Record-breaking skydiver Felix Baumgartner claims the US created the refugee crisis 'on purpose'

'America has destabilized Europe and there are good reasons to believe that was exactly their intention'

Matt Payton
Friday 29 January 2016 18:30 GMT
Daredevil Felix Baumgartner on the ground
Daredevil Felix Baumgartner on the ground

The Austrian daredevil who broke the record for the world highest skydive has claimed the United States intentionally caused the refugee crisis to destabilise Europe.

Felix Baumgartner has also criticised the “idiotic” refugee policies of several European leaders such as Angela Merkel.

In a lengthy Facebook post, he wrote: "America has destabilized Europe and there are good reasons to believe that was exactly their intention.

"The German Chancellor Angela Merkel with her disastrous 'welcome policy' is now no longer the solution but the problem itself."

He expressed his fears about the effect migrants will have on Austrian culture while insisting we should help those in trouble.

By January 2016, over one million migrants have entered the EU over land and sea with Germany having received the highest number of aslyum claims.

Baumgartner wrote: "We will have to ask the question: How far are we willing to give up our identity and our culture and mix it with a totally different religion and ideology."

He added: “It is our moral duty to enable the truly vulnerable to help and give them a dignified existence .

"But moral compass may not go as far as we lose our sovereign state and be guided only by feelings.

"The State has the duty to protect the people and to ensure the security in their own country."

In October 2012 - he jumped from a purpose-built hot air balloon to set a new record for the highest skydive of 38,969m falling for a record distance of 36.969m.

These two records were later beaten in 2014 by Google executive Alan Eustace.

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