Let me preface this by saying that this article is not about the current refugee crisis taking place in Europe. I have outlined my position on that particular debate in an earlier article, which in a nutshell is that refugees should, nay must, be taken in whatever their race, creed, or religion. There is no excuse for turning away fellow human beings fleeing terrorism or a maniacal dictatorship. To do anything else ought to shame us all.
If you have been paying any attention to the news at all recently, you will be aware of the staggering number of “migrants” currently overwhelming Europe seeking asylum. Naturally, the immediate effect of this has been a polarising of public and political opinion with some people (and countries) demanding that they be sent back and others imploring that the various countries in Europe work together to accommodate them.