Peter Sutherland, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration, told the UN News Center it is not only the responsibility of Europe but also the United States and Canada to accept illegal immigration.
“Proximity doesn’t define responsibility,” he said.
Sutherland said it is “not merely a moral but a legal obligation (under the UN 1951 Refugee Convention)” to accept millions of “economic migrants” he said are “also deserving not merely of respect, and due regard to their rights, but also a constructive engagement in regard to migration more generally.”
In other words, it is the duty of Europeans and North Americans to open their borders and respect people who may not respect their cultural norms and not only do not intend to assimilate but, as the European example demonstrates, undermine legal and cultural norms in favor of Sharia law and often violent intolerance for other religions and customs.
He said opposition to massive illegal migration and concerns about the undermining of cultural norms, the destruction of social cohesion and threats to national sovereignty are “racist and xenophobic, and (ought) to be condemned.”
In June, following a meeting with Pope Francis, the boss of Goldman-Sachs International and Bilderberg attendee Sutherland told RTÉ radio 240,000 immigrants flooding into Europe each year is not an economic burden on countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom.
“Governments have to lead by giving the positive news that migrants are good for a community, economically and every other way rather than constantly expressing them as a burden because they are not really a burden,” Sutherland said. “Within a very short period of time they contribute positively to the community in which they live.”
The experience in Europe, Britain and North America betrays Sutherland’s remarks on assimilation and contribution.
“Muslim immigration to the Western world has not had much to do with the West as a ‘land of opportunity’ or a place where one has personal and individual freedoms unfettered by politics or government. Rather, it too frequently represents a threat to these grand traditions, this because there is often no intention to ‘assimilate,’” writes Daniel Gallington for Human Events.
The practice of Islam is inconsistent with the cultural and social mores of the West. “Muslim integration into Western cultures — especially ours — requires the abandonment of laws, rules and practices inconsistent with living in free societies.”