| Surprise! After secret talks, tiny Vermont town gets 100 Muslim migrants
| Friday, May 13, 2016
|“Louras made no apologies for excluding the public from the planning.
If the proposal had been floated earlier, the mayor said, the debate
would have become ‘about them’ — meaning the Syrians, their culture, and
possible links to terrorism — instead of whether the city had the means
to accommodate the refugees.
” Yes, and we can’t possibly have a public discussion about whether the
migrants have possible links to terrorism. That would be
“Islamophobic.” “’The benefits, economically and culturally, that we will recognize
is exactly what the community needs at this time,’ said Louras, the
grandson of a Greek immigrant who fled the Ottoman Turks a century ago.”
It has almost certainly not entered Louras’ mind that any of the people
he is bringing to his town might share the world view and aspirations
and goals of those who drove his grandparents out of Ottoman Turkey.
Inconceivable! Meanwhile, back in the real world, Ahmad al-Mohammed and one other of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees.
In February 2015, the Islamic State boasted it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees. And the Lebanese Education Minister said in September 2015 that there were 20,000 jihadis among the refugees in camps in his country. Meanwhile, 80% of migrants who have come to Europe claiming to be fleeing the war in Syria aren’t really from Syria at all.“Vermont city prepares for Syrian refugees with welcome, wariness,” by Craig F. Walker, Boston Globe, May 13, 2016 :
Read it all here..................
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 10:04 PM