*Â Presumably this is in response to the removal of temporary protection visas – the arrival of one family member can now allow for the rest of the family to follow, greatly inflating the numbers arriving through unofficial channels.
Lone children found on people-smuggling boats
UNACCOMPANIED children are increasingly turning up as asylum seekers on vessels attempting to cross from Indonesia to Australia, the Immigration Minister, Chris Evans, said yesterday.
People-smugglers charge up to $18,000 for the trip from the Middle East and Sri Lanka, meaning families can sometimes only afford to send one member.
“People have bought the eldest son a ticket,” Senator Evans said.
This week, Indonesian police stopped a boat as it was about to depart from West Timor to Australia. Among the 13 asylum-seekers detained was a nine-year-old and two 17-year-olds. Other boats that have made it to Australia have also included minors.
Senator Evans said people-smugglers were changing tactics to avoid detection by police. This included moving asylum seekers quickly from Indonesia onto a boat headed for Australia
“They are people who have been put, if you like, on a fast track through third countries like Malaysia, brought in quickly to Indonesia,” he said.
“Some of them have only been on a beach for a couple of hours before they get on a boat.”
Senator Evans praised Indonesian police after the arrest this week of Haj Sakih, an alleged people-smuggling ringleader detained on Wednesday night. He also said the Australian Federal Police assisted in the operation to detain Sakih, which has been running for months and has snared several other members of the syndicate while preventing 15 boats from coming to Australia.
Five boats have made it, including one with 35 suspected asylum seekers that was intercepted in Australian waters on Tuesday.
Sakih will face immigration, fraud and deception charges and could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison. He was found with $US24,000 ($37,240) in his possession.
Sakih was initially identified as Iranian but the head of national security in the Indonesian police, Brigadier General Badrodin Haiti, said yesterday he was a Pakistani.
Police sources said many of those arrested in Indonesia, and others who remain at large, have been involved in people-smuggling for as long as 10 years ago, when the first big waves of boat people came to Australia.
The Opposition blames a relaxing of the Howard government’s punitive immigration policy for the latest influx. But Senator Evans has pointed to the deteriorating security situation in countries such as Afghanistan.
Immigration officials acknowledge that criminal syndicates are exploiting the changes as a “marketing opportunity”.
Two things in the article above cry out for comment:
“Since that time the population has grown to fourty [sic] thousand, with most coming into the country seeking asylum.”
“Asylum” from what? Muslims fleeing from Muslim countries? Why do they need asylum? Explain what the word “asylum” means. Only Christians and Jews and Hindus and Buddhists and other non-Muslims require “asylum” from Muslim countries. Muslims don’t. If there is economic backwardness, if there is political despotism and warlordism, if there is a mess – that’s what Islam brings. That comes with the package of Islam. No Muslim needs to be given “asylum” from what can be attributed to Islam itself. Otherwise half the population of the Muslim world would be entitled to “asylum” in the advanced, non-Muslim West.
“Those who have just arrived here say they notice that life is quieter and very different to the country of their birth but say they have finally found peace here, and want to make it their home.”
“They have finally found peace here” in the place they “want to make…their home” but they fail utterly to realize that what they are fleeing is Islam itself, and its natural consequences. And what they find — that “peace” — is the result of the steady buildup over time of the advanced nation-states of the West, entirely by non-Muslims, and with advances, political, economic, social, intellectual, and moral — impossible under Islam. People fleeing the Nazis or the Communists, who found “peace” in, for example, the United States, knew exactly what they were fleeing and would never have worked, once in the United States, to further Nazism or Communism. It was that which they detested. But Muslims fleeing the chaos and wretchednees of Muslim-dominated lands do not recognize the fact, cannot allow themselves to recognize the fact, even as they take every advantage of what Infidel nation-states offer them, that it is Islam itself that they actually fled, Islam that explains the miseries that they are attempting to avoid. The hostility, the aggression, even the noisiness of Muslim life (where everyone speaks to everyone else in voices far louder than anywhere in the non-Muslim world — it is the constant din, the constant hysterical screaming, that most impresses an Infidel visitor to Muslim lands), the inshallah-fatalism, the inability to recognize the rights of others, but non-Muslim peoples (a real inability, a deep intellectual and moral lapse or paralysis) — all this comes from Islam, and it is all this that they bring with them and seek, whether in the first generation, or later generations, to spread and impose on non-Muslim states into which they have been allowed to come, and to settle deep within.
It’s an extraordinary thing. Muslims themselves, save for a handful — the handful who become apostates — can never allow themselves to recognize what Islam itself causes, and so they work to bring about the very conditions that they have fled from.
It is up to the Infidels to understand this, and to act to protect themselves. The time for sentimentality, for thinking that Muslims are simply “humans in distress” and can be allowed into Western lands, should have passed long ago. No more should be allowed into Western countries, and those there should be discouraged, at every step, from remaining — if, that is, they insist on continuing to believe in Islam, and in what the Qur’an, the Hadith, and the Sira naturally inculcate. Begin by cutting off all that Saudi and other outside Arab money that pays for mosques and madrasas. End all government support for those who violate the law — for example, by continuing to practice polygamy. Make the acquisition of citizenship dependent on a deep knowledge of the culture, the history, the legal and political institutions, of the Infidel nation-state, and require an oath of loyalty to those legal and political institutions. Make sure that perjury in the swearing of such an oath will be grounds for being stripped of that citizenship, which is a great privilege. And work to immunize the Infidels against the spread of Islam by educating them as to what it is, a collectivist Total Belief-System, with a clear politics and geopolitics, that imposes the duty of Jihad on all Muslims — the duty, that is, to remove all obstacles to the spread, and then the dominance, of Islam everywhere in the world. Make sure that Infidels understand how Islam discourages free and skeptical inquiry, forbids most forms of artistic expression, promotes the habit of mental submission — in other words, stunts moral and mental growth, in a hundred different ways.
This can be done. It is not impossible, and it is far more important, to the survival of the West, and the turning back of the menace of Islam, than whatever “freedom” or “prosperity” or some such naive goal, is worked for, at such colossal and hopeless expense, in Iraq, in Afghanistan. Muslim states are always and everywhere, to the extent that they take Islam seriously, going to be “failed states.” Let them be “failed states.” Just minimize Infidel efforts to prevent Muslims from having to endure, and then ultimately to recognize, the failures that are a result of Islam itself. In Dar al-Islam, and in Dar al-Harb, where so many arrive, delighted with the peace and safety of an advanced non-Muslim state, but still, bringing with them, and clinging to, the Islam that is part of their mental baggage.Â
Posted by: HughÂ Â atÂ December 19, 2008 11:57 AM