Moscow: Quoting Pope Francis who recently said had the Syrian refugees instead been Jews from Israel, the world would have received them in a different way, Director of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research Jan Oberg said arms dealers and the killing government are behind the current refugee crisis in Europe.
"It is awful that Europe can’t organize itself and manage the refugee crisis. It’s ordinary people who are showing compassion, humanity and care for those suffering", Jan Oberg said while talking to RT News.
"The solution to this problem is two things: Stop the bombing, stop the wars, it is all a consequence that behind every refugee stands an arms trader and a killing government", he said.
"Secondly, manage your affairs in Europe. It is appalling to me that the European leaders are not able to house, to care for as the Pope correctly said: We have 508 million people in Europe and there is 1.2 million coming in - that is 0.2 percent.
"This is a minor thing and had all these refugees instead been Jews from Israel been struck by a catastrophe, we would have received them in a different way", he added.
Tony Robinson, Co-director of Pressenza, while talking to RT News said, “We have a tendency for people to believe the information they receive on the internet and through the news without really double checking what could be true or not without realizing there could be some manipulation."
"Another point is, there is a bit of racism and xenophobia going on here. An idea that it is very easy to confuse people who come from the same region…
"I think people are jumping to conclusions because there is an atmosphere of fear which is being generated precisely by the media, by politicians because they have an agenda where they want to keep out these people in order to try and follow their own political aims", he said.
Europe with a population of about 508 million people has received about 1.2 million Syrian refugees. In contrast to this Saudi Arabia has given shelter to about 2.5 million Syrian refugees and Jordan has allowed about 1.3 million refugees accounting for 20 percent of the country's population.