September 10, 2015
LET’S be honest — please — before this frenzy of “compassion” for Syrians makes Australians even less safe.
Already our Jewish schools need armed guards for fear of local jihadists. Already ASIO is investigating 400 terrorist threats.
Yet the Abbott Government said yesterday it would take in an extra 12,000 Syrian refugees.
Know two things about this response to the invasion of Europe by illegal immigrants from the Third World — now more than 4000 people every day and half of them claiming to be Syrians.
First, our intake will not stop this invasion. No, the word has spread to as far as Nigeria and Bangladesh that Europe’s fences are down. Iraqi airlines have even had to put on an extra three flights a day to
Istanbul to deposit more Iraqis on the edge of Europe and its riches.
Look at the “refugees” you see crashing through Europe’s weak borders, or check the statistics of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Is it normal for 72 per cent of “refugees” from war to be men — and predominantly young, fit men you might expect to defend their country rather than flee it?
And consider: how many relatives will they later send for? So, no, Europe’s crisis will continue until it, too, turns back the boats.
But, second: in making this gesture, we risk making Australia even less safe.
Amazingly, even the people loudly demanding we take in more Syrian Muslims implicitly concede that danger. Sydney Islamic leader Ahmed Kilani warned that favouring Christian refugees over Muslim risked more terrorism here.
“The Government keeps saying it is worried about people being radicalised. What do you think young Muslims are going to think when they see who can come in and who can’t?”
Maher Mughrabi, foreign editor of The Age, said the ominous same.
“Arab communities of this country are already bitterly divided by this (Syrian) conflict and the Government’s response to it.
“If Muslims here feel that the blood of their brothers and sisters in Syria does not cry out as loudly as that of other communities, I worry about the long-term consequences.”
Is that a warning or a threat?
Or take Australia’s Anglican Primate, Archbishop Philip Freier. He wants 10,000 more Syrian refugees, but advises against bombing the Islamic State for fear that Muslims here could launch an “asymetrical response” — a terrorist attack. This is madness. Once such people assured us there were too few jihadists to worry about. Now they warn there are too many to offend.
Oh, and we should import potentially more.
True, Prime Minister Tony Abbott yesterday winked that he will take only Syrian refugees from “very persecuted minorities” — code for Christians. Yet even Abbott dared not say so openly. In fact, he flinched at the first hostile question at his press conference, saying he was also thinking of “Muslim minorities”.
But if the polls are right, Labor will next year form government and take over this immigration program and its foreign affairs spokeswoman, Tanya Plibersek, insists the “basis of our policy should not discriminate on religion or ethnicity or gender”.
Has Labor learned nothing from the Fraser government’s blunder in responding with “compassion” to Lebanon’s civil war in the 1970s?
Then, too, government ministers privately urged prime minister Malcolm Fraser to accept only Christian refugees, given how Lebanese Christians had thrived here. Fraser ignored them and nearly 20,000 Lebanese Muslims, many from poor and tribal areas, soon came instead.
The consequences are with us today. True, most made good citizens, but gun crime today is rife in Sydney suburbs with large Lebanese populations. Crime rates are high.
More seriously, of the 21 Australians jailed for terrorism offences, at least four were born in Lebanon and seven were born to Lebanese families.
History may already be repeating itself with our Afghan refugees.
Melbourne jihadist Numan Haider, who stabbed two police, was an Afghan refugee. Bikie gangs recruit heavily from Afghans.
Let’s not make the same mistakes all over again.
Australia’s political class has for years been too dishonest to admit that when you import people, you import their culture.
But our politicians must ask pragmatic questions when deciding which of the millions of the world’s refugees to help.
Who will make best use of our help by fitting in? And who will best repay our charity by enriching Australia, not hurting it? You can’t make such guesses without considering culture and religion — factors that
influence the behaviour of the refugees’ future children, too.
I know, this makes a politician seem mean and “racist”, but what is their highest duty? To merely seem good, or to protect Australians from future harm?
Refugee Facts you should Know:
Here are nine facts few journalist will report.
THE people flooding into Germany are not “refugees”. Once they arrived in Greece — or Turkey before that — they were safe. Moving north to rich Germany is an economic decision.
MOST of the “refugees” are not fleeing death. United Nations’ figures suggest half are not Syrians. Real refugees do not leave their families back home, yet 72 per cent of these are men.
AYLAN Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian photographed lying dead on a Turkish beach, was not fleeing Syria. His father had lived for three years in Turkey, working on construction sites. His Canadian sister supported him and says her brother wanted to go to Europe fix his teeth.
GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel is not showing great “compassion” by welcoming an expected 800,000 illegal immigrants this year. She simply knows German soldiers cannot turn away trains of unwanted people. (Remember the war!) But she claims this intake will be “one off” and demands other countries take some immigrants off her hands. Germany has already had hundreds of anti-immigrant protests, some violent. Soon it must get tough.
THIS is not a benign invasion. Hundreds of Afghans on Lesbos last weekend rioted when they couldn’t get to the mainland. More rioted earlier on Kos. More than 100 Syrian immigrants rioted three weeks ago at hostel in the German town of Suhl when an Afghan man ripped a Koran. Eleven migrants and four police were hurt.
WE ARE doing more than our “fair share”. Japan, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, Kuwait, Israel and the United Arab Emirates are among many countries refusing to take Syrian refugees. Poland, Slovakia and Hungary will accept only Christians.
THIS is not our responsibility. Australia didn’t bomb in Syria.
EUROPE is paying the price for its weakness — and that of the US. They refused to intervene when jihadist and other groups started to attack Syria’s Assad regime, triggering the refugee exodus. Now Europe won’t defend its borders.
EUROPE has struggled to assimilate large Muslim populations in France, Sweden, Germany and elsewhere. Illegal immigration of 4000 people a day — mainly Muslim and young — represents an existential threat.