Why so many Westerners, such as the befogged members of “Residents Against Racism,” seem to assume that anyone and everyone has a natural right to immigrate to the Western country of his choice is beyond me. It is also beyond me why officials in Western countries evaluate immigration applications with virtually no attention to the questions of whether the applicant poses an immediate security risk and whether or not he intends to aid in the subversion of the government and civilization of his new country and their replacement with something quite different: Islamic law.
If Ireland were determined to resist Islamization, it would evaluate the status of these 41 hunger strikers in light of their adherence to the Sharia, and desire (or lack thereof) ultimately to live under it in Ireland. It would accept them into Ireland only if they are determined to become Irish, not if they wish to form a political and social Islamic enclave within Ireland. And if they are accepted into the country, they should be immediately deported if they begin activities that promote Sharia.
But as you can see from this article, such considerations are nowhere on the radar screen. And they won’t be. From the BBC, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Talks have been taking place to end a seven day long hunger strike by Afghan asylum seekers in a Dublin cathedral.
Forty-one men began their protest at St Patrick’s Cathedral last Sunday.
They have vowed to starve themselves to death unless they can stay in Ireland, claiming they fear being tortured in their homeland….
Some of the men were said to have tied ropes around their necks and threatened to jump from the organ loft.
A number have also again began to refuse water as part of their protest….
“I understand there are ropes tied around their necks in a dramatic fashion. I also understand that they have knives or they certainly claim to have knives,” a Church of Ireland official told the AFP news agency.
Rosanna Flynn, of campaign group Residents Against Racism, claimed some of the children inside the cathedral had attempted suicide during Thursday night.
The group has organised a support rally for the men at 1400 BST on Saturday.
The Irish government is refusing to negotiate on the men’s asylum claims….
Supporters of the men have hung a banner on railings outside the cathedral, stating: “No-one is illegal.”
The men began their protest on Sunday afternoon.
Irish Justice Minister Michael McDowell urged the men to stop the protest but said he would not negotiate with them.
He said the men had not yet exhausted the asylum appeals process.
The Afghans say they are from a mixture of ethnic and political backgrounds and have denied that any of them were Taleban members.