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Negroponte Warns Against 'Uncontrolled' Muslim Migration to Europe

Negroponte Warns Against 'Uncontrolled' Muslim Migration to Europe
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By    |   Saturday, 31 October 2015 06:38 PM

Former U.N. Ambassador John Negroponte warned against allowing huge migrations of Muslims from the Middle East to Europe because of the civil war in Syria and other conflicts.

"What is of greater concern is the rather uncontrolled and large-scale way in which this is happening," Negroponte, who served under President George W. Bush, told host John Catsimatidis on his "The Cats Roundtable" talk show.

The interview will air Sunday on WNYM-AM 970 in New York.

"There's got to be some safe-havens or some zones nearer to where the refugees are coming from — nearer to Syria, Iraq — where the refugees can be put up temporarily until the situation's stabilized in their countries.

"If they're allowed to go all the way to Europe, very few will likely want to go back to where they came from once the problems get resolved," Negroponte said.

"The closer you keep the refugees and the displaced people to their countries of origin, the greater the chance you have of ensuring and helping them get back to their country once the fighting has ended."

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have been flooding into Europe to escape the Syrian civil war and other conflicts in the Middle East.

On Saturday, asylum-seekers were met with protests by anti-government protesters in Austria, many of whom chanted slogans and carried banners reading "No Way" or "You will not make Europe your home."

Negroponte suggested a "safe zone" for Muslim refugees in Syria. Turkish forces could help provide security.

"Turkey, which is a neighboring country that is very affected by this, could help to provide some troops to protect some kind of safety zone," he told Catsimatidis.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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