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As a result of the Syrian Civil War over 4 million individuals have fled the country.[1] These individuals have mostly sought refuge in neighboring countries, but many have travelled to Europe, sparking debates in the West regarding the proper policy response to this crisis.

One popular point of contention is the potential danger of accepting Syrian refugees in Western nations. This page is meant to track competing theses on this issue.

Syrian refugees pose a significant danger to the West

This thesis holds the following: Syrian refugees pose a significant danger to the West. Syria is an active war zone where Islamist terrorist organizations are openly operating, so accepting refugees from this conflict presents a danger to the physical safety of Western citizens. Islamist terrorists have in the past attacked the West, making Syrian refugees an especially high-risk group.

Syrian refugees do not pose a significant danger to the West

This thesis holds the following: Syrian refugees do not pose a significant danger to the West.

References

  1. http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/regional.php

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