At a reception held on October 22, 2015 to honor the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the UN Secretary General's Special Representative for International Migration, Peter Sutherland, claimed that caps on refugees enforced by certain countries in Europe are “directly reminiscent of the type of caps that took place under the Reich [against] the Jewish population.” This outrageous comparison of good faith attempts to control the tide of mass migration from the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan to the plight of Jews during the Holocaust is aimed at browbeating European countries into putting their own citizens in danger to serve a globalist agenda.
Make no mistake about Sutherland‘s intentions. He is not really focused on saving persecuted religious minorities from the Muslim majority countries in conflict-ridden regions, particularly persecuted Christians and Yazidis. He advocates an open border policy in which migrants leaving their countries of origin to seek better economic conditions would have essentially the same right to settle in their destination countries of choice as persecuted refugees seeking political asylum:
"What are economic migrants, I ask? Are they everybody else who isn’t persecuted? Well if that is what they are, does it mean that you’re going to send home people who are starving? That you’re going to send home people who are living through environmental degradation of a dreadful kind? …It’s just not good enough."
Sutherland has no way of knowing the motivations of the many hundreds of thousands (and possibly millions eventually) of migrants from Muslim majority countries flooding Europe, let alone who they really are. He ignores legitimate concerns regarding infiltration by members of the Islamic State and other jihadists. What we are witnessing is in part a genuine humanitarian crisis and in part a Hijrah, or “jihad by emigration,” as Robert Spencer calls it. The Islamic State has made no secret of its intention to flood Europe with hundreds of thousands of its jihadists posing as refugees. Some Islamic State jihadists have already been caught crossing into Europe doing just that. Without proper vetting and border controls, the jihadists will succeed in exploiting humanitarian outreach to accomplish their Hijrah, with potentially catastrophic results for the West.