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Only Muslims can solve their own problems

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Nov 25, 2021 at 10:22

According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, there were 82.4 million refugees in 2020, around 70% of whom were from Muslim countries, a clear over-representation. That's almost 58 million Muslim refugees in one year. One may conclude from this that there are major quality-of-life issues in Muslim countries. Let's categorize the various responses to this crisis, what the problems are, as well as posit a solution.
The case presented above illustrates the refugee weaponization approach. Belarus and Turkey have cynically acted for reasons of revenge or monetary extortion. Countries like Greece and Poland find themselves exposed on the front lines of such Mafia-like tactics.
Then there are the western bleeding-heart liberals. Drawing on Judeo-Christian values of charity (ex. "Love the stranger"), millions of refugees have been admitted, and presumably, millions more will be welcomed forever, the costs be damned.
On the other end of the spectrum is the more conservative charity-begins-at home crowd, who take a less accommodating, less idealistic, stance.
So far, most of the debate has been about how non-Muslims should respond to what is a Muslim problem. One seldom hears talk of the local causes, of the apparent collapse of civil society in many Muslim countries, which are being abandoned by hordes of unhappy residents, often at great personal risk and financial sacrifice. Top Muslim exit countries are Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Eritrea, Somalia, Turkey, Nigeria, Iran, Bangladesh and Sudan. The commonality here is the prevalence of poverty, sectarian violence, and religious and civil repression. Poverty and violence go together, cause and effect are debatable.
Instead of having an honest discussion about the ideological bases for religious intolerance and civil strife, and how they can be remedied, these local problems are either ignored, blamed on Israel, or chalked up to western racism and colonialism. Islam is the third rail of the politically correct, and criticizing it is considered blasphemous and punishable under Sharia law.
Things will only change when the Muslims themselves take things in hand, own up to their shortcomings, and make their countries desirable places to live. 58 million no votes a year should cause some soul searching. Meanwhile, we in the West should not allow ourselves to be bullied into importing a toxic culture.

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