Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Quote of the day: A comment on Scotland's welcome to Syrian refugees

A lot of people in Scotland could be described as fierce nationalists. 45% of them voted for separatism (from England) when the question was put to a vote several months ago. So it's a bit of a surprise that their nationalist leaning newspaper The Nationalist had this front-page headline: "To the first refugees fleeing War-Torn Syria who will arrive in Glasgow Airport today, we’d just like to say: Welcome to Scotland."

The Daily Kos reports on this Scottish welcome - and asks what's wrong with other countries?

These [Scottish] people are Nationalists.

These people are capital-N Nationalists, and they recognize that welcoming Syrian refugees is their duty to themselves and to the human species.

Here's the quote of the day.

So to all of the those, all around the world, who are terrified of Syrian refugees, I’d just like to ask: what the hell is wrong with you?

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