Should we accept the 25 000 refugees in Canada ?
by 1431536 on November 19, 2015 - 7:15pm
I know when reading the title you will probably say: oh no not another article on the attack...
But, what I want to do with this post is not to bore you, it is to woke up some people who seems to not understand very well the situation.
Should we accept the 25 000 refugees in Canada ? There are two way of thinking. Some people think that we should protect ourselves by refusing or slowing the process of the Syrian refuge. We need to be careful with this statement. Syrian people are not terrorists, they actually want to escaped from them. People fleeing Syria are those who suffer the most from terrorism, they are the most vulnerable. I find funny to see people on Facebook with the flag of France as profile picture saying things such as we can't let 25000 Syrian enter Canada because terrorists could infiltrate. Do we really want to help them or just make believe that we have compassion? There is even a petition on social media against aid to Syrian. I understand that terrorism can be very scary, I fear myself, but to ignore such a catastrophe... it is almost inhuman. No human being deserves to live in such violence. It is time to be brave and face our fears. Our government will not let anyone enter our country. There will be many security measures including an investigation into the past of each Syrian. What you must also understand, is that anyone can be a terrorist, even in Quebec. Everyone can become radicalized at any time. So , why deny people who lives daily misery , for fear that some terrorists might enter, while your neighbour who live in your country could be radicalized without you knowing ?
Humanists will never let 25 000 died in such circumstances. They will always advocate human life. That means they would never agree to close our doors to people in need who dreams of being hosted in our beautiful country. Humanist understand that we got only one precious life. As the president of the American Humanist Association stated :"As humanists we understand that we get just one life, so life is very precious to us. It's a core value. The wanton killing in Paris on Friday is a tragic reminder of the need to embrace basic human rights. »