Turkish World Bulletin is outraged that Australia is trying to discourage asylum seekers

An asylum seeker boat breaks up off the coast of Christmas Island, before the government stopped the practice by systematically sending the asylum seekers back in safe lifeboats (in 2014.) The people smugglers gave up.

The Australian government is to spend 4 million Australian dollars ($3.1 million) of taxpayers’ money on a TV movie to deter asylum seekers, local media reported Friday.

The initiative, which will see the film screened on televisions in conflict zones such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, was denounced as “propaganda” by opponents.

Referring to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said the movie was “more Abbott government propaganda” and a “shameless abuse of taxpayer funds.”

Refugee Council of Australia President Phil Glendenning told The Anadolu Agency he doubted the drama-documentary would have any impact on potential asylum seekers, describing it as a “further example of the government trying to appeal to Australian voters”…

Trying to appeal to voters? They should be doing just that. But that doesn’t fit the Muslim agenda of expanding to cover the whole world.

  • tom_billesley

    Appealing to voters is populist and anti-progressive.
    Tony Blair wouldn’t trust voters with an important referendum.

    • Frau Katze

      Unbelievable. Blair is a twit. He let in hundreds of thousands of Muslims.

  • pop

    We want tourists, not permanent illegals.

  • Ed

    Justine Trudeau admires China… and they don’t let any muslim immigrants in…

  • occupant 9

    If I had it my way, I’d ensure the Muslim aggitation organizations otherwise bearded as “human rights” groups, to sh!t their collective pants, daily, over how unIslamic all free nations are, and how humiliating it is for a Mohammadan to live here.

    I’d employ reverse dhimmi laws. No other group targets everyone else, except Muslims. Therefore, it is only fair that only Muslims are targeted in free lands.

    While this could be considered “bigoted,” it is Islam that it targets and Islam is an extremely hostile ideology, not a race or a religion. Islam aims to destroy us and considers us, all of us non-Muslims, worthy of destruction.

    Furthermore, we have no obligation to resettle hostile invaders, however they arrive.