A volunteer helps a Syrian boy as he arrives with others at the coast on a dinghy after crossing from Turkey, at the island of Lesbos, Greece, Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. The island of some 100,000 residents has been transformed by the sudden new population of some 20,000 refugees and migrants, mostly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

UK: We can’t just base our refugee policy on what makes us feel better

People across Britain wept when we saw the picture of little Aylan Kurdi’s body on a Turkish beach. We later heard of his brother and mother dying – and his family’s story of fleeing from Islamic State, and of their year in Turkey before boarding a smugglers’ deflating dingy. Many scream out in empathy that something must be done, that we must assimilate more refugees to help the desperate and stop the dying.

  • canminuteman

    I am at a loss for words in how to respond to such stupidity. But If I could find words they would be along the lines of “your refugee policy must be based on how it will affect your country and the future health and happiness of your children and grandchildren.”

    • And they would still not be heeded in an era of Facebook activism.

  • Clausewitz

    Sure we can, and I feel a lot better not having to worry about some little Muzzrat sneaking up behind me and trying to liberate my head from my body.

    • Heard the latest from the idiot Tory? Check back later.

  • WalterBannon

    actually, i did not weep, and I still don’t care when a muslim dies, no matter how old or young they are.

  • Dana Garcia

    These media morons are the same scribblers who were shocked at the slaughter of the Charlie Hebdo staff. Now they want a couple million of the same tribe in the neighborhood.