Is A Picture Worth A Thousand Words?

balkan-route-gettyThe migrants were part of a wave of arrivals who came to Germany via the so-called Balkan route.

By Catherine Frompovich

Germany is facing a problem with refugees who apparently can’t find housing, as the ‘tent city’ photograph above apparently depicts.  According to news reports out of Berlin, thousands of refugees have disappeared off the radar, yet no one knows where they are. Have they gone ‘underground’, as some think, waiting for instructions?  According to German prosecutor Irich Scherding, “Fifteen to 20 percent of 18,000 refugees are obviously submerged.”  Concern and fears grow that ISIS may be involved in controlling the missing.

parisA boulevard in Paris, France—Refugee crisis

The refugee crisis in European Union countries apparently is spilling over into geopolitical ramifications insofar as EU member countries now are talking about leaving the EU.  The UK’s taxpayers are finding out they will be left paying for student loans by EU citizens, who studied in England but left the country without repaying those loans.  What’s the amount?  £130 million or roughly U.S. $159,691,956 based upon the conversion rate when I wrote this article.

Sweden has acquired a rather dubious title no one would envy.  Malmo, Sweden, is known as the “rape capital of Europe.”  The BBC reports, “According to Eurostat, the agency that collects statistical data from all EU countries, in 2015 Sweden had over 162,000 asylum applications or 1,667 asylum seekers for every 100,000 citizens. A large majority of the 2015 asylum seekers – 114,470 – were male, 45,790 of them between 18 and 34 years of age.” [1]   A majority of males between 18 and 34 years of age—not families!

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