Monday, 9 July 2018

Somali refugees terrorising London

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"In the Evening Standard, Wayne, an ex-gangster from Plumstead, gave an interview in which he explained that the resettled kids from war zones had upped the ante in gangland. ‘In the last ten years, since the Somalis and the Congolese came to London, they taught us a whole new level of violence. These people had seen family members mutilated, so when they said, “I’m gonna smash you up”, us guys would be shouting, “Yo blud, wot you mean?” and they would just pull out a blade and juk [stab] you in the chest. It upped the speed and level for us British-born guys. We had to arm up to protect ourselves. It created an upward spiral.’

"Not Amber Rudd, not Sadiq Khan nor Theresa May would ever speak publicly about this, for fear of seeming racist. But isn’t that in itself racist? It implies that the problem is somehow to do with skin colour, when any poor kid forced into a civil war might well be brutalised by it. We absolutely have a duty to offer asylum to children fleeing horrific circumstances, but we also have a duty to acknowledge the increased dangers the police face as a result. If we don’t, these multiply."


From a piece in The Spectator by Mary Wakefield, whom I greatly like and who is usually a source of kindly, wise common sense. Here she lapses into talking nonsense when she says the British 'absolutely' had a duty to offer asylum to boys fleeing war zones, some of whom unsurprisingly grew up to be the men you find in brutal African war zones. 


We may have had a legal duty to offer them asylum (if the refugees somehow reached our shores) but we had no moral duty to admit them. We could instead have paid for them to have been housed in camps near Somalia's borders.


We in fact had a duty not to admit violent young criminals. If Norway or France become war zones then we probably have a moral duty to take in asylum seekers and I doubt if many Norwegian refugees would have formed violent gangs. Distance is a coefficient in the determining who is my neighbour. Our duty is to future generations of Englishmen and women, to hand on intact the great country we received. 

1 comment:

  1. And at Bristol they seem to have access to firearms and large quantities of Khat

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