The current refugee crisis in the Middle East is filled with contention, however few issues are as contentious as which nations are responsible for accepting Syrian refugees into their homelands.
Thus far, the Canadian media have been relentless in promoting the idea that it is incumbent upon Canada, as well as other western nations, to serve as the primary repositories. Each day in our mainstream media we read of how Canadians have a moral obligation to help solve the refugee crisis. In fact, the rhetoric is so extreme it often appears our newspapers are attempting to persuade rather than inform our citizens of these duties. If this were not the case, we would be reading more about which countries are refusing to absorb these people. Ironically, it is the so-called “brethren’ countries which have erected a wall to prevent entry to their nations. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, as well as a number of other co-religionist nations have not accepted a single refugee.
Written by: Brad Salzberg