After Paris Attacks, Should The World Close Doors to Refugees ?

Poland slams door to Syrian refugees following massacres in France’s capital   

Should the world now STOP all Syrian refugees entering our country?

One of the Paris killers who allegedly sneaked into France by posing as a refugee as it emerged a woman may have been part of the eight-strong ISIS kamikaze terror squad.

The anti-Muslim ugliness began as soon as the attacks in Paris became international news. Texas senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz said in a statement Friday evening that the U.S. must “immediately declare a halt to any plans to bring refugees” from Syria into the United States. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said more or less the same

Already in the midst of a refugee crisis, European nations may give in to anger and fear and shut their doors for good – But the horror of the Paris attacks, should help us empathize with the plight of the Syrian refugees they’re trying to avoid the same kind of pitiless massacres that occurred in France.
We should be more sympathetic to what Syrians are going through, not less.  Furthermore, jihadist groups have been recruiting some European citizens — such as ISIS’s infamous Jihadi John, a British citizen. So the assumption that only foreigners would be to blame for a terrorist attack in France is not sound.

Britain should not take more Middle East refugees, says David Cameron

Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary and Labour leadership candidate, accused the prime minister of turning his back on the worst migration crisis since the second world war.

Many of these refugees are children, fleeing the violence and horrors of war. The images we have seen of children washed up on beaches will leave no person unmoved.

The Conservative leader of Kingston upon Thames council, Kevin Davis, has already written to 50 Tory-led councils asking them to become involved in a scheme run by UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, to help find private housing for refugees for a year.

We’ve been at war with terror for nearly a decade and a half now. We killed Osama bin Laden. We replaced hostile governments in Iraq and Afghanistan with client states. We defeated tyrants, yes, but we left chaos in their place. And nothing we have done has stopped the tide of terrorist recruitment.

How do we stop the next generation of terrorists from radicalizing? 

To win the War on Terror, to actually defeat the terrorists, we have to dry up their recruiting once and for all … Even if the Paris terrorists turn out to have come from Syria – a Syrian passport was reportedly found at the scene of one bombing – we should still open our doors to those escaping extremism.

Our responsibility is to be better than the terrorists, and to show those who might be seduced by their hatred that the world isn’t narrow and ugly. Closing off our borders to terrorized refugees sends exactly the wrong message.

The world lights up for Paris

The world lights up for Paris

Support Adoption For Pets #charity – @AdoptionForPets #homeless pets through no fault of their own

Support Adoption For Pets is a registered charity based in the North West of England, near Manchester. They exist to help give abandoned and homeless small animals, a second chance at happiness.

Every year, thousands of pets end up homeless through no fault of their own and this is where they step in to provide a safe haven for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, chinchillas and in some cases, reptiles until a new home can be found.

In addition to there 372 pet rehoming centres, Support Adoption For Pets are also the UK’s number one grant giving animal charity. Established in 2006, supported over 1,000 animal charities across the UK and Northern Ireland.

Most rescues are completely reliant on donations and public support to help provide sanctuary for the pets in their care. It is there mission, with the public’s generous help to continue to care for the pets that find themselves in there adoption centres and to also provide a financial lifeline to rehoming centres to help them secure their future and allow them to continue with their vital work.

You can buy a Teddybear a LIMITED EDITION Support Adoption For Pets bear up for adoption in your local Support Adoption For Pets adoption centre!

Could you and your family offer one of these vulnerable pets a second chance of happiness? Could you help create a new start for a furry (or not so furry) friend, then click and read more on there Rehome A Pet page.

 

 

#fact #Homeless is not a #crime – Read about Cardboard Citizens #charity #RT

The figures around deaths of benefit claimants following ‘fit-to-work’ assessments released recently were alarming but sadly not surprising. Benefit claimants have been the victim of a compulsively negative rhetoric over the last five years, where the use of terms such as ‘scroungers’ and ‘skivers’ are commonplace.

Cardboard Citizens is a theatre company that work with and for homeless people. Because too many people deny that their experiences of the benefits system are realistic – Read about five participants have chosen to share their stories.

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Heartfelt tributes paid to @stgileshospice Head of #Fundraising who has died on an expedition

Staff, volunteers and supporters of St Giles Hospice have united to pay heartfelt tribute to there dedicated Head of Fundraising, Helen Relihan, who has died after falling ill during a fundraising expedition in Vietnam.

Helen was taking part in the Vietnam Trek, a hiking trip held to raise money for St Giles, when she was taken ill on Monday 19th October. Unfortunately, medics were unable to save her life and sadly she died in the early hours of Tuesday 3rd November.

Helen, who was 51 years old and lived in Coleshill, had been Head of Fundraising at St Giles for nearly eight years.

Helen was instrumental in the development of many new fundraising initiatives for the hospice, including walks, cycle challenges, fun runs, treks and in particular our world record breaking Solstice Walk, Buy a Bed campaign and the Sponsor a Nurse initiatives. Under Helen’s leadership the team have generated over £10 million, enabling the care of thousands of patients and their families locally.

St Giles Hospice Chief Executive Emma Hodges has led the tributes to a talented, committed and successful member of the senior team, who will be greatly missed by the whole hospice community.

“Everybody at St Giles is profoundly shocked and saddened at the news of the tragic death of a highly regarded, greatly respected and tremendously dedicated colleague,” she said.

“In her years as Head of Fundraising for our charity, Helen played an essential role in enabling St Giles to grow to meet the needs of the community we serve, and she provided a vital link between the hospice and our supporters throughout the local area.

“Her total commitment to furthering the cause of St Giles Hospice was typified by her determination to join the Vietnam Trek as a fundraiser. The fact that she has lost her life while participating in a charitable event that she was looking forward to so much is utterly heartbreaking.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Helen’s partner and her family and we will be doing whatever we possibly can to support them during this incredibly difficult time.”

The Vietnam Trek was organised and operated by a specialist charity trekking business, and Helen was taken ill on the third day of a four-day hiking expedition.

A second member of the party was also taken to hospital after falling ill, but has since returned home after recovering in hospital. All other members of the Vietnam Trek expedition returned to the UK as planned and are being offered counselling and support by St Giles Hospice.

Helen’s brother, John Relihan, speaking on behalf of her loved ones, said:

“Helen’s family, partner and friends are devastated by the sudden loss of a special, wonderful, vibrant, amazing, loving and dedicated woman who did so much for others and touched the hearts of all who knew her. Helen will be greatly missed. Such a bright light has left our lives.”

The Higginson Centre will be opening its doors on Christmas Day so you don’t have to be alone

Christmas is fast approaching, and many people, who don’t want to, spend this day on their own. The Higginson Centre will be opening its doors on Christmas Day to offer these people a free 3-course Christmas dinner, a free taxi ride from their home to the centre and back, and great company. This event was a massive success last year, and made a real difference to 30 people.

Do you know someone who is on their own this Christmas Day and doesn’t want to be? Get them to call The Higginson Centre (numbers on the image)

They give every hugest a Christmas hamper, and need food donations to make this possible. Can you help?

Would you like to volunteer on Christmas Day and help us share that Christmas Spirit? Get in touch The Higginson Centre will only be too glad to have you on board.

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Your furry friends can visit Santa at Dougal’s Den In aid of Moorlands Dog Rescue #charity

Your furry friends can visit Santa too at Dougal’s Den on Sunday the 6th December. Each Doggie will get digital photo with Santa from Ian Dakin Photography and a pressie from DougalsDen.

Photos will be available online for you to print off in time for Christmas.
If you need help printing off the photos they can help!

Cost is £3 per photo and ALL funds raised will be donated to Moorlands Dog Rescue.

You can book at slot via Dougala Den Facebook Page just send them a message or call into the shop to make a booking.

Booking slots are available from 11am until 3pm at 10 minute intervals, please book soon as this was a very popular event last year!

Please wrap up warm and feel free to dress your pooch in their favourite christmas sweaters!

Address – 10 Stanley Street
Leek, Stoke-On-Trent
Tele: 01538 372180

One-day Demonstrating Masterclass with Paul Jacobs at Arthur Findlay College

Paul needs no introduction, he is one of the finest demonstrators and teachers of mediumship there is. A long-standing course organiser and tutor at the Arthur Findlay College, as well as being principle of De Zwanenhof in Holland and director of the House of spirit in Germany, Paul has dedicated his life to helping people refine and understand their mediumistic potential in many different parts of the world.

Do not miss this opportunity to be taught by one of the best teachers there is for mediumistic development. The cost of the day is £25. Arthur Findlay College will be keeping the cost of this masterclass affordable so that as many people as possible can experience exceptional teaching. Places are limited and this will fill very quickly so book your places as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment.

The size of the group is limited, and places will be taken on a first come first serve basis. Payment is needed in advance, and to book your place either call 07595628344, e-mail andy_byng@talk21.com or speak to a member of the team at the centre.

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