Are Syrian refugees really invading Europe? Some perspective.


There seems to be this overriding notion by some that Syrian refugees aren’t really refugees at all. They are just migrants taking advantage of bleeding heart European and Western liberals, coming over to suck us dry and take advantage of our lax immigration systems and hoist their extremist (read: Muslim) values on us.

I don’t even know where to begin with this prejudiced nonsense, so I won’t bother. Instead, I thought I’d simply post a video from the Gapminder Foundation that explains in a mere few minutes how small that “invasion” actually is, and how the countries that can barely afford to handle these suffering people are the ones bearing the unfortunate burden.

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