Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Yes, Virginia, Refugees are Just Like Us

"Levi West, director of terrorism studies at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, said it was 'patently false' to suggest refugee status was a contributing factor to extremism. He said most refugees 'just become taxpayers and mortgage holders and send their kids to school'." (Experts back spy chief on refugee terror denial, Michael Koziol, Sydney Morning Herald, 31/5/17)

Dear Mr West: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends (such as Pauline, who says they have horns) say refugees are not like us. Please tell me the truth; are they just like us?

VIRGINIA, your little friends (particularly Pauline) are wrong. Yes, VIRGINIA, refugees are just like us.

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