They are leaving countries like Turkey and Lebanon in which their life is not in danger, seeking a better future in a country of their choice.
Most are young men whose families are left behind. Once they get citizenship they will bring this family over, quadrupuling numbers perhaps. But their families are not in danger or why would they leave them?
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Refugee Crisis watch
- 19-10-2015 10:05
- 19-10-2015 10:07
(Original post by ikhan94)
- 19-10-2015 10:10
First of all as mentioned they are refugees, not migrants, and second of all there's a possibility that these refugees could come to these countries and start havoc, second of all a lot of them are economic migrants who are taking advantage of the system and deserve to be kicked out to be honest, thats my opinion
By that their movement towards European lands is a choice and not an obligation. If fleeing persecution was their sole motive, they would be staying countries that are safe but not necessarily Europe (e.g. Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt).
Unfortunately, too much of this crisis is driven by emotion and not rational thought. As Europeans, we need to stop assuming that an action is automatically 'racist' or 'bigoted' and focus more on ensuring that our countries remain economically strong. Beggars cannot help beggars.Last edited by WokSz; 19-10-2015 at 10:19.
(Original post by chocolate hottie)
- 19-10-2015 11:31
What did you say exactly, it is hard to keep track?
I remember you wanted two million "refugees" on top of current immigration levels, and we were discussing moving all the current inhabitants of Birmingham, Liverpool and Sheffield to the Isle of Wight to give them homes.
But there are four million Syrian "refugees" expatriated, so what is two more million? We have a duty to really help, surely?
That is about the population of Wales. Let's move them out to make way for the next batch. The Isle of Wight is probably pretty full now, with Brummies and Scousers, so the Welsh would have to go somewhere else. Anglesey? That is still Wales! Good thinking, Bill!
Who needs Rugby (especially since the always beat us) when you can have two more million Muslims, living in the Valleys, getting on so peacefully with everybody who isn't a Muslim, or is the wrong SORT of Muslim...?