Europe should take the lead in trying to tackle the issue of illegal migration. The best approach that I can see is for her to embark alongside regional and international partners on launching a variety of peacekeeping missions in a number of conflict and disaster- stricken zones. Such approach, and while initially controversial and bound to raise accusations of neocolonialism in certain circles, will prove far more cost-effective on the long run in both material and humanitarian terms than the current policy of indifference and inaction, or a futile policy of trying to police the shores.
But until such policy is implemented, Europe has to find reasonable ways to accommodate the refugees invading her shores rather than let them drown. Fear of drowning is simply not as powerful an inhibitor as poverty, conflict and helplessness are as motivators. Only amoral and moronic politicians sitting in their luxurious offices sipping on their gourmet coffee blends could have failed to see that.
— Ammar Abdulhamid (@Tharwacolamus) April 21, 2015