Uruguay: Syrian refugees have (already) worn out their welcome
Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 19, 2015
They complain that the government isn’t giving them enough stuff and they want to move on to more ‘welcoming’ countries.
We’ve reported on trouble in Uruguay previously here.
From the Associated Press (at ABC NEWS):
When Uruguay announced last year that it would be taking in five families fleeing Syria’s devastating civil war, residents of this small town pulled together and lobbied to host one.
Then in November, locals welcomed a newly arrived Merhi Alshebli, his wife and their 15 children with food and seeds to plant vegetables. People in Juan Lacaze, a coastal city of fishermen and paper factory workers in southwestern Uruguay, wanted to do their part to help a country where more than 200,000 have been killed in the fighting.
But after months of the Syrians’ complaints about their living conditions and demands to be sent to another country, many Uruguayans in this town and elsewhere have come to see the refugees more as rude, ungrateful guests. This month the 51-year-old Alshebli shocked locals by dousing himself in gasoline in protest, furthering Uruguayans’ indignation and sense that this South American nation’s humanitarian gesture has gone off the rails.
There is much more! Read the whole shocking story. LOL! Perhaps the most shocking part is that the mainstream media is reporting on the ungrateful Syrians!
Uruguay is re-thinking its previous promise to resettle more Syrians.
What happens in America when thousands and thousands of mostly Muslim Syrians get here and the resettlement contractors and the taxpayers get overwhelmed?
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