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    demographics and other facts

    United Nations demographics of the "Syrian" refugees.
    Last week, this map showed it 72% men; this week it is revised to 62% men.
    Less than half are from Syria, which alone has 11,000,000 refugees now.
    There are 6,500,000 more in Jordan and some nearby countries.

    Refugees/Migrants Emergency Response - Mediterranean - Regional Overview

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmer_mike View Post
    And?
    Well based on past performance I'd wager this is a prelude to an attempt to stir us all up to wage Holy war on the Infidel Socialists or something. Happy to be proved wrong though.
    "Wishy washy hand-wringing diversified all encompassing liberal"

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    Maybe not?

    "Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
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    Meet the woman in the American flag hijab - BBC News

    I know a Stars and Stripes hijab might make some heads explode on here but maybe that's just a sideshow and we should really focus on their front-running candidate for the Republican nomination thinking the answer is to shut down mosques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern View Post
    United Nations demographics of the "Syrian" refugees.
    Last week, this map showed it 72% men; this week it is revised to 62% men.
    Less than half are from Syria, which alone has 11,000,000 refugees now.
    There are 6,500,000 more in Jordan and some nearby countries.

    Refugees/Migrants Emergency Response - Mediterranean - Regional Overview
    Dont you mean more than half? Unless I'm reading the figures wrong they say 52%?
    add to this 6% from the same conflict in Iraq.

    arguably one can also add 19% from the related conflict in Afghanistan?

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    Week to week, 62% to 77% men.
    Does seem odd so few women and children, so many men leaving them, not staying to fight for their country.

    The USA, every year, takes more legal immigrants than all of the UK, Europe, Canada, etc, combined - too many.
    Plus we have a huge problem of about 40,000,000 illegal aliens mooching $49 billion in welfare and other free services, 800,000 of them in prison, 1,100,000 sought on arrest warrants.

    The "tired, hungry, and poor" came long ago, to work. They were held in isolation, checked out for disease and who they actually were - not the reckless stampede of today.

    Immigration policy is supposed to be for the benefit of the country, not the immigrants to the detriment of the country and its citizens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern View Post
    Week to week, 62% to 77% men.
    Does seem odd so few women and children, so many men leaving them, not staying to fight for their country.
    Is it possible the demographic is swinging more towards men over the course of time because the initial movement was predominantly women and children? That's a serious question and I don't know the answer but when you posted this last night I had a quick look for sources and as it happened I found an earlier UNHCR publication (from 2013, I think) that quoted the reverse of the current figures.

    If a ship is sinking and you follow the 'women and children first' approach then you can be sure the last few lifeboats in the water will be full of blokes.

    I don't doubt there's a real risk that the current huge movement of refugees is a point of weakness that could be exploited by muslim extremists, but I can't buy the suggestion that their numbers are so great that they are measureable among such a large population of refugees, or are the real reason for the movement in the first place which I think is what you're implying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    Maybe not?
    Only if they are not Muslim, native Americans, or African Americans .

    America has not got a great record as far as their treatment of minority's
    Last edited by bogtrotter; 19-11-2015 at 12:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern View Post
    Week to week, 62% to 77% men.
    Does seem odd so few women and children, so many men leaving them, not staying to fight for their country.
    the figures do not state the age of these men. It is likely that a proportion of these immigrants are either too old or too young to fight. Also if they were to stay and fight, who would you recommend they join up with?

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