Don't Blame Refugees For Brussels: James O'Brien

22 March 2016, 12:02

James O'Brien LBC Pen Point

James O'Brien gave a powerful message to the people using the attacks in Brussels to condemn refugees.

More than 30 people are now believed to have been killed in a series of terror attacks at the airport and a Metro station in the Belgian capital.

That has led to some people to link the incidents with a Brexit or the refugee crisis across Europe.

But James O'Brien put it perfectly when he insisted that wasn't the case.

Speaking on his LBC show, he said: "The usual characters will be trying to tie this into the unfolding refugee crisis across the world.

"You have to respect people's right to do that. But I would remind you... the massive, massive, massive majority of people fleeing Syria and Iraq in particular are fleeing a world in which occurences like the one in Brussels today are utterly, utterly normal.

"They are fleeing a world where seeing people blown up in front of them or beside them or returning to buildings that no longer exist is absolutely run of the mill.

"So to use a terror attack upon Europe to somehow condemn people who flee terror attacks unfolding on a daily basis... it does overlook a rather central point.

"You are effectively using a terror attack upon Europe to tell people that they shouldn't be fleeing from daily terror attacks on their homes."

Sadiq Khan

Mayor Sadiq Khan Says Londoners Should Be Angry With Uber, Not TfL

Nick Ferrari received this call from an angry RyanAir pilot

Furious Ryanair Pilot Calls LBC To Reveal All About Working Conditions

Archbishop Justin Welby live on LBC

Boy In A Dress Is "Not A Problem", Says Archbishop Of Canterbury

Hillsborough mum Margaret Aspinall met survivors from the Grenfell Tower

Hillsborough Hero Meets Grenfell Survivors To Give Advice On How To Get Justice

Comments

Loading...