Jesus's maxim 'love thy neighbour' also applies to refugees
Published 27/11/2015 | 02:30
In response to Seamus Hanratty's letter (Irish Independent, November 19) in which he laments the Government's "naive liberalism", I would suggest that attitudes such as his are part of the problem.
The 2011 census showed that there were around 50,000 Muslim people living in Ireland in that year, and I can only assume that figure has risen since.
In the last four years, I can find no reported incidents of Islamic extremism on our small island. These people live their lives just like you and I, albeit without enjoying a traditional full Irish breakfast. They are our friends, our neighbours, and most importantly, our fellow human beings. For those who practise the Christian faith, I believe all men and women were included when Jesus said "Love thy neighbour as thyself".