READERS DISCUSS: Refugees the focus of anger after attacks

WHEN news broke out about the attacks in Paris, The Morning Bulletin's Facebook page lit up with people having their say, mainly about the country's Syrian refugee intake.

Keppel MP Brittany Lauga said she made no apologies for supporting the intake of Syrian refugees into Central Queensland.

"Of course safety is always going to be a concern with those coming in, and those who are already here, but I have faith in the processing system," she said.

"What we as a community can do is stand in solidary with both the people of Paris and the refugees fleeing Syrian."

Here's what you had to say:

Daniel Wickham: I would just love to hear some moron from the Greens tell me how letting the exact same people immigrate to Australia will turn out any different to France? Time the government took steps to protect Australian people from Islamists and their jihad. France gave these immigrants a home and look where their kindness got them.

Chris Sinclair: And we are letting 12,000 in. We won't know who is friend or foe...let none in.. NO refugees

Emily Renae Robb: This wouldn't happen if refugees weren't here, everything was fine till they came.

Michael Polkinghorne: Why, why I just don't get it. My heart goes out to the victims and their families. I for one, say enough's enough. Why punish good people, for the wrongs of a few. I still don't get it.

Cherith Weis: Prayers for victims and their families.

Jodie Holznagel: A truly scary world we live in today

Peter Turner: RIP to the innocent victims.

BREAKING: Paris is in lockdown as French police confirm 18 people have been killed in spate of shootings. Unverified reports suggest 60 people have been taken hostage by one of the gunmen. http://ow.ly/UD9RC

Posted by The Morning Bulletin on Friday, November 13, 2015

There was more discuss on a post on The Bulletin's Facebook page later in the weekend, when The Bulletin published Ms Lauga's comments online:

Off the back of people's online comments linking Europe's recent refugee intake to the attacks in Paris over the...

Posted by The Morning Bulletin on Saturday, November 14, 2015


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