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Survey: Europeans worry migrants may increase terror threat

BERLIN (AP) — The refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism in Europe are very much related to one another in the minds of many Europeans, according to a survey conducted across the continent.

Monday’s poll by the Pew Research Center found that in eight of the ten European nations surveyed, half or more believe that the influx of migrants increases the likelihood of terrorism in their country. Many Europeans also worry that migrants will become an economic burden and take away their jobs and social benefits.

The survey covered the European countries of Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Hungary and Poland. It was conducted from April to May — before the British referendum to leave the European Union and the extremist attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport last month.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Well sure, but so what? It’s not as if they plan on addressing that beyond the obligatory candle light vigil every time some ‘migrants’ mass murder a few hundred people. So what if they do? These governments can’t even say that mass rapes occur let alone who’s committing them. No, I’m sure the docile good European citizens will bow down to the combined efforts of Islam and their own elected officials.

  • Spatchcocked

    Europeans will fight like cornered rats…..like honey badgers….
    A terrible denoument approaches but alas inevitable.
    My only wish hope is that the gutless leaders swing.

    • I hope they do. The political class won’t that much is certain.

  • Spatchcocked

    If that Prussian cow or her EU praesidium gives Erdogan or the Turks any free travel in Europe civil war is inevitable….
    I maintain she is a Russian mole.

  • mauser 98

    “may” ??

  • Jim Fox

    Europeans have been very slow on the uptake. Perhaps fatally so. BUT, step one- take out the neo-liberal progressive trash & elect someone with BALLS.