes a valid point: Where are the other Arab countries in accepting refugees? (There are refugee camps in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.) But why is it that the Western countries are expected to take in the vast majority of these people? The Europeans are literally being flooded with a wave-an invasion- of people, most of whom will never assimilate into their respective countries. How can I predict that? I have the current immigrant population of Europe as an example.

In addition, there is a certain percentage of these immigrants (the overwhelming majority are Muslim) who will be the terrorists of tomorrow.  Can you say, “Tsarnaev”? In that regard, presidential contender Carly Fiorina has sounded a warning note to our government in its rush to accept Syrian refugees.

refugeesI don’t wish to make light of the refugees coming out of Syria, Iraq, Libya or any other country due to war. I have seen the image of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who slipped from his father’s grasp on a capsized boat and washed up on a Turkish beach. But I ask myself this: The first choice of refuge should be in the Middle East. Why can’t Saudi Arabia take in these people? What about Egypt? What about the other Gulf states? Why does it have to be Europe and the US? The problem is simple: Europe already is dealing with a hostile Muslim immigrant population that refuses to assimilate and is tearing the social structure asunder. ISIS has already stated their intention to infiltrate terrorists into the West with this wave of migrants. Even if you remove the terrorist threat from the discussion, Europe can never hope to absorb this wave and the situation is already out of hand. In the US, organizations like CAIR and the Syrian American Council are pressing hard for increased Syrian immigration. Western governments are already caving to the pressure.

What is the ultimate solution? The West and their allies in the Middle East must combine to militarily crush ISIS and allow for the return of the refugees. Anything less means this crisis will continue for years.



H/T Gates of Vienna

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About the author

Gary Fouse

Born 1945 in Los Angeles. Currently employed since 1998 as adjunct teacher at University of California at Irvine Ext. teaching English as a second language.
Education: BS in Police Science and Administration California State University at Los Angeles (1970)
Master of Education at University of Virginia (1993)
Served three years in US Army Military Police Corps at Erlangen, Germany 1966-68.
1970-1973- Criminal Investigator with US Customs
1973-1995 Criminal Investigator with Drug Enforcement Administration. Stationed in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Milan, Italy, Pittsburgh and Office of Training, FBI Academy, Quantico, Va until retirement.
Author of Erlangen-An American's History of a German Town-University Press of America 2005
The Story of Papiamentu-A Study in Slavery and Language, University Press of America, 2002
The Languages of the Former Soviet Republics-Their History and Development, University Press of America, 2000

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