Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Open the Border

Part of the immigration debate are those who suggest Britain is a small island, with not much room and we are now full up. Of course,  such claims defy the fact that there is plenty of spare room if we wished. 

The urbanised part of Britain occupies less than 10 per cent of the surface area. The urbanised part of Surrey occupies less of Surrey than Surrey golf courses. So - plenty of space if we put peoples desperate need for refuge to those who spoil a good walk by hitting a ball into little holes.  

The 2011 census projected that the total urban area in England and Wales was 1.1 million hectares or just 7.4 per cent of all land. 

The UK ranks 44th by the World Bank out of territories for highest population density, behind the Netherlands, Japan, Barbados, Belgium and India.


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Peter Bennett said...

These people will be Muslims. Who will not let you draw funny pictures of Mohammed.Reject homosexuality and apostates would be hounded. To them we are kaffirs.The west has had the elightment and has a developed democracy. No Muslim country has and their political set up is still in the dark ages. Let them try Saudi Arabia. Ranks 207 for population denisty. Plenty of room!

ajohnstone said...

Many have short memories and forget that NATO went to war with Serbia over Kosovo...who were mostly muslims. Many non-Muslim country also reject homosexuality eg Kenya and Uganda and Zimbabweand others. Atheists are discriminated in some states in the US

Many Muslim countries inhabited predominantly by Muslims are democracies, or should i say just as democratic as most other nations are.

Peter Bennett said...

Please address my comments and not give examples of other biased peoples.
I was addressing Muslims and their core beliefs. They are not compatible with western ideas.
Would you like to be a Muslim woman? Your evidence in court is worth 1/2 a man's.

ajohnstone said...

So is excluding muslim women from entry to to UK or Europe where they would be accorded full equal rights regardless of religion is assisting them?

Yes, you are right. Muslim women in many Arab countries that exercise sharia law do not offer equality. Not so in all countries where the muslim religion is the majority one.

Peter Bennett said...

I am not talking about assisting Muslin women or not.. Your article was about refugees. Muslim refugees.I object to their core beliefs which is not compatible wih the western law.

ajohnstone said...

There are already many tens of thousands of Muslims already living in the UK and EU, All quite law-abiding on the whole.

You assume all refugees are Muslims, many Syrian and Africa christians are in those numbers trying to flee wars that were instigated by the UK, US and the EU.

Nor are all Muslims are homogeneous in their interpretation of the beliefs in Islam or the application of Sharia law.

International laws on refugees since you wish to claim some legal reason for your discrimination by citing compatibility with "western law" does not permit any "religious test" for those seeking sanctuary from the danger of death as you seem to wish to impose. It is for the "west" to follow the law, not to make it up as they go along...and that means prosecuting any who commit sex assaults, just to pre-empt what i guess would be your come-back.

In 2014, a study by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights found that more than 1 in 2 women experience sexual harassment. One in 3 women have experienced physical and/or sexualised violence since the age of 15. Statistics by the German Federal Police count more than 7,300 reported rapes and sexual assaults in Germany every year, equating to more than 20 every day. Not to mention the many more that are never reported. Are Muslims responsible for all those crimes? Of course not.

Taking the New Testament saying i wonder "Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but don’t consider the beam that is in your own eye?"...