Sunday’s Thought: Who is right ?

Let’s search the humanity ?


In CANADA


Syrian Refugees Greeted by Justin Trudeau in Canada

 “This is a wonderful night where we get to show not just a planeload of new Canadians what Canada is all about, but we get to show the world how to open our hearts and welcome people who are fleeing extraordinarily difficult straits,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau personally welcomes Syrian refugees

With much coaxing, a tired and bewildered little girl finally managed a sweet smile for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as she was handed a teddy bear.

“Welcome to your new home,” Canada’s Prime Minister told her and her family as they were surrounded by government workers and volunteers who seemed nearly as excited to see them as they were to finally make it Canada.

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Canada prime minister welcomes wave of Syrian refugees

Welcoming the 163 refugees, new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country was “showing the world how to open our hearts”.

The newly elected Liberal government has pledged to take in 25,000 refugees by the end of February.

Canada’s stance on the issue differs sharply to that of the US, which has been reluctant to take in migrants


In the US


More than half the nation’s governors say Syrian refugees not welcome

More than half the nation’s governors say they oppose letting Syrian refugees into their states. … Only 1,500 Syrian refugees have been accepted into the United States since 2011, but the Obama administration announced in September that 10,000 Syrians will be allowed entry next year.

Where as the US is a major actor of the war against terrorism due to what many are being forced to be refugees, and flee.

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German Response to Refugees Puts U.S. to Shame

Obama is pro-immigration. Yet his moral leadership is limited by his Republican opponents, who claim to put security ahead of humanitarian values. Merkel, a reluctant global leader, has been thrust into the role of the world’s foremost defender of these values.

Germany expects up to 1.5 million migrants in 2015. Refugee influx faced by Germany will be almost twice the official estimate, according to leaked government figures.

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Syrian refugees in America: separating fact from fiction in the debate

Obama has condemned more than half of the US’s governors as ‘un-American’ for saying they will no longer provide placement for Syrian refugees. Who is right?

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‘Unacceptable behaviour’

Mr Trump issued a campaign statement following the San Bernardino shootings calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”.

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Trump: Muslim ban like FDR policies in WWII

“What I’m doing is no different than FDR,” Mr Trump said on ABC’s Good Morning America, likening himself to President Franklin Roosevelt who forcibly detained 110,000 people in government detention camps.


How people are reacting


Donald Trump Muslim Comments: Sadiq Khan says ‘I hope Trump loses – badly’

Labour’s London mayoral candidate says he hopes US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump “loses badly”, following comments that Muslims should be banned from entering the US.

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We debate Donald Trump’s Muslim comments

More than half a million Brits say Donald Trump shouldn’t be allowed into the UK after he said Muslims should be banned from entering the USA, but should Donald Trump be banned from Britain, if we believe in Freedom of Speech? Join in the debate, Sunday morning, from 11am.

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David Cameron criticises Donald Trump ‘Muslim ban’ call

David Cameron regards comments made by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump as “divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong”, Downing Street has said.

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Trump UK ban petition passes 370,000 signatures

A petition calling for Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be barred from entering the UK has gathered more than 370,000 names, so MPs will have to consider debating it. but

A counter-petition, set up on Wednesday, saying Mr Trump should not be banned as it would be “totally illogical” has attracted more than 9,000 signatures.

Any petition with more than 100,000 signatures is automatically considered for debate in Parliament.

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Don’t give terror groups propaganda says Guterres

GENEVA, UNHCR – The head of the UN Refugee Agency António Guterres has warned that anti-Muslim rhetoric, including pressure for tighter border controls, could backfire and play into the hands of terror groups.

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Donald Trump is no longer funny, he’s dangerous, says Hillary Clinton

Democrat candidate tells NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers that the billionaire was ‘shameful and wrong’ with his comments about Muslims. Hillary Clinton has condemned Donald Trump, calling him shameful, dangerous and declaring: “I no longer think he’s funny.” (Added on 14/12/2015

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Refugees are innocent victim**


 

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23 Comments

  1. I like that you brought up both sides of the story. This is not an easy question for any country. Do we reject the poor, homeless and war-torn masses because of the possibility of harm to those already living here? My heart says one thing while my head says another. But in most cases, my heart usually wins out.
    America was built on immigrants. Historically, there have always been law-abiding, good-hearted people and bad, corrupt people who have crossed its borders. Is it any different now? Yes, the bad ones have more weapons at their disposal to do more harm, but evil people will harm no matter what. I believe it is our job to reach out to the displaced thousands and help them find a new life. Isn’t that what our Declaration of Independence states? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” ALL men…ALL people.
    There are times I want to close the borders when people are killed and evil seems to be winning, but in my heart, I know there is still more good than evil in this world. And one day, we will be held accountable for the good we did in these dark times.

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    1. Hi Melissa! I am really happy to have your comments on my blog, I learned a lot from you when I was a new and joined the blogging. What about your book HOPE and your Travel blog ! You have changed the theme of your blog, looks amazing !
      You are right that the universe is very complex as no view or decision is acceptable for all. What I think is there is still chance of development around the humanity, less competition more harmony, which has been missing. ‘ALL men…ALL people’ ! Many thanks.

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      1. Hi Jesi, thank you so much for your compliments! I’m glad that my small blog could be inspirational to you in developing yours!
        My book has only sold a few copies, but it was mainly just for friends and family. I wanted them to have my thoughts in a form they could hold them in.
        Since returning from England, I have to admit that I have shamefully stopped writing on my travel blog. I’ve been very focused on finding work in my home city and having just recently found one, I can start relaxing again and write more. I hope you are well! ❤ 🙂

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              1. It was just an ad. But what a nice thought. I might work more on marketing my book this year, but for now I have to concentrate on work. Have a great day Jesi!

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      1. Jesi I have been to Canada several times, and loved it when I was there. I love your comments here about being confident without fear, and having a big heart. Yes! Peace to you.

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    1. Thank you Ken. The US is a place of pride of democracy and human rights made by many humanitarians like you. So I think tycoons do not understand the meaning of humanity as it is not gaining profit. They don’t understand the power of pain.

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