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Answer for question 4556.

What are your thoughts on the refugee crisis in Syria? Wherever it is that you live, do you want your city/state/country to take in refugees? Why or why not?
I'm so glad you asked.

People need to realize that the Syrian refugees are running from actual war, and the very terrors that hit a little too close to home in Paris just over a week ago. This is not an invasion; no one is trying to run you out of your country, but simply asking you to share it with those in need. And please, don't believe the propaganda that Islam is the enemy. It doesn't suit you.

I live in Sweden and we are doing our best to help, but it's not enough. We have officially run out of housings for the refugees and therefore cannot treat them as they deserve; people who have lost everything have no choice but to sleep outside in the snow. Others need to step up and help. (Also, things would be more manageable if our xenophobes would stop burning down houses intended for refugees, but that's a story for another day.)

I wish we could help every single person in need, but we are drowning here. I'm mainly pointing an angry finger at you, America. Because I know your statistics. Listen to President Obama and accept 10,000 refugees before the end of the year. It's not that big of a deal. "How can you say that?" you ask. Well, because that's the very number of refugees coming into Sweden every single week.


Nov. 23rd, 2015 04:21 pm (UTC)
A sincere thank you from the US for the burden your country is shouldering.
Nov. 28th, 2015 03:00 pm (UTC)
I was honestly not expecting this warm response. So thank YOU for those very kind words.