They don’t actually say Syrian Muslims, but they never do!
This guilt-tripping pressure campaign on Japan has been going on for awhile. Japan does take a handful of refugees, but you can imagine how it galls those one-worlders at the UN that Japan is holding out introducing the joys of multiculturalism in any big way.
In fact, Japan is one of the few places in the world attempting to save itself from cultural annihilation!
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From The Japan Times:
The ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq have produced more than 12 million refugees and internally displaced people. They are flooding across borders in the region, and some neighboring states have reached their limit. One-third of Lebanon’s population now comprises refugees.
Meanwhile, Japan, a signatory member of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, recognized only six refugees in 2013. To this day, no Syrian has ever received such status.
During a visit to Tokyo last week, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres called on Japan to review its rigid refugee recognition system.
“The numbers are quite low. . . . I think there is a reasonable presumption that the system is too rigid and too restrictive and it would be useful to make it more in line with what are the best practices in international refugee status determination,” Guterres told The Japan Times.
The Justice Ministry says 56 Syrians have made their way to Japan and filed for asylum, but to no avail. This is because, the ministry says, fleeing conflict is not a definition of a refugee as codified in the refugee convention. Instead, 36 of them have been given special residence permits on humanitarian grounds.
Without official refugee status, however, the Syrians’ rights are limited. And although it is not impossible, the system makes it very difficult for them to bring their families to Japan.
“If one comes from Syria, there is a high level of presumption that that person is in need of protection in one way or another,” Guterres said. [There is also a high level of presumption they will be demanding Sunni Muslims—ed]
The Japanese government should help reunite them with their families, he added.
Please read on! As Japanese officials worry about fraudulent asylum seekers, Guterres, the former Socialist President of Portugal says, not to worry, we will help you screen them!
The UN is screening refugees to America (Canada too) and have let in some individual evil characters, some terrorists and whole populations that have no intention of assimilating to western culture.
The former prime minister of Portugal has made 12 trips to Japan during his two terms as high commissioner since 2005. This visit had a special objective: to raise awareness here about the 10 million stateless people around the world. [This “statelessness” business is their latest scheme to encourage countries to take in the likes of the Rohingya Muslims of Bangladesh/Burma—ed]
I don’t see any mention in The Japan Times story that Japan is one of the most financially generous countries in the world to help refugees living in camps.
Watch for more on “stateless people.” Hang tough Japan!
One more thing! Check out this story (hat tip: ‘pungentpeppers’) about Maine that also mentions Japan, it seems that the supposed economic theory that a country (or state or city) needs to add population to increase its economy may be all a bunch of bull. Hope to write more on this story later.