by Stoyan Zaimov
"The problem we've got is we've opened the door to an exodus of biblical proportions, meaning millions and millions of refugees. We've lost sight of what it is to be a refugee. How many millions does Europe want to take? That is the question," Farage said, speaking with BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday.
While many refugees from Syria are fleeing the four-year-long civil war, as well as attacks by the Islamic State terror group, Farage said the U.K. has "lost sight" of the definition of a refugee.
"Genuine refugees have tended to be groups of people, ethnic groups or religious groups who were directly under persecution and were fleeing in fear of their lives," he said.
"The problem we've got now if you look at the definition of the EU's common asylum policy it includes anyone fleeing from a war torn country and it even includes people fleeing extreme poverty."
As many as 4 million people have fled Syria due to the conflict, but the vast majority of them are stuck in neighboring countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Turkey, and are hoping to be granted relocation to Europe...