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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2709

Migrant crisis: who created it?

By S.H.Moulana -Riyadh

It was reported that thousands of refugees and migrants arrived in Athens piling further pressure on increasingly divided European nations as they struggle to cope with the unprecedented influx.

We also read about hundreds of deaths by drowning and refugees being transported in refrigerated vans.

Who was not moved by the picture, which appeared in all the international media as well as in the social media of a body of an innocent looking child – Aylan Kurdi – on the shore in the coastal town of Bodrum, Turkey.
He drowned while migrants made a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos.

Surviving family members of Aylan Kurdi have now revealed how the Syrian three-year-old came to be washed up dead on a beach in Turkey.

The family has been making the treacherous journey across Turkey to Europe in the hope of joining some other family members already living in Vancouver, Canada for more than 20 years.

While the EU is divided as how to handle the influx of refugees from countries in turmoil, thanks to the heartless brutal terrorists like the ISIS – better known as Daesh in this part of the world, Angela Merkel has taken altogether a different stand.

Faced with record number of refugees -800,000 are expected this year – Angela Merkel of Germany is undaunted. She says ‘Germany is a strong country and we will manage’.

She is also reported to have said ‘There can be no tolerance of those who question the dignity of other people.’

She has firmly stood against all rightist anti-immigrant groups in Germany.

However, we believe the only way to stop this influx is to eradicate terrorism in the countries currently in turmoil, as David Cameron rightly said ‘The best solution to the migration crisis was to bring peace and stability to the Middle East’.

Turkey’s active participation with the West in coordinated attacks on Daesh bases in Syria, Iraq and Libya is absolutely important for any success. There is no time to waste!

- Asian Tribune -

Angela Merkel of Germany is undaunted.
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