Fox Contributor Says Refugees In Europe Are An "Invasion" Of "Fighting-Age Males"

Fox Contributor Says Refugees In Europe Are An "Invasion" Of "Fighting-Age Males"

Monica Crowley: "80 Percent Of The People Coming Into Central Europe Are Fighting-Age Males"

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From the October 7 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

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BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Vienna, Salzburg and Berlin. Those three cities are now experiencing the migrant invasion from Syria and other countries in North Africa and the Middle East. What did you see?

MONICA CROWLEY: These are pictures that I took at the main train station in Vienna, which is the main waystation on the way to Germany for all of these refugees, very few of whom are actually staying in Austria, they're all moving on to Germany. What I saw, Bill, is not a migrant crisis. This is an invasion. Are there some folks who are trying to flee war and persecution in Syria? Probably. But what I saw backs up the stats, which is that 80 percent of the people coming into central Europe are fighting-age males. They are men between the ages of 18 and 45. I saw very few women and very few children.

O'REILLY: Really, and in all three depots?

CROWLEY: Yes.

O'REILLY: Now, why are they going to Germany? I mean, Austria is a nice country, why wouldn't they stay in Vienna?

CROWLEY: Austria is beautiful, but Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, threw wide open the doors to these -- to these so-called refugees, and said you're more than welcome in Germany.

O'REILLY: All right, so this -- and they need workers in Germany because the population is aging, and that's one of the reasons why Merkel did what she did. Was it out of control there, when you were there?

CROWLEY: When I was in Vienna they had it pretty well organized. It wasn't a chaotic scene of the kinds we've seen before, because they have it pretty well under control. But upwards of 10,000 to 12,000 of these Muslims are coming in to the Vienna train station every single day, Bill. They have no intention of assimilating. I talked to a number of folks who were volunteers, International Red Cross people on the ground trying to help them. What they have said is that there's a security problem now in these communities where these camps are and where these transit points are. These men are carrying weapons, they're bringing weapons into the country, mostly knives. But they're threatening to people who are trying to help them. There's a security issue in terms of rapes happening there, child abuse, theft. So they've upped the military and police presence. But the Germans and Austrians I talked to who are close, who live close to these areas, are saying now our personal security is being threatened. Our wives can't walk alone at night. We can't send our kids on the buses to school because these roving gangs are moving all around.

O'REILLY: All right, thank you, Monica.

CROWLEY: It's a very serious situation, and it is an invasion.

Related:

Donald Trump: Syrian Refugees Potentially Headed To U.S. Are Mostly Men

Previously:

Bill O'Reilly Labels The Refugee Crisis In Europe As "The Dramatic Muslim Invasion"

Fox News Exploits European Refugee Crisis To Stoke Islamophobic Fear That Muslim Refugees May Be Terrorists

Fox & Friends Suggests Chanting "Allahu Akbar" Shows Refugees May Be Terrorists

Limbaugh: European Refugee Crisis Is A "Massive Invasion" Of Muslims

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