Why was the UK Home Office so eager to be fooled? Why were British officials so naive and credulous when it came to these bearded, balding Muslim migrants claiming to be children? Why were they so eager to admit them into the country? Did they want to prove to their growing and restive Muslim population that they were not “Islamophobic”? This useful idiocy stems from the same source as the Home Office’s ridiculous ban on Pamela Geller and me from entering the country, despite the manifest fact that we have never called for or approved of any violence against anyone. The Home Office is bent on creating a scenario in which Muslims are always and in every case innocent victims of “Islamophobia” and the “far-right,” and not ever purveyors of jihad mass murder. Unfortunately, reality has already intruded and is going to keep intruding upon this scenario.
“‘Child migrants Britain let in were BALDING and BEARDED’ – fresh claim,” by Giles Sheldrick, Express, December 14, 2017:
DOZENS of adult migrants posed as children to get into Britain, a former Border Force chief admitted last night.
After the Jungle refugee camp in Calais closed last year, 750 “vulnerable minors” were granted sanctuary in the UK as part of a deal struck with France. Concern was raised at the time that a number of them appeared to be over 18.
Tony Smith, former director-general of the UK Border Force, said: “I am not confident all the vulnerable minors brought over from Calais were children. In fact, I am confident some of them were not and were actually adult economic migrants posing as children.
“Some would have sworn on their mothers’ lives they were only 16 even though they had a beard and were balding.
“If they can get away with an age they will because minors are treated much more favourably than adults. If they can get away with claiming they are a nationality which is more favourable to getting asylum, like a Somali or Syrian, then why not claim that? There is a huge amount of deception in immigration.”
His comments heap further embarrassment on the Home Office which was criticised at the time for failing to check that those arriving were who they claimed to be.
Mr Smith said: “I have seen cases where blatantly grown adults have been treated as minors, but that’s not my decision, it’s put in the hands of an independent adjudicator.”…