We can't solve migrant crisis without tackling Isil in Syria
None of the facts concerning the tide of migrants from Africa and the Middle East seeking entry to western Europe were changed by the tragic drowning of a three-year-old boy. But the emotions surrounding them certainly have been.
The media have focused on the human tragedy of the tens or hundreds of thousands of people from areas under the bloodthirsty murderers of Isil.
There are also many thousands more fleeing from Africa. Some of that exodus is from fear of the cult of Boko Haram, or racial struggles between Hutu and Tutsi, or religious wars between animists, Muslims and Christians.