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    Exclamation Britain's Prince Charles Says Anti-Immigrant Populism Echoes rise of Nazis

    LONDON — The heir to Britain's throne spoke out Thursday, saying the wave of anti-immigrant populism sweeping the world has "deeply disturbing echoes" of the Nazis' persecution of Jews in the 1930s.

    Prince Charles, the queen's eldest son, said his parents' generation "fought and died in a battle against intolerance, monstrous extremism and an inhuman attempt to exterminate the Jewish population of Europe.

    "That nearly 70 years later we should still be seeing such evil persecution is to me beyond all belief," he added. "We owe it to those who suffered and died so horribly not to repeat the horrors of the past."

    He made the comments as a guest contributor on "Thought for the Day," a scripted monologue broadcast each morning during BBC Radio 4's breakfast news show, "Today."

    The prince was urging listeners to be more compassionate about migrants and refugees. Some 65.3 million people across the world have been forced to leave their homes, according to the United Nations.

    "We are now seeing the rise of many populist groups across the world that are increasingly aggressive to those who adhere to a minority faith," Charles said. "All of this has deeply disturbing echoes of the dark days of the 1930s."

    The prince did not cite any politician or party but his comments apparently refer to the wave of anti-immigrant populism linked to the victories of Donald Trump and Britain's Brexit campaign.

    These election wins have emboldened far-right groups across Europe, some of whom are now eyeing success in other elections. In England and Wales, incidents of religious or racist abuse rose 41 percent in the month after the Breixt vote in June, according to government figures.

    Charles also linked the refugee crisis to Christianity and Islam.

    "I wonder if this year we might remember how the story of the Nativity unfolds with the fleeing of the holy family to escape violent persecution," he said. "And we might also remember that when the prophet Muhammad migrated from Mecca to Medina, he did so because he too was seeking the freedom for himself and his followers to worship."
    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/eur...-nazis-n698996

    Charlie makes a good point. We've seen the deep stain left on the continent after the first run in with the Nazis. Are we really going to stand by and let it happen again?

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    Look how well the pro immigration stance is going for germany and sweeden , hahahah

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    The grand-grand-...-grandchild of some tribal leader and product of a millenium of incest has spoken.

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    I challenge the idiot Prince by asking "Do people have a right to immigrate?"

    More over doesn't a country have a right to decide who comes in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theodarzna View Post
    I challenge the idiot Prince by asking "Do people have a right to immigrate?"
    Did you ever hear or read about "human rights"?

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    That sounds like hyperbole. The people affected most by immigration are anti-immigration, no surprise there. They aren't Nazis or bigots.
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    Prince Charles should open his home and his properties to throngs of uneducated, radicalized military aged men from third world countries! I totally agree with Prince Charles doing that.

    Show us the way Prince Charles!

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    "Anti-immigrant populism"? More like, people want to go back to what was in the past, a more sensible immigration policy. I don't think having requirements and a limit on how many people can immigrate is anti-immigrant in any important manner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rym View Post
    Did you ever hear or read about "human rights"?
    As instituted by whom? On what authority do they even exist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rym View Post
    Did you ever hear or read about "human rights"?
    Human rights doesn't make it a right to immigrate to another country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Friendly Kitty Cat View Post
    Prince Charles should open his home and his properties to throngs of uneducated, radicalized military aged men from third world countries! I totally agree with Prince Charles doing that.

    Show us the way Prince Charles!
    Yeah, the Princes, the Sir Richard Bransons, ect have lots of property. As does Zuckerberg and others, yet for some reason its never THEIR homes that must be open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theodarzna View Post
    As instituted by whom? On what authority do they even exist?
    The UN.

    http://www.un.org/en/universal-decla...-human-rights/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Fun View Post
    Human rights doesn't make it a right to immigrate to another country.
    Asylum is part of the human rights:

    Article 14.

    (1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
    (2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

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    Quote where immigrating to another country is a human right, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Fun View Post
    Quote where immigrating to another country is a human right, please.
    Did you miss Article 14?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Friendly Kitty Cat View Post
    Prince Charles should open his home and his properties to throngs of uneducated, radicalized military aged men from third world countries! I totally agree with Prince Charles doing that.

    Show us the way Prince Charles!
    Why don't you do it as well since you're advocating for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rym View Post
    Asylum is part of the human rights:

    Article 14.

    (1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
    (2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
    That's not the same as immigrating nor does that guarantee that you won't have your application get rejected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rym View Post
    Did you miss Article 14?
    Article 14 has nothing to do with immigration. I am an immigrant in taiwan, that doesn't mean I've received asylum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Fun View Post
    Article 14 has nothing to do with immigration.
    Part of the immigrants in europe actually seek asylum. As they are war casualties.

    Not all immigrations are covered, but the asylum based immigrations actually are.

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    He invoked Godwin's law pretty damn quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rym View Post
    Part of the immigrants in europe actually seek asylum. As they are war casualties.
    So? That does not make article 14 have anything to do with immigration. Refugees are supposed to stay temporary, immigrating means you're moving there on a permanent basis.

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    Surely we should heed the advice of someone who's effectively just a tabloid celebrity.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Fun View Post
    That's not the same as immigrating nor does that guarantee that you won't have your application get rejected.
    Not to mention that UN has no actual authority. /shrug

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