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in response to reader comment: Describing Banerjee's solution as amusing is extremely kind

Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Oct 10, 2013 at 22:25

I do base my solution on the following points.

1. The problems that the Islamic world faces are due to the exploitative economic policies put in place by the pro-US dictators in the region. The same has been highlighted by many independent think tanks in both US and Israel as well as the UNDP "Arab world development report".

2. The West offers more economic opportunities to the Muslim world. Muslims have been contributing greatly to Western economies for a long time. Quite a few of NASA-s scientists are Iranian muslims.

3. Even many social conservatives in many conservative websites like NationalReview , Christianitytoday , Amconmag.com point out that the West's social norms are coming gradually unstuck as a current all-is-allowed cultural norm is slowly eroding the basic tenets of the Western social fabric. Majority of Americans are now born out of wedlock. I believe the immigration of Muslims should be welcomed by these conservatives as a strong bastion for those same family values that these Western conservatives cherish so much.

4. Even the Catholic Church has asked the governments in Europe and US to open up the borders to those refugees fleeing from persecution in places like Iraq , Iran , Syria , Libya and Egypt.

5. The East absorbed a great number of Westerners from the overcrowded West as colonists , settlers , missionaries in the 19-th and 18-th centuries. It is time for the West to return the favor to an overcrowded East.

6. Quite a few of the hotspots in the Muslim world are in shambles thanks to well avoidable Western policies like for example the US war in Iraq and sanctions on Iran. It is thus a moral imperative for the Western societies to open itself up towards more immigration from the Muslim world.

These are all my arguments. Please provide your counter-arguments.

Thanks and regards with best wishes

Debanjan

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