When it comes to taking Muslim refugees from Europe, Andrew Bolt reports from Australia: Of the 21 Australians jailed for terrorism offences, all are Muslim and nine were born in Lebanon or to Lebanese families. Then there’s the organized crime.
We responded to the wars in Afghanistan and Somalia by taking in more Muslim refugees. Again, we have paid a price in a loss of security in this age of jihad and increasing tribalism. Children have turned to gangs, gun crime, outlaw bikie groups and jihadist groups, with one stabbing two police officers in Melbourne.
True, most Muslim immigrants make fine Australians. But a significant minority do not assimilate well or safely.
Now, once again we’re told to take in refugees from a Muslim civil war, this time in Syria, when we already have tensions from that war creating strife between Syrians in Sydney.
And while seven ‘Australians’ were stopped at the airport recently on their way to join ISIS in the Middle East, the immigration minister claims that 350 have been stopped from traveling to the war zone in 2014/15.
Here in New Zealand the problem is proportionately smaller as you might expect, with somewhere between 40 and 80 Muslims on the SIS watch list. However, one could reasonably argue that is 40 – 80 too many.
The 2006 census recorded 37,000 Muslims in New Zealand although reliable estimates put the present number closer to 60,000. While that is only 0.1% making the SIS watch list, that means for every 1,000 Muslims we allow into this country one wants to actively engage in jihad overseas, or possibly on New Zealand soil. The Australian experience is such that for every one that wants to travel, there are hundreds who are prepared to fund them, and thousands who, while not prepared to travel, or to fund them, agree with their cause.
Meanwhile the advocate for taking more Muslim asylum seekers, Angela Merkyl had this to say back in 2010.
Speaking to a meeting of young members of her Christian Democratic Union party, Merkel said the idea of people from different cultural backgrounds living happily "side by side" did not work.
She said the onus was on immigrants to do more to integrate into German society.
"This [multicultural] approach has failed, utterly failed," Merkel told the meeting in Potsdam, west of Berlin, yesterday.
Her remarks will stir a debate about immigration in a country which is home to around 4 million Muslims.
Given that she admits that having people from different cultural backgrounds ‘living happily "side by side" did not work’ – what on earth is she thinking when inviting 800,000 Muslim asylum seekers into Germany this year?
Why is she calling those who protest this action neo-Nazi’s, when they are simply echoing her own observations made back in 2010?
Meanwhile here in New Zealand our own Prime Minster is being lobbied to increase our refugee quota from 750 per annum to 1,000 in response to the refugee crisis in Europe. Presently the world’s population is increasing at a rate exceeding 8,000 per hour. In Europe they are not reproducing themselves, and haven’t been for a long time. The population growth therefore is happening in Africa, the Middle East and central Asia.
While taking an additional 250 or even 1,000 Muslim asylum seekers is equivalent to about seven minutes of population growth in the region, statistically it adds another one or two Muslims who are hot for jihad to our SIS watch list. Sooner or later they are going to kill someone for Allah in New Zealand, and then what will all those clamorous voices say?