She suggested they go to neighboring countries where they are among people of their own culture! And, the horror, she questions who will pay for all the Syrians? For that, she is labeled ‘Syria’s Sarah Palin.’
One country she lists as a better place to send Syrian refugees is deportation-nation Saudi Arabia!
From Al-Arabiya News (hat tip: ‘pungentpeppers’):
A British-Syrian TV pundit is threatening to sue social media users who slander her or threaten her life after her recent controversial views regarding not allowing Syrian refugees to come to Britain were aired on a BBC program.
Halla Diyab, a writer and producer based in London, told BBC One’s This Week news program that Syrian refugees would be better off seeking asylum in neighboring Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt – rather than coming to England where they will face a cultural barrier such as not being able to speak English.
Syrian refugees shouldn’t be “picky and choosey,” she told the BBC’s Andrew Neil.
She also voiced concerns over how much allowing Syrian refugees into the country would cost British taxpayers.
Many people publicly condemned Diyab’s views referring to her as “Syria’s Sarah Palin”;’ however, the British-Syrian pundit is now concerned the criticism has went too far with some angry viewers saying she is an Assad-loyalist and others making comments about her morality.
There is much wailing and moaning from the ‘humanitarian’ crowd who call her insensitive. You can read all of that yourself. I guess she, or they, don’t know that some of their ‘humanitarian’ brethren would agree with Diyab (here).
Then she asked who will pay for all of this?
And, if peace comes, will they go home or will taxpayers continue to support them? Yikes! The ultimate sin to ask those questions!
During one part of Diyab’s BBC appearance, now available online, Diyab takes a sip of coffee, and asks: “If Syria returns to peace, will the British government force them to go back to Syria or will they stay here forever?
“As a British taxpayer, will I be requested to subsidize for a new Syrian population in this country?”
“It would be much better for them to stay in neighboring countries that are close to Syria culturally and demographically, like the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon,” she added.
And, the you-know-what hit the fan on social media. Hang in there Halla!
The answer is yes, of course, these refugee resettlements are always permanent, even when the word ‘temporary’ is bandied about.
Regarding our photo caption. Consider for a moment what would happen to the immigration issue if a large majority of immigrants arriving in America, or the West generally, said they would vote for conservatives. In a heartbeat, the political Left would be demanding we halt all immigration! Heck, they might be at the border with guns!