The European Muddle and Other Matters

Sir: Several articles (O’Sullivan, Murray, and Martin-Jones) in the December edition touched on the unfolding muddle in Europe. I happened to be in Europe in September when the migration wave was reaching its crescendo, as Chancellor Merkel announced an open door and the media was in full flight. I use the word migration deliberately. Other publications (the Economist and Time, for example) in their breakdown of figures of source countries demonstrate that Syria is only a small source nation (others ranged from as far as Afghanistan and sub-Saharan Africa). Virtually none of the great mass of people arriving in Europe…

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