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    dobber dobber is offline

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    Iranian kurd trying to blackmail the asylum system!

    On thursday, March 15th, it was revealed that an Iranian Kurd who's an asylum seeker in this country for over a year now by the name of Adnan Hassan Mohammadi, decided to re-enact the draconian blackmail as seen by the afghans during their occupation of St Pats Cathedral last year.

    I have to say, the hunger strike thing is really becoming a tactic to use in order to screw the asylum system nowadays. Do you agree? I applaud our asylum process for being firm against those who wish to come and abuse it. Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell is probably the best Minister who sorted out the mess that the Irish asylum system had moulded itself into.

    Our asylum system is one of the fairest in Europe, as verified by the UNHCR who confirmed this when he visited Ireland last year. Is it really this bad, the way people like Rosanna Flynn try to make it out to be?
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    I have to say, the hunger strike thing is really becoming a tactic to use in order to screw the asylum system nowadays. Do you agree?
    Totally agree if his application was rejected tough Going on hunger strike to gain the sympathy vote wont work on me
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    Well well well ..wouldn't you know who's jumped on the bandwagon!

    http://www.indymedia.ie/article/81520

    If we give in to this lad there will be any number of copycat cases trying the same tactic.

    I wonder why he had to come thousands of miles across two continents before submitting a claim?

    Because we are seen as a soft touch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa
    http://www.indymedia.ie/article/81520
    The article says that he has been persecuted as a socialist.

    Perhaps he could be helped into a country that shares his ideology, so that he and the country are happy with each other? How about Venezuela, or perhaps Cuba?

    Or is the choice only letting him stay in Ireland or forcing him back into Iran? Can't a deportation be rerouted if the destination government agrees?

    (Before anyone raises the issue of airfare and taxpayers: the paltry sum can probably be raised among Irish socialists, and besides, it ain't cheap to Iran either).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa
    I wonder why he had to come thousands of miles across two continents before submitting a claim?

    Because we are seen as a soft touch?
    Wait, he's a Kurd. A logical way for him to travel would be through Kurdish lands into Turkey; note that according to Indymedia his family are hiding "in one of the histile countries" - very likely Turkey.

    There is a direct flight from Turkey (Bodrum) into Dublin by Turkish Airlines.

    By the way, their schedule, at http://www.thy.com/download/timetable/w ... eneral.pdf , is an interesting read - looks like this airline carries the majority of refugees into Ireland (it has a Bodrum-Lagos connection as well). Perhaps the opponents of the influx could do well to campaign for a closure of this link.
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    Catalpa Catalpa is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelR
    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa
    I wonder why he had to come thousands of miles across two continents before submitting a claim?

    Because we are seen as a soft touch?
    Wait, he's a Kurd. A logical way for him to travel would be through Kurdish lands into Turkey; note that according to Indymedia his family are hiding "in one of the histile countries" - very likely Turkey.

    There is a direct flight from Turkey (Bodrum) into Dublin by Turkish Airlines.

    By the way, their schedule, at http://www.thy.com/download/timetable/w ... eneral.pdf , is an interesting read - looks like this airline carries the majority of refugees into Ireland (it has a Bodrum-Lagos connection as well). Perhaps the opponents of the influx could do well to campaign for a closure of this link.
    Well nearly went to Bodrum once but ploughed my money into starting College instead!

    However Bodrum - Lagos by direct flight sounds decidely odd?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa
    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelR
    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa
    I wonder why he had to come thousands of miles across two continents before submitting a claim?

    Because we are seen as a soft touch?
    Wait, he's a Kurd. A logical way for him to travel would be through Kurdish lands into Turkey; note that according to Indymedia his family are hiding "in one of the histile countries" - very likely Turkey.

    There is a direct flight from Turkey (Bodrum) into Dublin by Turkish Airlines.

    By the way, their schedule, at http://www.thy.com/download/timetable/w ... eneral.pdf , is an interesting read - looks like this airline carries the majority of refugees into Ireland (it has a Bodrum-Lagos connection as well). Perhaps the opponents of the influx could do well to campaign for a closure of this link.
    Well nearly went to Bodrum once but ploughed my money into starting College instead!

    However Bodrum - Lagos by direct flight sounds decidely odd?
    Jesus, you are a bunch of racists aren't you! I'm wiating for you all to criticise Berties campaign for status for the Irish in the US!!
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    Hey Engels,

    How about you and your "socialist party" friends arrange for him to fly to Venezuela, I'm sure Hugo Chávez would welcome his comrade. This tactic isn't going to work...if he wants to starve himself...let him. The Asylum system has been abused enough over the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkeane
    Hey Engels,

    How about you and your "socialist party" friends arrange for him to fly to Venezuela, I'm sure Hugo Chávez would welcome his comrade. This tactic isn't going to work...if he wants to starve himself...let him. The Asylum system has been abused enough over the years.
    What has the SP got to do with Venezuela? Your showing your ignorance here my friend - try learn a few things before you mouth off here.

    What evidence have you to suggest he has abused the system?
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    Emotional blackmail is not the way to go. Either he has a right to be here or he doesn't. Going on hunger strike should not influence things either way.
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