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BBC News: Migrant crisis - UN says Europe is 'on cusp of self-induced crisis' Watch

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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Angela Merkel will be remembered in the future as the women who destroyed Europe
    Let's hope not, but she'll certainly be remembered as the woman who seriously degraded, destabilised, and polarised Germany

    Probably by Chinese historians, because Europe sure as hell wont be writing books soon enough
    Haha, pretty bleak fam
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    Best thing we can do is get rid of NATO and stop being a puppet to Washington because it is their regime changes that have done this to us.
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    The uncomfortable truth is the muslims are a threat, and we should not be letting them across our borders. We also need to have more active surveillance and policing of the muslims that are already here.
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    (Original post by NickLCFC.)
    The uncomfortable truth is the muslims are a threat, and we should not be letting them across our borders. We also need to have more active surveillance and policing of the muslims that are already here.
    How do you expect "active surveillance" and "policing" policies to work?

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    (Original post by chemting)
    Why should simply being a North African/Middle Eastern be the only criteria?
    • The West feels more directly culpable regarding the mess Iraq and the Levant/Libya is in, having destabilised the regions
    • The nature of the civil wars in the affected regions is unlike recent problems in the noted territories
    • Many of these people are on Europe's doorstep and determined/able to make perilous journeys to get here in a way that others are not
    • Turkey is struggling to facilitate millions and cannot police all of its international borders any more than Greece can
    • Levantines are somewhat South-East European in origin as it is

    Also, why have the gulf states (with all their riches, and their pretence to be Islamic) closed their borders?
    A: They're asshats and who feel that they already have enough Sunni extremists/slave labour as it is
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    The Wall Street Journal: Brussels Attacks: Bloodshed Exposes Growing Divisions Over Border Security

    Assaults provoke renewed accusations of weak immigration policies

    “Our strength is in our unity,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “Our free societies will show themselves to be stronger than terrorism.”

    “The dream of a colorful Europe is dead, bombed away yet again!” said Germany’s Frauke Petry, co-head of the populist and anti-immigrant party that scored unprecedented gains in state elections earlier this month, on Facebook. “Finally accept it! It is time for change!”
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    BBC News: "Europe now plans to push them, en mass, back across the Mediterranean .. it’s a violent change of course for Europe"

    BBC Complaints: http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complain-online/
    Complaint: Improper use of emotive language
    Your News production team have run with a report from Katya Adler that contained the following wholly inappropriate emotive language: "Europe now plans to push them, en mass, back across the Mediterranean ... it’s a violent change of course for Europe".

    It is the job of the BBC is to report the News objectively, and in a balanced and composed manner, using measured rhetrotic, not to pander to ‘progressive’ sentimentalism or to engage in the politics of fear. Elements and agents within the organisation may have determined to unconditionally “push” a pro-immigration/multiculturalist agenda but license fee payers will not tolerate such political meddling, however (un)subtle. Remain impartial, or become a commercial/Bretton Woods organisation. The choice is yours


    (Original post by BBC News)
    We were simply reflecting the change in which Europe had previously spoken of their solidarity regarding migrants, to how the latest proposals to send them back to Turkey has caused some debate and criticism
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    BBC News: Pope's Easter message condemns failure to help migrants

    Pope Francis has condemned those who fail to help migrants, during his traditional Easter speech (no quote indicating he condemns them)

    ..urged people to use the "weapons of love" to combat the evil of terrorism .. "Today is the celebration of our hope. It is so necessary today."

    BBC Complaints: http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complain-online/
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    BBC News: Pope's Easter message condemns failure to help migrants

    Pope Francis has condemned those who fail to help migrants, during his traditional Easter speech (no quote indicating he condemns them)

    ..urged people to use the "weapons of love" to combat the evil of terrorism .. "Today is the celebration of our hope. It is so necessary today."

    BBC Complaints: http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complain-online/
    Plenty of room in the Vatican.

    From what goes down in the migrant camps, his priests would have plenty in common with them!
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    BBC News: Pope's Easter message condemns failure to help migrants

    Pope Francis has condemned those who fail to help migrants, during his traditional Easter speech (no quote indicating he condemns them)

    ..urged people to use the "weapons of love" to combat the evil of terrorism .. "Today is the celebration of our hope. It is so necessary today."

    BBC Complaints: http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complain-online/
    This is the same guy who tried to justify the Charlie Hebdo massacre if you recall. It's quite hilarious how this guy is repeatedly slurping all over people who'd love nothing more than to crucify him over the crusades
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    Arm every European citizen and start taking out the trash.

    Europe belongs to us, it is our homeland and like any other people in history we should do whatever we can to keep it that way.
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    (Original post by MildredMalone)
    So Europe's standard of life should be dragged down to that of the third world ... because you don't like seeing kids cry? If we brought all those people over here, everyone would be crying
    They don't all have to come in order for everyone to be crying, but your general point is correct and she needs to stop being so sentimental :flutter:
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    (Original post by chemting)
    Yes of course. If you had the power, wouldn't you?

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    I wouldn't definitely. I have no big ego :-)
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I find it extremely selfish that the gulf states, with all the riches God has blessed them with, will not accept a single refugee
    Well said, habibti

    I didn't say other people shouldn't come to the UK, but right now the situation is Syria is so messed up
    Thing is, y'all act like Syrians are being singled out and/or have a special case to be allowed to come in numbers.. does look a little.. biased?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Why should Europe have to reduce their standard of life?
    We've already contributed £1,000,000,000 that we don't have to Syria, which is way more, per capita, than any other nation on earth, nevermind the EU, and give almost 1% of GDP over to foreign aid. We already are reducing our standards of living in order to satisfy a (partially misplaced) sense of humanitarian duty
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    It breaks my heart seeing these children go through all this,women too and innocent men
    Indeed, poor souls :sad:
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Easier said than done when refugees/migrants are quite literally breaking and entering
    What do you mean by this e.g. breaching sovereign borders without permission? :holmes:
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    What do you mean by this e.g. breaching sovereign borders without permission? :holmes:
    You're a few weeks late, but this was a reference to an event reported in the news at the time featuring a group of migrants kicking down a border fence despite resistance from the authorities.
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    BBC News: Pope's Easter message condemns failure to help migrants

    "Pope Francis has condemned those who fail to help migrants, during his traditional Easter speech" (no quote indicating he condemns them)

    Complaint: Improper use of emotive language
    Your news report contained the following wholly inappropriate emotive language: "Pope Francis has condemned those who fail to help migrants". From the rest of the article there appears absolutely no quotes that could reasonably justify this use of markedly melodramatic language

    This is not the first time I have had to point out this kind of bias/propaganda to your News production team (twice in as many months, prior, regarding BBC News at Ten reporting of European policy changes with regard to the migrant crisis)

    It is the job of the BBC is to report the news objectively, and in a balanced and composed manner, using measured rhetoric and accurate statements, not to pander to ‘progressive’ sentimentalism or to engage in the politics of fear/shame. When paraphrasing a figure as important to global faith and public opinion as the Pope, it is as well to take particular care in this regard

    Elements and agents within your organisation may have determined to relentlessly, and apparently unconditionally, “push” a pro-immigration/multicultural agenda but license fee payers will not tolerate such political meddling, however (un)subtle

    Remain impartial or become a commercial/campaigning organisation. The choice is yours.


    (Original post by BBC News)
    I was sorry to read you were unhappy with the BBC News article 'Pope's Easter message condemns failure to help migrants'. I understand you feel the headline was unnecessarily using emotive language.

    The intended interpretation of the word 'condemned' is that as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, as in 'expressing a complete disapproval' (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...nglish/condemn). In this instance the word is used to highlight the Pope's comments against a collective failure to react to the situation, rather than being understood as naming and shaming for example.
    Prick thinks I need a dictionary definition? Laughable response from an organisation that clearly has a penchant for misuse of English. Prize for the person who can find a quote in the article that communicates "complete disapproval" of the conduct of Europeans re: the migrant crisis :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Lol you want me to take orders from you? I already do more than enough for my fellow Syrians. I wish I could do more but can't right now it breaks my heart knowing what's happening. People starving and dying on a daily basis
    This is what I suspected. You wouldn't be advocating it for Sub-Saharan Africans, many of whom die and starve on a regular basis. It comes down to tribal (even supremacist)loyalty, which is loathed and despised coming from white Europeans, but respected coming from muslims.
 
 
 
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