Courage in a crisis
It may very well be the case that the refugee crisis cascading across Europe is an insidious “weapon of mass infiltration” — a despairingly lame Trojan Horse, cruelly fabricated by terrorists, and naively carried by compassion and goodwill through the gates of Western civilisation. However, we, clinging faithfully to our sense of humanity in the face of those who have none, will evade serious consideration of this scenario; because, sadly, it is one that cannot be openly discussed.
It would incite a divisive argument which would be won only after the event, when all may already be lost.
Weak indecision, out of fear of the possible negative consequences, is not the answer; but effective and timely decisions require courage.