This is extremely well written, Allison. Well done!
BelieveInAmerica..."Send them home where they can be together,
and stop attacking me for wanting to keep my family safe from Islamic
Terrorists".Another highly intellectual and compassionate
statement. Does it follow the teachings of your church? Many flaws in your
statement. The biggest being these refugees have no home to be sent back to!
Stop attacking liberals for their compassion and most importantly commonsense!
Life in St. George, Utah seems ignorantly blissful.
Some good points being made by readers and at least an effort being made in the
article to begin to provide some information about the "refugee crisis".
That information is centered on Greece here, and one family, and the passing
through via one point of entry to one nation involving seemingly tens of
thousands of people, but an estimated 65 millions of "displaced persons"
is mentioned overall. Such an article makes a little dent in our
overwhelming lack of knowledge on a crucial subject. We know scarcely anything
about the nations involved in the migrations with no accounting of how many are
the economic migrants and how many refugees.Due to this lack of
knowledge and little expressed interest in changing that, we are always in an
awful information deficit, meaning that anyone interested in sorting all this
mess out is still largely guessing. Whatever the stats, if they are accurate,
indicate about those entering Greece it leaves the greater picture still barely
touched upon, a subject surely crying out to be studied far more closely and
comprehensively. This is a complex and massive subject, but the
press at large still does little to enlighten us.
This was a touching story and there but for the Grace of God go any of us. I was very surprised after reading these comments to find way less
compassion than I expected.Am grateful for the focus the LDS Church
leadership has tried to bring to this--and the initiative from last years
General Women's Meeting. After reading this article, I am prompted to renew
my own efforts.Wish the other stable Islamic nations and leaders,
especially the wealthy ones, would rally to the cause.
I'm grateful the Deseret News sent an editor to give us this up-close and
personal look at the situation these refugees face. It is not a simple problem,
but God help all of us who live in our comfortable homes passing judgment on
millions at a time in the name of political expediency. I don't pretend to
have all the answers, but my heart breaks for them. The woman in the story who
paid a smuggler to get her and her 4 children across the Mediterranean - she was
nervous, but wasn't afraid of them dying because it would be better than
their situation back home in Syria. Can we in our comfortable, safe
neighborhoods even contemplate the difficulties these people have faced? Are we
not all human? Don't we all love our families? Don't we all want to
protect and provide for our children? Aren't we all children of God?
Regardless of what policies we may find necessary for protection, if we
don't speak and act with compassion when referring to these suffering
families I believe we are simply blinding ourselves to the real problem. I fear
we'll be held accountable by God for our lack of compassion and love. Let
us speak with respect and love.
Words mean things. If they are escaping war and wish to go back when the war is
over, they're refugees and should be cared for and then sent back. If they
are escaping poverty and wish to remain here, they are immigrants and should go
through the normal channels. This sneaky mass-migration two-step is swamping the
cultures who are foolish enough to embrace it. Research for yourself the rise in
all types of crimes where these cultures are clashing. And for the politicians
it isn't about compassion, it's about demographics. And
how long do you think this civil war in Syria would last if we stopped funding
these so-called rebels? This crisis is Hillary's baby, her only real
accomplishment is her entire career. The truth is Trump might not be ready to be
president but Mrs. Clinton has already proven she's not.
Mr. Trump's idea of a safe area in Syria sounds reasonable especially paid
for by other Muslim nations. In the UK today it was said half of Muslims want
Gay men jailed. Hmmm. Moreover in this nation 25% or more want Sharia law. The
Muslim religion is not compatible with Western Civilization. It is millennium
behind. ISIS is not "radical" Islam. It is orthodox Islam. Moderate
Muslim nations do not practice all the holy scriptures of Islam preach.
We do refugees and ourselves a great disservice to take them out of their home
countries. The best thing would be to establish safe zones within their own
country. When the conflict ends, their country will need them to help rebuild.
By transplanting them here or elsewhere they will be separated from
the country and people they love. In a foreign country they will struggle to
assimilate and face barriers of language and culture for the rest of their
lives. They will also be a tremendous burden on the host country
which is likely already struggling with addressing poverty, homelessness,
healthcare, unemployment, etc.This is not xenophobia, its rational,
Wait...what? Syrian refugees are more than poisonous Skittles?
Xenophobia: fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is
strange or foreign.
Send them home where they can be together, and stop attacking me for wanting to
keep my family safe from Islamic Terrorists.
Thank you to the current American admin that has help to destabalize regions
that were otherwise stable. This is done by design, and the sooner the people
wake up to the fact that all this suffering is intentional for a global crisis,
and a global NWO, the better off we will all be. STOP THE WARS!!