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  • Banning refugees and the end of western civilisation

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    This video was made before Donald Trump's inauguration and introduction of a ban on Syrian refugees, but it's now more relevant than ever.

    The refugee and migrant 'crisis' has been in the headlines for the last year - but is it really a crisis? In this film I take an alternative look and ask what it really means for you, me and the future of our way of life.

    Scroll down for links to all sources for all facts and data used in the video.

    (Sorry, no comments on this one. If you feel strongly enough about it please contact me directly).

    Written and Directed by Adam Westbrook
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    WITH THANKS TO
    Eva Alisic
    Tracey Elliot
    Caroline Vanier
    Nafees Hamid
    Guy Gunaratne

    Funded by the Global Young Academy.

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    Fresh Eyes on the Refugee Crisis
    globalyoungacademy.net/fresh-eyes-on-the-refugee-crisis/

    SOURCES:
    In 2015 alone, more than 1 million refugees and migrants came ashore, the majority escaping the conflict in Syria:
    Official figure for 2015: 1,005,504 - Institute of Migration: migration.iom.int/europe/

    Europe has a population of 508 million people:
    EuroStat, official ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/File:Demographic_balance,_2014_(thousand)_YB15_II.png

    Europe’s population increased 0.19%
    1,005,504 / 508,000,000 x 100

    70 years ago Europe was handling 31 million displaced people
    Porter, Anne “Ghosts of Europe” p. 281

    Europe’s shrinking birthrates:
    ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/File:Number_of_live_births,_EU-28,_1961%E2%80%932013_(%C2%B9)_(million)_YB15.png

    Europe’s ageing population:
    ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/File:Median_age_of_population,_EU-28,_2001%E2%80%9314_(%C2%B9)_(years)_YB15.png

    Economists are saying immigration is essential for Europe’s labour shortage:
    un.org/esa/population/publications/popdecline/fotakis.pdf
    adamsmith.org/blog/economics/new-report-migration-and-development/
    vice.com/read/we-asked-an-expert-happen-if-eu-opened-borders-to-everyone-584
    ideas.repec.org/p/mse/cesdoc/13013.html

    Immigrant families contribute more each year than they take out:
    oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/international-migration-outlook-2013_migr_outlook-2013-en

    Immigrants in Denmark raised wages and quality of life for locals:
    economics.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/files/events/peri%20paper.pdf

    This isn’t a migrant crisis, it’s something else
    migrantsrights.org.uk/blog/2016/02/refugee-crisis-crisis-policy-rather-refugees

    We wouldn’t have any greek influences or science if it weren’t for the Arab World
    Lyons, Jonathan “The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilisation”
    amazon.co.uk/House-Wisdom-Transformed-Western-Civilization/dp/1408801213/

    Western values, institutions etc are neatly summed up in the UN Declaration of Human Rights (1946) and the European Declaration of Fundamental Rights (2000)
    un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/
    ec.europa.eu/justice/fundamental-rights/charter/index_en.htm

    Fukuyama, Francis The End of History (1992)
    amazon.co.uk/End-History-Last-Man/dp/024196024X

    Estimates of jihadists leaving Europe
    uk.businessinsider.com/afp-more-than-6000-european-jihadists-in-syria-eu-official-2015-4

    Daesh have formed the largest volunteer fighting force since World War 2
    aeon.co/essays/why-isis-has-the-potential-to-be-a-world-altering-revolution

    Daesh are selling an inspiring message
    aeon.co/essays/why-isis-has-the-potential-to-be-a-world-altering-revolution

    Jihadists are motivated by “sacred values”
    artisresearch.com/the-devoted-actor-sacred-values-and-willingness-to-fight-preliminary-studies-with-isil-volunteers-and-kurdish-frontline-fighters/

    People in the west are not inspired or motivated by western values
    artisresearch.com/the-devoted-actor-sacred-values-and-willingness-to-fight-preliminary-studies-with-isil-volunteers-and-kurdish-frontline-fighters/

    Nothing angers and frustrates Daesh more than seeing Syrians and Iraqis welcomed into the west.
    theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/09/islamic-state-alan-kurdi-photo-magazine-dabiq-syrian-refugees

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