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Sunday, October 04, 2015

"Is it supposed to be like this?"

"Are we supposed to go outside without arming ourselves? Rape after rape occurs and no one is doing anything about it. I was born and raised in Vårby Gård, but seven years ago, we had to move because we couldn't take the dogs out in the evenings due to the non-Europeans driving on the sidewalks. If you didn't move out of the way, they would jump out of the car and hit you. If you called the police, they do nothing -- in a suburb of Stockholm. When my brother told some of these men off, a rocket (the kind you use at New Year's) appeared in his mailbox. You can imagine how loud the blast was. Women and girls are raped by these non-European men, who come here claiming they are unaccompanied children, even though they are grown men...."
"It is easy to get weapons today, I wonder if that is what we Swedes need to do, arm ourselves to dare to go shopping. Well, now I am getting to what happened at a major department store: Two people were killed and not just killed, there is talk online of beheading."
"The Prime Minister will not say a word, but resources are allocated to asylum housings, a slap in the face for the relatives who just had two of their kin slain. Swedish newspapers will not say a word, but fortunately, there are foreign newspapers that tell the truth. We Swedes can't change apartments, we live five people in three bedrooms. Two of us are unemployed, looking, looking and looking for work. The only option is employment agencies. I'm 50 years old, on part-time sick leave because of two chronic illnesses, I cannot run around from one place to another. But more and more asylum seekers keep coming in. There are no apartments, no jobs, we don't dare go shopping anymore, but we're supposed to think everything's great."
"Unfortunately, I believe the Prime Minister needs to start reading foreign newspaper to find out that Sweden is going under. I found out that the mass immigration costs billions every year, and the only thing the immigrants do is smoke waterpipes in places like Vårby Gård. This is happening in other places too, of course. Now it's starting to spread; you will see that in the opinion polls, next time they are published. Soon, all Swedes will vote for the Sweden Democrats. They are getting more and more supporters every day."
"You Cabinet Ministers do not live in the exposed areas, you live in your fancy residential neighborhoods, with only Swedish neighbors. It should be obligatory for all politicians to live for at least three months in an area consisting mostly of immigrants, the car should be taken from you so you'd have to use public transport. ... After three months, you would see my point."
"I am scared stiff of what is happening in this country. What will the government do about this?" Swedish citizen complaint to government; one among many
"Now, Swedes see the welfare system failing them. More and more senior citizens fall into the "indigent" category; close to 800,000 of Sweden's 2.1 million retirees, despite having worked their whole lives, are forced to live on between 4,500 and 5,500 kronor ($545 - $665) a month. Meanwhile, seniors who immigrate to Sweden receive the so-called "elderly support subsidy" -- usually a higher amount -- even though they have never paid any taxes in Sweden."
Ingrid Carlqvist, -- Sweden -- Gatestone Institute

"The head of German intelligence, Hans-Georg Maaßen, was warned that radical Muslims in Germany are canvassing the refugee shelters looking for new recruits. He said: "Many of the asylum seekers have a Sunni religious background. In Germany there is a Salafist scene that sees this as a breeding ground. We are observing that Salafists are appearing at the shelters disguised as volunteers and helpers, deliberately seeking contact with refugees to invite them to their mosques to recruit them to their cause."
"The editor of the newspaper Neue Westfälische, Ansgar Mönter, reports that Salafists in Bielefeld, a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, have already infiltrated refugee centers in the area by bringing toys, fruits and vegetables for the migrants."
"Mönter says "naïve" politicians are contributing to the radicalization of refugees by are asking Muslim umbrella groups in the country to reach out to the migrants."
"Mönter points out that the main Muslim groups in Germany all adhere to fundamentalist interpretations of Islam and are anti-Western in outlook. Some groups have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood while others want to implement Sharia law in Germany. According to Mönter, politicians should not be encouraging these groups to establish contact with the new migrants."
"We have to dispense with the illusion that all of those who are coming here are human rights activists. ... We are getting reports of threats of aggression, including threats of beheading, by Sunnis against Shiites, but Yazidis and Christians are the most impacted. Those Christian converts who do not hide their faith stand a 100% probability of being attacked and mobbed." — Max Klingberg, director of the Frankfurt-based International Society for Human Rights."
Soeren Kern, -- Germany -- Gatestone Institute

A great debate is taking place in Canada, introduced as a moral imperative during the election campaign leading to the polls on 19 October. The government has pledged to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees, and the opposition parties in hot contention to lead the country after the election, both insist that Canada has a human rights obligation to absorb many more refugees and haven seekers than the Conservative-led government is willing to commit to.

The opposition wants to expedite things, to immediately bring in the hordes of suffering humanity. And much of the Canadian public is with them in this regard, eager to come to the aid of those whose flight from oppression and conflict has moved their hearts. They cite the sacrifices made by Germany and Sweden in those two countries' determination to absorb immense numbers of refugees and migrants flooding Europe as their obligation as decent societies.

So that, in essence, there should be no necessity to investigate whether or not refugees waiting to be absorbed are legitimate refugees, economic migrants, capable of adjusting to the values and priorities of a western European-based democratic society for which equality and pluralism should match, or whether, as is known to happen, there are among those posing as refugees, jihadists eager to infiltrate the West and wreak instability to further their Islamist cause.

At one time, before social welfare became an instrument of responsible governments in Europe and North America, immigrants were mostly of European background and when they arrived in their new countries they had to integrate, to learn the language, to find employment, to settle themselves and their families and support them. Hard work and dedication to family needs along with loyalty to the new country and its values were also reflected in the less-favoured Asians who were brought to Canada as labourers.

Now, immigrants and refugees come from the Caribbean, from Africa, from the Middle East, bringing with them their heritage cultures, given equal respect to the indigenous traditions and values, even if they conflict. The government social welfare system is renowned for its generosity and it includes language training, assisted housing, employment assistance and other types of social welfare, including universal medicare. While many immigrants take pride in fending for themselves, others remain in perpetuity on welfare, comfortable with tax-paid assistance.

The official policy of multiculturalism and the respect given cultures at variance with the prevailing one has the effect of failing to integrate newcomers creating in the process ethnic and religious separate enclaves by choice where groups are unwilling to become integrated with the whole, holding themselves aloof and apart; in essence bringing to the new country some of the very cultural institutions which had negated their human rights entitlements in their places of origin.

And while most Muslims are peaceful and tolerant, it is by now well enough recognized that among the general Muslim population are those who are anything but, resentful of living among non-Muslims, and holding the generalized social contract prevailing in free and democratic countries to be inferior and degraded, they present a serious threat to Canadian security. They have no loyalty or interest in any system other than Islam, its ideology, its politics, its goal of social/religious conquest.

Taking advantage of universal social benefits while conspiring to destroy the equality values and the laws that reflect the culture and values inherent in the country bespeaks a threat to the integrity and social contract that makes the country uniquely able to absorb immigrants and transform them into Canadians with shared values. And then there is the cost of absorbing immigrants who may not be prepared to make an effort to be fully independent of welfare.

The economic activities of immigrants in low skilled employment finds their average incomes and tax payments (according to Statistics Canada) beneath those of long-term Canadians while immigrants use the same government services as any other Canadian. When the total number of immigrants including refugees exceed a certain number the toll on the total Canadian economy can be substantial.

Taking all the pros and cons into consideration, the country while absorbing an average of a quarter-million new immigrants annually, maintains a useful balance. Exceeding that creates a fiscal burden. At the same time the establishment of ethnic enclaves, where certain immigrants fail to become part of the generalized society often results in a chafing of society. Add to that the threat of jihadists among the population and the result is problems that have to be faced.

There is the experience of the two European countries most given to opening their doors in welcome of people who have suffered the extremes of human rights abuses, sadly common in countries where Islam predominates. Where restive ethnic, tribal and sectarian challenges diminish the quality of life in those countries, and where, in immigration and haven-seeking, accepting countries risk ending up with results not contemplated in advance of their generous offers of haven.

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