Episode 6: Canada & the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Peasants & Emperors is a podcast presenting topics related to democracy, science, culture, women’s issues, current events and critical thinking. A new podcast is produced and available for listening/download approximately every two weeks.

In episode six, the cast talks about Canada’s actions to help alleviate the Syrian refugee crisis, problems with the West’s perception of Muslims, and Canadian xenophobia.

Episode 6: Canada & the Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Notes & Clarifications
1). Rick observed Canada has a dubious history when it comes to the treatment of refugees/immigrants. To avoid the appearance of histrionics please visit the following site for a brief but comprehensive presentation of Canada’s less than exemplary treatment of new arrivals: http://ccrweb.ca/sites/ccrweb.ca/files/static-files/canadarefugeeshistory.htm.

2). Support for ISIS is fairly negligible outside of areas where this organization has direct control. The following is a link to a poll conducted by the Pew Research Council on attitudes towards IS in the Middle East: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/11/17/in-nations-with-significant-muslim-populations-much-disdain-for-isis/.

 

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