“If Europe fails on the question of refugees, its close connection with universal civil rights will be destroyed”, stated German chancellor Angela Merkel, as she took the lead in what is said to be the largest wave of refugees fleeing to Europe since World War II.
The crisis was highlighted in Europe several days ago when 71 decomposing bodies of migrants were found inside a truck on an Austrian highway. Amidst a flood of controversy in the EU, with opinions rooted in everything from imperialist hypocrisy to compassionate hearts, Merkel’s open door policy has become a role model for many.
Here are just a few examples:
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