The Swedish government is confused as to why there is an uproar over its decision to return some former residents of Baghdad to their homes in that lovely city by the banks of a nice river and plenty of sunshine throughout the year. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, for some strange reason believes there is violence in the fair city of Baghdad. They even claim people in Iraq confront some sort of violence in their nation. I believe former President George Bush made clear that violence in Iraq had ended due to his famous “surge” and anyone could walk the streets of Baghdad in safety. Heck, when Senator John McCain visited the city last year all he required were a few helicopters flying overhead and some soldiers to walk along side of him when he took stroll. Why can’t these damn asylum seekers hire a few helicopters and some armed men when they go out shopping?
It is time Iraqis realized there no longer is any violence in their land. The Swedish government is convinced, George Bush is convinced, John McCain is convinced, why not simply repeat a dozen times, “there is no violence in Iraq.” and there will be none. Sorry, you asylum seekers have a mental problem, not a physical one.
Throughout the past two hundred years asylum seekers from all corners of the globe always knew that Great Britain would open its arms in welcome for those who needed refugee from tyranny. Karl Marx enjoyed the protection of England against German officials. But, today, the Home Office made clear it would ignore last minute pleas from asylum seekers for a chance to get support from courts. The British government has hired a charted plane to take back to brutality or death people who had come to England in hope of respect for their rights. According to the Home Office, it may, “in line with enforcement operational instructions, decide not to defer removal in the face of a last-minute threat or application to seek permission for judicial review.”
Supporters of Nigerians who fear returning home believe the Home Office letter was intimidating and a threat of action regardless of the need for further study. England has hundreds of thousands of immigrants but according to the Home Office a few hundred more will undermine the nation.
A senior British judge accused his government for its deliberate policy of forcing members of the judiciary to deny asylum seekers of an opportunity to obtain a right to remain in Great Britain. Justice Stephen Sedley, a member of the Court of Appeal, said the Brown government is forcing judges to return people to “torture and death” by imposing harsh policies regarding the right of obtaining asylum. He is particularly concerned about a rule which requires a judge to automatically dismiss any asylum seeker the possibility of remaining in Great Britain if he/she used a false passport to escape their country or origin. “Many people fleeing persecution,” noted Sedley, “have no option but to travel on false papers.”
The Brown government, for some reason, has adopted a harsh and inhumane approach to the rights of asylum seekers. There apparently is some belief within the Labor Party that anyone who leaves a brutal dictatorship must do it legally and openly. As Justice Sedley notes, this attitude, is not the “proudest moment for humanitarian protection.” The case of Ms. Mkenda has been cited. After her husband and children were killed by rebel forces and she was raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo, she fled the country using a false French passport. Exactly what does Gordon Brown think she should have done– ask the rapists for an official passport?