Australia? Refugees?

Matthew 25:35

‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in.

Recently during class we watched an ABC iview documentary about a detention center located on Nauru. During the documentary, interviews were recorded illegally about the treatment of the population of refugees who were seeking refuge there. Profoundly, the children who were currently on the island expressed their feelings of how their treatment was. One case was when the children came off the bus and immediately following their arrival they were metal detected, and were then called by their boat name.

This blog post is going to be short and sharp, but if i could express one emotion i feel to what the detention center’s are doing to the refugees it is this. I would compare them to the concentration camps during WWII and what the Nazi’s did to the Jews. Although the detention centers are not primarily aimed to kill but they are still slowly torturing the refugees to the extent as one interview said that one teacher could see the light being drained from her pupil’s eyes..

Stereotypes and generalizations is what is keeping these real desperate people from achieving there life long goals, to acquire freedom and to be happy. Yes a small minority may cause destruction but I believe there is more good people then bad people, please give them a chance.


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