Europe, Refugees and Chaos

Here was Bill Muehlenberg’s introduction in his email to the article below: “Europe now is in chaos and many wonder if its days are numbered. Huge problems with mainly Muslim migrants are leading the way.” Here’s his opening:

Europe is in a mess. Many think it is on the verge of major crisis, if not collapse, unless something is done quickly. With failed immigration policies, misplaced multiculturalism, and politically correct self-loathing, there is not a day that goes by without more shocking headlines appearing.

Just trying to keep up on the daily madness being played out in Europe is a fulltime job. I could easily write a daily article on the ongoing chaos in Europe and not even scratch the surface of what is happening there. So all I can do here is just offer the briefest of outlines on some of the current developments.

Let me begin with the broader picture then move on to more specific items. One of the big news items is the admission by top European officials that most “refugees” are not needy asylum seekers, but simply economic migrants. As one report states:

More than half of those fleeing to Europe from the Middle East and Africa are economic migrants and not asylum seekers fleeing the horrors of war in Iraq or Syria, according to first vice-president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans.

Quoting what he said were new, unpublished, figures from the EU border agency, Frontex, Mr Timmermans said: “More than half of the people now coming to Europe come from countries where you can assume they have no reason whatsoever to ask for refugee status … more than half, 60 percent.”

Those 60 percent were predominantly from north Africa, mainly Moroccans or Tunisians who were leaving their own countries for “economic reasons” and attempting to travel to Europe through Turkey, the former Netherlands foreign minister told the Dutch national broadcaster, NOS.

Now I have been in the developing world often, including in Tunisia. Of course one can understand completely how so many of these folk want to leave their backwards, impoverished and Islamic hellholes and go to the free and prosperous West.

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