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PEW Research: Europeans Fear Wave of Refugees Will Mean More Terrorism, Fewer Jobs
Sharp ideological divides across EU on views about minorities, diversity and national identity.
The recent surge of refugees into Europe has featured prominently in the anti-immigrant rhetoric of right-wing parties across the Continent and in the heated debate over the UK’s decision to exit the European Union. At the same time, attacks in Paris and Brussels have fueled public fears about terrorism. As a new Pew Research Center survey illustrates, the refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism are very much related to one another in the minds of many Europeans. In eight of the 10 European nations surveyed, half or more believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism in their country.
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WNU Editor: Terrorism and pressure on jobs and wages is a concern, but on a deeper level many in Europe are becoming bothered by the establishment of Muslim/African ghettos within their communities. And then there is that "not in my backyard" sentiment" .... EXCLUSIVE - 'We don't want ANY refugees here': George Clooney's super rich Lake Como neighbours say Italian idyll is being RUINED by migrants on their doorstep after Switzerland closes its border (Daily Mail)