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Paris Attacks: Refugees Blamed For Terrorist Acts, One Person Nails The Response

14/11/2015 11:45 GMT | Updated 14/11/2015 11:59 GMT

The horrific terrorist attacks on Paris have unleashed a wave of anti-refugee sentiment as people seek to apportion blame for the killings.

Even stars like Rob Lowe joined in.

Thankfully amongst the knee-jerk reactions were voices of reason, particularly this message from a 19-year-old Brit.

The sentiment was echoed elsewhere.

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR:

  • At least 127 dead, and fears death toll could be around 140
  • At least five locations targeted in suicide bombings and shootings
  • Around 80 slain at Bataclan concert theatre after hostage situation
  • Restaurants, football stadium attacked in night of horror
  • Police leave cancelled and around 1,500 soldiers mobilised
  • French border controls increased, state of emergency declared
  • Eight extremists killed, all attackers thought to be dead
  • Manhunt under way for accomplices
  • David Cameron to chair meeting of Government Cobra committee

Here's some context as to why refugees are fleeing their homes...

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Infographic supplied by Statista

The chart above shows the the origin countries of the 19,196 people who claimed asylum in the UK from January to July of 2015.

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