Thursday, 16 December 2010
It's really sad that 27 people, believed to have come from Iraq and Iran, have drowned off Christmas Island in an attempt to claim asylum in Australia. Anyone with a basic knowledge of geography (which rules out leftie internationalist aid wasters) knows that Australia is not next door to Iraq and Iran. It's odd that people in fear of persecution didn't just turn themselves over to the authorities in neighbouring countries citing United Nations treaty obligations. Any port in a storm. However, the crap countries in between wouldn't provide the justice and culture of opportunity that Australia offers to successful immigrants. They prefer to criticise the West for causing all the problems in their corner of the world. Rather hypocritical when the vast majority of population of the countries on the way to Australia follow a religion, some say a way of life, one of whose pillars is giving charity to the needy. But the asylum seekers were probably the wrong sect and feared persecution from their co-religionists in the umma. Ironically, the people on the boat were not seeking asylum but running away from the asylum or madhouse that is the muslim world. Why can't they behave better to each other and the rest of the world?