Syrian refugees in Belgrade, Serbia, are waiting for an opportunity to travel north to cross the border with Hungary, entering the EU [AP] from Aljazeera.com
Exactly how does that make anything better? You think that is the way to keep yourselves safe? That is the example you set your children? We only help ourselves and the rest of humanity be damned. Tell me again exactly how that makes us better than those who act in hate and ignorance, who use violence instead of dialogue and show mercy to none?
Shutting your doors to the innocent is not the way to make your world safe.
Just for a moment imagine it is your child who has had to flee from violence and terror and then imagine that those who claimed the moral ground, who called themselves "good", did not help her when they could?
We are safe only when we do the right thing, when we treat others as we would want to be treated and when we do not fall to ignorance, prejudice, bigotry and fear.
As a man dressed in white recently said to Congress
“Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated. Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves. In a word, if we want security, let us give security."
*Refugee - a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
For information on the Syrian refugee crisis go here to read the Mercy Corps Quick Facts: What you need to know about the Syrian crisis.
If you want to donate to help Syrian Refugees here is a guide to some some good options including Mercy Corps.
Robert Bentley "I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way. We refuse Syrian refugees."