"Or would you shrug and accept there are always the odd bad apple in every crowd?"fredghostmaster wrote:Seph, that was a strange answer to my question, in fact it wasn't really an answer at all was it? It was another question, a great diversionary tactic. Yes, statistically someone you know is more likely to die of cancer etc but that wasn't what I asked. As I said earlier, I lost a good friend in the Aldgate 7/7 bombing, so I know what it is like to lose someone in a terrorist attack in this country, albeit caused by a homegrown bomber. I asked how would you feel if it happened to you, would you want to know how and why a terrorist was allowed in under the guise of being a refugee? Or would you shrug and accept there are always the odd bad apple in every crowd? No one is saying you should hate refugees by the way, stop putting words in peoples mouths. Limiting refugees may be harsh on genuine ones but if it keeps out a few "bad apples" and saves the lives of potentially hundreds of UK citizens, then it is the Government's responsibility to the people of this country to keep them safe. I wonder if you'd still take the moral high ground on everything if you had been personally affected, I hope you never have to find out.
Exactly this. I am rational enough to understand that not everyone is bad and the majority are in fact not psychopaths, whether they are british or immigrants. Its very sad that you lost a friend of yours in the London 7/7 bombings and I'm sorry about that - I was actually due to go use the London public transport system that very day, and this is by no way comparable, but I'm not removed from every position or opinion I hold.
I fully believe that the majority outweigh the needs of the minority but I don't see it as the UK population, but as a global community and these desperate refugees. I have faith in the security forces in the UK, and that we shouldn't yield to paranoia which is effectively giving in to terrorists in many ways. Paranoia and fear is no way to live, and even if we stopped anyone from coming in to this country, there is nothing to suggest we'll be safer....we instead will have just denied thousands of HUMAN BEINGS (it doesn't matter where they are from, we're all the same) a safer place to live, and actually thrive. We are very lucky to have had the enormous genetic accident of being born in the UK and we shouldn't be so protective about it, as if we were in their position, we'd do what we could to get a better and safer life.