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France: Refugees 'are not terrorists' - Euro-Commissioner Avramopoulos02:45

France: Refugees 'are not terrorists' - Euro-Commissioner Avramopoulos

France, Strasbourg
January 21, 2016 at 11:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

We give billions to Turkey and we want to bring them in Europe. 90% of Turks are Muslims. I have nothing against Muslims, don’t get me wrong, but we are Europeans and Westerners and we need to show that we have balls."

Members of the European Parliament joined in a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday, to discuss issues such as the threat of terrorism to Europe, the refugee crisis and the handling of the situation by member states of the European Union.

European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos declared that "we will never equate refugees with terrorists. We cannot and we must not fear to prevail." Avramopoulos also announced that "2016 will be the year where we'll go after terrorist money. We need to deprive terrorists of their financial resources." According to Avramopoulos, "refugees, crossing our borders because they need international protection - and they are entitled of international protection - are not terrorists"

Italian MP Gianluca Buonanno meanwhile criticised the perceived lack of interest from the absent majority of European MPs on the topic, saying "We are 751 MPs and today we are no more than 30, there are more employees than MPs today, is this how Europe is trying to fix problems? Is this how we deal with an important topic such as terrorism? For fuck's sake I’m going to revolt against this Europe! How is it possible that we have such a Europe. This Europe is a shame! What are we going to say then to European people, when terrorist attacks occur again?"

Buonanno's continued, saying "This is a Europe of zombies! They are zombies, because those who rule have bodyguards and armoured cars, they have everything and they will be never attacked, normal people get attacked, and what we say? Thank you Islam!" Buonanno's conclusion was that "I have nothing against Muslims, don’t get me wrong, but we are Europeans and Westerners and we need to show that we have balls."

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We give billions to Turkey and we want to bring them in Europe. 90% of Turks are Muslims. I have nothing against Muslims, don’t get me wrong, but we are Europeans and Westerners and we need to show that we have balls."

Members of the European Parliament joined in a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday, to discuss issues such as the threat of terrorism to Europe, the refugee crisis and the handling of the situation by member states of the European Union.

European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos declared that "we will never equate refugees with terrorists. We cannot and we must not fear to prevail." Avramopoulos also announced that "2016 will be the year where we'll go after terrorist money. We need to deprive terrorists of their financial resources." According to Avramopoulos, "refugees, crossing our borders because they need international protection - and they are entitled of international protection - are not terrorists"

Italian MP Gianluca Buonanno meanwhile criticised the perceived lack of interest from the absent majority of European MPs on the topic, saying "We are 751 MPs and today we are no more than 30, there are more employees than MPs today, is this how Europe is trying to fix problems? Is this how we deal with an important topic such as terrorism? For fuck's sake I’m going to revolt against this Europe! How is it possible that we have such a Europe. This Europe is a shame! What are we going to say then to European people, when terrorist attacks occur again?"

Buonanno's continued, saying "This is a Europe of zombies! They are zombies, because those who rule have bodyguards and armoured cars, they have everything and they will be never attacked, normal people get attacked, and what we say? Thank you Islam!" Buonanno's conclusion was that "I have nothing against Muslims, don’t get me wrong, but we are Europeans and Westerners and we need to show that we have balls."

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