Saturday 14 November 2015

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Why It’s Horrible to Blame Refugees for the Paris Attacks

As the current death toll from the terrorist attacks on Paris climbs to 160 (and is expected to keep climbing), the world has inevitably started to scramble to assign the blame. While at this point there are no real suspects, less than a few hours after the attacks a popular scapegoat has become the four million displaced Syrian families, some of whom have fled to Paris.

This tweet by Imperial College London student Dan Holloway says it perfectly:
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The violence brought by terrorists like ISIS is cited as one of the main factors that forced many of these people to flee from their homes in the first place. The current death toll in Syria has passed 250,000 people, out of which 30,000 were children. To blame the refugees for perpetrating the kind of horrors that they’ve upended their lives to try to escape is a slap in the face.

As some replies to the aforementioned tweet snidely suggested, the attackers could have used the refugee crisis to their advantage to make it past the French border. This COULD be true. Again, it’s important to emphasize that at this point, nobody knows what happened.

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