Refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan take part in a hunger strike at Votivkirche church in Vienna.

Some 30 refugees who are on hunger strike to protest for better conditions for asylum seekers in Austria, have been allowed to stay in the catholic church for the duration of their demonstration. A protest camp outside the church was cleared out earlier by the police. – Photo by Reuters

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Dec 31, 2012 06:25am
@Plain Speak - Firstly, you shouldn't be passing any judgement at all, circumstances and situations forces people to migrate. You don't know why these people are there at the first place. I just hope and pray that no one faces a situation where they have to leave their loved one's. Seriously, you need to grow-up a little.
Jan 01, 2013 12:34pm
They kill their own children in schools, cinemas etc and still moral lectures keep on coming from them. this is hypocracy at its best.
Jan 01, 2013 02:37pm
According to US Department of Homeland Security, the numbers of Indian illegal migrants jumped 125% since 2000!. What an irony, They call them Indian but they want to be American.
Dec 30, 2012 06:00pm
You give them asylum, they will later try to convert whole Austria to Islam.......Never trust them..
Dec 29, 2012 05:36pm
What an irony, you call them Pakistani but they want to be Austrian
Adeel Azmat
Dec 30, 2012 01:04am
Unfortunately a lot of people go to other countries with the hope of finding work to only realise that it's not that easy as they heard and thus end up in this situation. I hope the situation gets better.
Dec 30, 2012 01:23pm
How can you call people who you don't know 'low lifes'? These people have left everything behind to make a better future for themselves. You can't expect them to have all the facts about the world before they decide to go. Migration is a fact of life, its only going to happen more and more. I can't begin to imagine how desperate and hopeless their lives and their situations must have been. I feel pity for refugees more than anyone else. You should be ashamed of yourself for passing judgement on another before walking in their shoes. What could be a more Christian approach? Islam teaches me that we are all brothers.
Dec 31, 2012 03:57am
They hate Western morality and justice, but they demand a fair and just place in Western nations; what is wrong with this picture? They want to remove the Western system that allows them to express their opinion, with a suppressive one that they ran away from.
Dec 30, 2012 10:23am
Give them a lie detector test and ask them what they really think about non-muslims. These people have been taught to hate non-muslims since birth by their family, schools, society, press and media. They will always be trouble in future. Why dont they go to Saudi Arabia instead ?
Plain speak
Dec 29, 2012 06:20pm
Austria is beautiful country. I have been there. But these refugees will create ghettos and polute the cultural environment. Why they didn't protest about poor condition of life back home? Lack of guts I am sure. But the same people feel strong enough to demand justice from people who woe them nothin. How and why? Because the host country ALLOWS them to do so. And on the top of it a Christian church provides a roof over their head. Back home these very people were silent when a Christian was abused and Church was ransacked.God save Europe from these low lifes.
Jamshed Khan
Dec 29, 2012 08:18pm
Things are difficult and desperate in the homeland at the moment but don't you think it is still better than being homeless and away from your family and friends in a foreign land?
Dec 29, 2012 02:30pm
They should be allowed any service.They are not reliable.
Dec 30, 2012 06:03pm
Muslims asked for a separate nation because they were minority in Hindu dominated India where they wanted to be a majority and have the full power, but now the situation has become such that they are ready to live as a minority in any other country.....I believe Jinnah would have been died of heart attack by seeing the current situation of PAKISTAN if he would have been alive today.
danial tariq
Dec 31, 2012 02:25pm
I think Pak government is to blame here which has failed to shelter its own people, for the people it is meant to be working...
Dec 31, 2012 12:06pm
they hate the christian world and the church and still take shelter in our churches, this is christanity for u