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Reader comment on item: Let Refugees Remain in Their Own Culture Zones

Submitted by Lars Nielsen (Denmark), Sep 25, 2013 at 04:59

When discussing asylum and in broader perspective immigration, there are two considerations to take. The welfare of the fugitives/immigrants, and the welfare of the countries to receive them.

Obviously, there is no ethical reason to receive immigrants, who are not contributing to the welfare of the receiving nation. But when receiving fugitives, there is a basic obligation to protect them from persecution.

However, there is also an obligation to protect the citizens of the receiving country against asylants, who cannot integrate into the receiving society and therefore commit crimes, disturb public order, turn into terrorism and become an economic burden to society.

Unfortunately, these risks have been underestimated, when it comes to receiving muslim fugitives. Therefore asylum treaties must be changed, so there is no obligation to receive muslim fugitives. It is as simple as that.


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