Wednesday 26 April 2017

Jesus's maxim 'love thy neighbour' also applies to refugees

Edward Carson believed that Irish Catholics would only ever be loyal to the Pope in Rome’
Edward Carson believed that Irish Catholics would only ever be loyal to the Pope in Rome’
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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".

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