The heart-wrenching image of the young Syrian child, Aylan, as his lifeless body was washed up the shores in Turkey was heartbreaking. It emerged that the Syrian family Aylan wanted to go to Canada and Canada rejected the Asylum application filed by his family. Canada has denied that an application was in fact filed. It was also interesting that the Canadian Immigration Minister suspended his campaign to work on the refugee issue and as the Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper expressed shocked at the image of the child.
Europe's initial reaction was captured in this New York Times Editorial--The image was telling:
But after Aylan's image was shown all around the World, it was the simple statement from the Wall Street Journal said it all:
As all saw in the "Daily Update", Aylan's Father asked one thing: Let him be the last one. It is of note that as we went to press, The UK Prime Minister reversed his stance and said that the UK will take in more refugees. It must also be noted that there are some 54 Million People who have been displaced around the World--14 Million of them Syrians.