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Items filtered by date: Saturday, 02 January 2016

As a staggering number of migrants and so-called "asylum seekers" continue to seek entry into the European Union (EU), an increasing number of member nations are insisting far more stringent rules be adopted or they will either seal their borders or possible exit the EU.
Already Hungary and Croatia have erected fences or imposed entry restrictions and the mood in most of Europe is growing far less welcoming as evidence continues to surface that many of those arriving are not true refugees from war-torn countries but Economic Migrants merely seeking benefits and a better lifestyle than that afforded by their home nations.

Even those arriving from Syria where there is obvious conflict are no longer being shown the welcome mat. Just this week another EU national leaders voiced his concern with what many feel is a Muslim invasion of Europe.

Czech President Milos Zeman said the wave of refugees flooding the EU is "an organized invasion", saying if the young men from Syria and Iraq were serious about their own countries they would "take up arms" against the Islamic State (IS) group and defend their liberty.
"I am profoundly convinced that we are facing an organized invasion and not a spontaneous movement of refugees," said Zeman in a Christmas message made Saturday to the people of the Czech Republic.
He stressed that while compassion was "possible" for old, sick or refugee children, young men should be back home fighting against jihadists and seeking to defend their own homes.
"A large majority of the illegal migrants are young men in good health, and single. I wonder why these men are not taking up arms to go fight for the freedom of their countries against the Islamic State," said Zeman, who handily won general elections to become Czech president in early 2013.
He added that when the men who should be the backbone of Syria and Iraq flee to the West it strengthens ISIS and gives their the ability to claim they are the true patriots of Islam.
According to local news sources, the 71-year-old compared what is happening now to the situation of Czechs who left their country when it was under Nazi occupation from 1939-1945.

Czech President Milos Zeman, speaking at an anti-Islam rally in Prague on November 17, 2015.

It is not the first time Zeman has taken a strong stance on Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War II. He join with Viktor Orban in Hungary, Marine Le Pen in France and many other EU leaders who are vigorously opposed to the continued open border policy of the EU.
Even in Nations where the welcome mat has been most generous, like Germany and Sweden, opposition is forming and an ever-growing number of voters are casting ballots for Nationalists.

Many of the far-left, continue to say those who oppose the entry of over a million Muslims into mostly Christian nations are "bigots" or "racists," while those with more conservative views say it is a matter of security and honesty to recognize those migrating are not doing so with any intention to assimilate into European society but want to "maintain Muslim identities and in some cases actually attack the foundations of Western civilization, effectively waging the same type of Jihad they claim to be fleeing.
One example of the far-left's rhetoric came from the Czech Republic's Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, who has continually criticized Zeman. He said Zeman's Christmas message was based "on prejudices and his habitual simplification of things".

The Czech Republic and Slovakia (formerly Czechoslovakia) were considered "satellite" communist countries of the former USSR. They both joined the European Union in 2004 but have been steadfast in rejecting the EU's system of quotas for distributing refugees amid the current migrant wave.

It has been reported extensively that more than one million migrants and refugees have reached Europe this year. Many are said to be fleeing violence in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, but a very large number are from Africa, Pakistan and other nations where there is no justification under EU rules for asylum. In addition many have been found to be using fake identity papers to enter Europe. One of the Paris bombers was believed to have entered this way.

There have also been reports that one of the San Bernardino shooters in the US, Tashfeen Malik, who with the help of her husband, Syed Farook killed 14 innocents in what is now seen by many as a Jihad attack also had "irregularities" in her entry documents.
The US attack underscores the world-wide crisis with Muslim immigration but Europe has by far seen the greatest numbers.The crisis has strained ties within the European Union., Most smaller or newer members have taken a firm anti-migrant stance while some northern countries like Germany and Sweden have been far more welcoming of the migrants.

That seems to be changing as Angela Merkel, seen by most at the "architect" of the welcome mat, is undergoing increasing pressure at home to curtail the number of migrants as they continue to strain the economic and social fabric of Germany. In nearby France and Sweden, similar pressures are building.

Few asylum seekers have chosen to stay in the Czech Republic, a NATO member nation of 10.5 million people, preferring to move on to more liberal EU nations where cash and other benefits are more freely given. Sweden recently passed legislation to cut those benefits and have also posted advertising online to tell migrants about the reductions.

Meanwhile in the Czech Republic, a recent survey showed that nearly 70 percent of Czechs oppose the arrival of migrants and refugees in their country.

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