Friday, March 18, 2011

It’s Christmas Time for Asylum-Seekers

Christmas Island Map

Although Christmas Island is just south of Indonesia, and is only 300 miles away from Jakarta as the crow flies, it is actually part of Australia. In recent years the island has become the preferred destination for immigrants from South Asia and Africa who want to gain entry into Australia and take advantage of the country’s generous asylum laws.

A favorite technique, particularly among Afghans, is to send an unaccompanied minor child on one of the boats to Christmas Island. The culture enrichers know that the law requires the expedited processing of underage refugees. Once the kid is in, he can contact the rest of his family, who will then be brought in under the “family reunification” rules. Everyone — Dad, Mum 1, Mum 2, eleventy children, Grandma, Grandpa — can then expect to be fed and housed at the expense of the Australian taxpayer.

Nice work if you can get it.

It’s no surprise that as soon as the laws were loosened, Christmas Island rapidly filled up with cultural enrichment. The detention camp is crowded, and accommodations there are primitive (by Australian standards, although perhaps not in comparison with Mogadishu), so the detainees have recently become restless and started to riot.

The night before last saw an escalation of the riots to include Molotov cocktails, arson, and general mayhem. When you watch the news videos at the bottom of this post, you’ll hear the announcer report that it was only a small portion of the detainees — 10%, or about 250 — who caused the trouble, with the rest of the asylum-seekers holding back from violence.

This is the Christmas Island version of the Tiny Minority of Extremists: we are required to acknowledge that the Vast Majority are Peaceful Moderates, and therefore we can do nothing about the situation except increase the local police budget and maybe put up a lot of razor-wire fencing — and even that might violate the human rights of the detainees.

Here’s a report from Yahoo:

Huge sections of Christmas Island’s main detention centre burnt to the ground last night as rioting asylum seekers hurled Molotov cocktails in a three-hour battle with police.

Police fired dozens of tear gas canisters at more than 100 rioters in a pitched battle during which a number of asylum seekers escaped.

Police retreated after fighting for an hour and fired teargas over the fence in an attempt to regain control of the sprawling centre.

At least nine fires were lit by several distinct groups who threw Molotov cocktails at the centre’s buildings.

A wheelie bin was set alight and pushed into an ablutions block and seven canvas tents were set ablaze. Flames shot 10m into the air.

Groups of asylum seekers ran through the camp chanting slogans [one wonders if these “slogans” involved something about God being greater — BB].


The renewed violence came as the full extent of a riot on Wednesday night became clear yesterday, with confirmation that a mob of 250 men threatened security guards with sticks and rocks and backed down only after police blasted canisters of tear gas at them.

Immigration officials struggled to explain how detainees have been able to make a mockery of security at the North West Point centre, which houses single men deemed too risky to keep in medium-security units.

Detainees broke through fences yesterday and walked in and out of the high-security compound as they pleased.

Below is some additional background from Nilk at Vlad Tepes:

Way, way off the north-west coast of Australia, closer to Indonesia than Oz, lies a little itty bitty speck called Christmas Island. It used to be considered Australian Territory on a par with the mainland until the “asylum seekers” and their enablers, the people smugglers and refugee activists, realised that if you got to Christmas Island and claimed asylum, you’d be afforded all the legal and other comforts you could ever want without having to get all the way over here.

So a detention centre was built there, to process claims, which was difficult because somehow, these “refugees” could make it to Indonesia from Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and so on, and get onto a boat, yet still not have any papers that would identify them.

This detention centre wasn’t built to house more than around 600 or so people.

Under John Howard, aka the Evil Right Wing War Monger (the last conservative Prime Minister), regulations were toughened up and an exclusion zone was devised. So now you could get to Christmas Island, but you didn’t automatically get Legal Aid or instant acceptance. Also introduced were Temporary Protection Visas, which did not give you all of the rights and benefits of a full Refugee Visa.

When John Howard was voted out in 2007, Kevin Rudd of the Australian Labor Party became PM, and as a part of his platform, he promised to loosen up the harsh regime that Howard had instigated.

In 2008, he did so…

Bolta’s graph [see Vlad for the image] outlines how since the laws have been loosened, there has been an exponential increase in boats arriving carrying illegal immigrants (or asylum seekers if you prefer).

There are currently over 2000 of these people on Christmas Island (with several thousand more on the mainland in detention centres and four-star motels), from several different nationalities.

Below the jump are two Australian news videos about the events on Christmas Island:

The Christmas Island riots:

More on asylum-seekers at Christmas Island:

It will be interesting to see how much worse it has to get before the Australian Government comes out of its multicultural fugue state and decides to change the law back to something relatively sane. Since the Labor Party is currently in power, no one should expect anything to happen in the near future.


Anonymous said...

Looks like Christmas Island, like Lampedusa or the enclaves Spain has in Africa, may be one of those outlying parts of civilised territory that it might just be best to give up.

john in cheshire said...

It's a good job I don't have any power, because I'm afraid I'd terminate the lot of them. I'm sure that would clarify a few minds when they think about coming to our countries.

1389 said...

Simple answer: Deny asylum to anyone unless the individual in question PUBLICLY apostasizes from Islam. Record the apostasy and put it on YouTube.

If the person wasn't a Muslim in the first place, he or she won't have any problem with making the declaration. E.g., "I am not a Muslim and have never been one." or, "I converted to (insert non-Muslim religion) in (insert date)."

bewick said...

Well now I know what I would do but it wouldn't be classed as either Christian or humanitarian. It would though totally stop the invasion. And to think I used to be liberal in attitude. Take the ***s pay the price.
Watched a program last night which showed UK customs at Heathrow.
An obvious Pakistani (likely British born) in his 30s was having his bags searched.
He was trying to smuggle in 10,000 cigarettes without paying the duty.
He had been "on holiday" for 2 months in Pakistan. (hope MI5 were alerted) A bloke in his 30s? He can't have been employed because he wouldn't have been allowed 8 weeks in one stretch.
He displayed islamic supremacist tendencies by repeatedly calling the customs officers "little """"" He only shut his mouth when he was told that the next location was a cell. His stash was confiscated and he was fined. Some seem to think that they already are in power.

bewick said...

And oh I totally agree with John in Cheshire if that isn't already obvious. Desperate times require desperate measures. We are in desperate times and guess who caused it in the main.

Anonymous said...

"If the person wasn't a Muslim in the first place, he or she won't have any problem with making the declaration. E.g., "I am not a Muslim and have never been one." or, "I converted to (insert non-Muslim religion) in (insert date)."

The problem is that the Islamic doctrine of Taqiyya allows them to practise deceit even to the extent of pretending not to be Muslims.

Unknown said...

Quite so, and that is the reason Khadaffi has said that the west has no choice but to wage war on islam, or convert.

Zenster said...

Cheradenine Zakalwe: The problem is that the Islamic doctrine of Taqiyya allows them to practise deceit even to the extent of pretending not to be Muslims.

I'm confident that 1389 is well aware of taqiyya and all its glorious implications.

I have also suggested publicly announced apostatizing if only for the "self-chlorinating" effect it will have on the Muslim gene pool. Somewhere out there, are sufficiently fanatical Muslim loons that will sanction with extreme prejudice anyone, taqiyya or no taqiyya, who has the temerity to publicly announce their conversion away from Islam. You can bet the farm on it. Dead cert. Lead pipe cinch.

Trust me, they're out there and all too happy to do a job for us that none of our governments have the backbone to perform.

This is just one example of how to make Islamic radicalism work towards our own ends for a change.

Blogger said...

94% of asylum seekers are single young healthy males. They are the very people who could fight against the poverty, the discrimination, the lack of education, the racism and backwardness in their countries. Why are they leaving their country in this state, their old people, women and children who are people who actually need their help, and running like cowards? Meanwhile their countries fall more and more into backwardness, poverty and dispair.

EscapeVelocity said...

I think that the Aussies should just renounce ownership of the Island as Australian territory.

Leave them to themselves to create a prosperous Christmas Island full of non infidels.

Blogger said...

I think that the Aussies should just renounce ownership of the Island as Australian territory.

2 problems; 1, the inhabitants that are native to Christmas Island never asked for this centre and don't deserve it. 2, left to themselves they would simply get a new boat and motor over to the Australian mainland.

2 solutions; 1, Australia, and other such countries, remove their name from refugee contracts and then they are free to select those who really need help that can't get here by paying $10000 to a smuggler.
2, Islam be declared a political movement not a religion.

Cyrus said...

I disagree with renouncing exclaves of Western countries. In the case of Christmas Island it would be well suited to a thorough leveling, demonstrating that there is a backbone that can be activated.

Anonymous said...

Per Cheradenine Zakalwe and Zenster:

Any public renunciation of Islam must include the Muslim "immigrant" signing a binding legal contract in the native language of the signer that predicates citizenship and state benefits based on a complete LIFELONG renunciation of Islam.

Thus, if at any point in the future, the "immigrant" can be proved to be practicing Islam in any public or private way (attending a mosque, filing a nuisance lawsuit on behalf of gaining Muslim rights, searching for Muslim terror tips on a computer, etc.), then said "immigrant" will automatically loose any citizenship and state benefits - and be deported forthwith to an isolated place like Christmas Island.

Hesperado said...

Australia is predominantly PC MC.

I know an Aussie who tells me they became that way in the 80s.

Part of the process of Australia becoming PC MC was becoming culturally and institutionally "ashamed" of how they treated the aborigines.

That very same process also explains why Australia is being a nitwit with regard to the danger of Muslims.

Australia in this regard is being little different from the rest of the West.

P.C.: And note to the Gnostic Surivalists: it has nothing to do with the Dastardly Globalist Elites you think are controlling the world economy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hesperado: Perhaps your final point might be directed at a former comment of mine?

In any case, I have two words for you: Bilderberg Group. Anyone who is unfamiliar with the Bilderbergers should catch up REAL fast.

I myself came to research Islam AFTER discovering that the architects of the New World Order are using Islam as a tool to institute the New World Order.

Ever wonder why Islamic initiatives occur across the Western world at the SAME time? For example, mass Muslim immigration to all Western countries OR the recent attempt to "normalize" clitorectomies via major Western medical associations.

Just an idea here: Someone clearly has a definite plan that is being instituted for a definite reason....

In the same way that I believe that the majority of Westerners are fundamentally good people, I also recognize that EVIL people exist in the world and seek to rule the world.

Put differently: The rich people in the world already control all of the money, so their challenge evolves to control all of the PEOPLE, too.

For them, it's just a game. For us, it's life and death.

Hesperado said...

"I myself came to research Islam AFTER discovering that the architects of the New World Order are using Islam as a tool to institute the New World Order."

You've got to be pulling my leg.

Unfortunately, I am beginning to realize you, and the rest of the GOV gang, are not.

I feel like I've walked into a Twilight Zone episode. The only problem is, I've stayed too long.

Anonymous said...

Hesperado: Your being dismissive is the opposite of your making a sound well-reasoned argument. History has shown us again and again that evil individuals and their insular support groups are fully desirous and capable of controlling entire countries. Is controlling the entire world that much harder IF evil people can martial the necessary resources?

Read Spychips by Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre. (I can check it out of my library for free or get it used on Amazon for a song. There's also a website called, but get the book for the full story.)

RFID chips (managed by the bar code people) are the means by which the New World Order will impose an atheist totalitarian state on the entire world after the world has been softened up by the unwilling imposition of Islam on Western countries. Islam is merely an intermediate step to eventual atheist totalitarianism.

Implanted RFID chips - which can be read close up or by satellite - will enable a very small group of rulers to control all people and products in the world.

The proof is in patents which reveal everything that anyone needs to know.

Professor L said...

It must be noted that the situation is worse than what the Baron has suggested - Labor is in coalition with the Greens, and require their support in order to get bills through the Lower House (and they need the Greens again in the Senate too). There are a smattering of independents Labor also needs to woo, and they all want the laurels of being merciful and kind to these illegal immigrants (my emphasis).

Even with the problem now as great as it is, with the detention centres having to be reopened so fast that we're using army barracks to house them temporarily, I can't see it getting any better. Much as Tony Abbott is a good opposition leader, he is struggling in a highly concentrated media envrionment (it's either Fairfax or News Ltd in the major cities). However, he made "stop the boats" part of his election mantra, and it stuck against Labor. It's one of their worst issues.

Also Hesperado - Australia probably went more PCMC in the 1970s with Gough Whitlam's government scrapping the White Australia Policy (it was already defunct) as well as embarking on a massive increase in the welfare state (Medicare, free universities, etc). Only Malcolm Fraser stopped him in 1975 after blocking supply in the Senate, which meant that Whitlam took to finding funds from rather shady dealers which brought the GG in to dismiss him. And Fraser's decided to go to their side.

Oh, and 10% is not some tiny minority. You know, you could actually and quite truly decimate the inmates and get rid of the trouble makers at the same time. Alas, we lack a certain Roman ruthlessness.

hadley said...

Repeat after me Emma Lazarus' clarion call to free immigration and open borders that is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty:

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses,
Yearning to breathe free.
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore."

I can't think of any "refuse" more "wretched" than mass Muslim peasant immigration.

You will never enforce a religious, racial, ethnic or cultural test for immigration to any Western country.

Jews and Muslims (and Mexicans in the USA) will collectively prevent it.

Jews know deep in their collective hearts that the seed of European/Western nationalism will eventually be used against them to prevent their free immigration wherever they want to go.

They know that once the principle of mandatory assimilation (like renouncing Muslim-ness) is established, it is only a matter of time before it will be used against the Jews.

Anything that limits free travel and requires assimilation will be fought to the death.

Eighty years ago in the USA, service in a foreign army or legislature, or loyalty oaths to foreign peoples, leaders or states destroyed your American citizenship. Immigration to the USA required a renunciation of foreign citizenship.

It has take about 80 years to eliminate these and other assimilationist laws. There is no way on God's green earth that they will turn the clock back to those bad old days.

So until you recognize that organized Jewish interests are fundamentally against any restrictions on immigration you will be banging your head against the wall.

Rather than pretend that Jews are not the issue, you must open some sort of dialog with organized Jewry if you expect to make any progress. You have to deal with Jewish fear that Gentiles--and white Christians in particular--are always out to exterminate them.

Don't believe that you share some common interest with Jews against Muslims. According to the Jewish version of history, Muslim-ruled Spain with the jizya and dhimmihood was the "Golden Age" of Judaism. Jews got along fine with the Muslim rulers of Spain for hundreds of years. They prospered. They became advisers and bankers to the Muslim rulers. Life was good for the Jewish minority in Muslim-ruled Spain.

Then the Christians threw the Muslims out. Then the Christians threw the Jews out for trying to convert Jewish Christians back to Judaism.

And don't think for a second that talk of forced Muslim conversions will make Jews feel nice. They won't. Forcing Muslims to renounce their racial and ethnic identity as some of the commenters propose above, will massively increase Jewish resistance.

As the "Golden Age" Jewish website link above explains, Jewish taqqiya was common:

"Those who converted were known as marranos, which translates as swine. These New Christians tended to carry the [Jewish] religion on in secret."

"Those that were converted in 1497 in Portugal kept the [Jewish] faith for many years, while wearing the mantle of Christianity."

Given this history of Jewish taqqiya, do you really think Australian Jews are going to go along with forced Muslim conversions--what you call "renunciation of Islam"?

Not a snowball's chance in hell of that ever happening, friends.

Again, talk to the Jews. Accept that fact that as a group they are and have always been major supporters for open borders and free immigration. Drop the forced conversion/renunciation idea. The Jews will never, ever tolerate that. And see if you can find some common Jewish and Australian ground to resist the replacement of white Christian culture in Australia.

goethechosemercy said...

I can't think of any "refuse" more "wretched" than mass Muslim peasant immigration.

You will never enforce a religious, racial, ethnic or cultural test for immigration to any Western country.
end quote.

We don't need "racial, ethnic or cultural" tests in America.
Our history is full of the exercise of informal authority when barbarians get out of hand, and even when they don't get out of hand.
Muslim will always be "other".
And I would not want to be "other" in America.
Not by a long shot!

Zenster said...

Hesperado: Unfortunately, I am beginning to realize you, and the rest of the GOV gang, are not.

Congratulations, Hesperado! Keep lumping together the "GoV gang" like that and see just how much support you continue to get for your PCMC theory, regardless of whether it is accurate or not. What I can promise you is an increasing level of justifiable resentment over the arrogant and abusive tone you take towards those who have sought to help integrate your ideas into the mainstream thought here at GoV.

Keep it up, Brainiac. Pretty soon you'll be marching alone under that banner of yours.

Engineer-Poet said...

I wonder how long it will take some of the locals in the town where the second news video was shot to realize that the government can't put the invaders there if the buildings burn down first?