I'm a little disappointed Samuel, I never expected to hear glib thoughtless comments like that from you!
The boat arrivals need to be sorted, there are some who are no doubt opportunists looking for a more comfortable life, but Muslim extremists are in short supply in my opinion, most are apathetic and I've even seen some snacking in daylight hours during Ramadam.
There are others who are the victims of persecution which is practised by assaults on members of their race and destruction of their homes and businesses. I am talking about the Sri Lankan Tamils and Hazari Afghani's. Some arrive on our shores in boats as their families sole survivors from this type of event and have badly set broken bones, lost limbs and other scars aplenty to back up their stories.
I know a refugee whose father and teenage brother were shot by the government as they did their chores in their front yard, and I have seen photo's of them in their coffins taken at their funeral.
I met a refugee a few weeks ago, a former successful business man who lost everything in 2009 after being driven out by the governing army in Sri Lanka. He said he knew that tens of thousands of Tamils have been murdered and lie buried under top secret military compounds that are kept off the UN's inspection route.
Not pretty, easier to pretend we never heard about it?
Lining up in a queue?? I don't think so, not with governments like this one.
I have also met a young Tamil mother, a christian teacher, who was imprisoned in a camp and lacked food. She was with hundreds of others when their government bombed them while lining up for milk donated by western charities for children under four. Her arm was shattered and her brother was killed.
Several Tamils have assured me their president Mahinda Rajapaksa is just like Saddam Hussein, but there's no interevention on the horizon for this government, these are the people the world's able to forget. http://warwithoutwitness.com/index.php? ... &Itemid=62http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cf ... lease=1153