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Is Germany paying for vacations for refugees to the refugees' home countries?

This article The German Government Is Paying For Refugees To Return Home For 3-Week Vacation on noted blog Zerohedge.com, lifted in its entirety from another source, claims: I am in Germany on ...
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Are refugees forced across the Mediterranean Sea by traffickers against their will?

So far media has painted the picture that African refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea pay huge sums to traffickers to be brought to Europe. In an interview with BR24 Claus-Peter Reisch, captain ...
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Did Germany deny asylum because victim of blood feud could settle feud by giving two daughters to his enemies for marriage?

As far as I can tell Volker Gerloff is a real lawyer (website, facebook looks good at first glance, website links to facebook page). He writes on facebook: Das BAMF schafft es immer wieder, zu ...
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Are there more refugees now than at any time since World War II?

This claim is a commonly heard one. For example, in an op-ed today in The Age (Melbourne Australia's newspaper of record) it is written that In a world awash in more refugees than at any time ...
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Are these images showing the European refugee migration to North Aftrica during world war 2?

I recently encountered the following images in Facebook with the caption: "These aren't Syrians, Libyans or Africans; they are Europeans trying to get to North Africa during the last world war. So, ...
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Do most Syrian refugees want eventually to return to Syria?

Jordan's King Abdullah II said at a press conference with President Trump that Syrian refugees want to return to Syria (live video of press conference, can't find archived video yet). The statement ...
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Did CNN use these 3 different photos of the same girl being rescued?

Here is a link to the meme on Facebook. Here is the meme itself: Caption: When CNN uses the same girl In 3 different Refugee Crisis pictures being saved by 3 different men The meme has 35000+ ...
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Was Jesus a refugee? [closed]

There are claims that Jesus was a refugee. For example, Al Sharpton tweeted, According to the New Testament, was Jesus a refugee?
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Are 90% of Middle Eastern refugees on food stamps in the United States?

According to Never Again Canada: More than 90 percent of recent refugees from Middle Eastern nations are on food stamps and nearly 70 percent receive cash assistance, according to government data. ...
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Was Sergei Brin a refugee?

According to the World Economic Forum: 5 refugees who changed the world ... Sergey Brin He might be one of America’s most famous entrepreneurs, but Sergey Brin was not actually born ...
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Did Angela Merkel push to allow refugees to be employed as truck drivers?

This Express article claims that Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, pushed to allow refugees to be more easily employed as truck (lorry) drivers. But as the country mourns the tragedy ahead of ...
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Did the police in Italy force an elderly hotel owner to house African Illegal Immigrants on his property?

This YouTube video documents an altercation in an Italian hotel: Italian Police have forced an elderly Hotel owner in Ficarolo (Rovigo) to house and provide for fifteen African illegal Immigrants ...
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Were 700000 Arab Palestinians forced out of their homes by Zionists?

Foreign policy says: In the course of the war that ensued, Israel implemented a policy of ethnic cleansing. 700,000 Arab Palestinians were either forced from their homes or fled out of fear of ...
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Are refugees in the UK holidaying in the countries they fled from?

According to UK Conservative MP Adam Holloway, quoted in the Daily Express: “Likewise, we have people in this country who have come here, claimed asylum and then go back on holiday in the places ...
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Why do Syrian refugees try to reach the UK instead of settling for another EU country? [closed]

In the newest BBC documentary Exodus: Our Journey to Europe, we see journeys of several Syrian refugees across Europe. The one that I followed closely was that of Ahmad's, who is desperate to reach ...
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Have two out of only 27 Muslim refugees in Japan been arrested for sexual assault?

Have two out of only 27 Muslim refugees in Japan been arrested for sexual assault? Example claim: Japan Accepts 27 Muslim Refugees, Immediately Gets Taste Of Islamic Gratitude and plenty of people ...
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Did Canadian children sing the Islamic song “Tala'al badru” to welcome Syrian refugees?

Saw this video being shared around in the social media, ostensibly a performance by Canadian children to welcome Syrian refugees' arrival to Canada. I recognized the song as the Islamic song Tala' al ...
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Have German citizens been evicted to make room for refugees?

The Daily Mail reports: German woman becomes the second to be evicted from her home to make room for migrants [...] A German woman is being booted out of her home of 23 years to make ...
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Has Syria received proportionally more refugees than other countries in recent history?

This comment by Sonia Bous Aidi on a recent Humans of New York post about the European migrant crisis is powerful if true: Syria became home to the Circassian refugees in 1860 Syria became ...
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Is Saudi Arabia hosting ~2.5 million Syrian refugees? [duplicate]

After being criticized for not doing enough to help refugees, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared that they have been helping after all. Among others, it specifically claims that it ...