Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Syrian refugee: Austrians should take refugees in their homes and give them their money

The diminishing support for refugees has caused one Syrian refugee living in Austria, Aras Bacho, to write an open letter published in the daily newspaper OE24.

He suggests that ordinary Austrians and Germans should participate in the integration process of migrants. As he says, integration requires “both sides to work,” suggesting that Germans and Austrians should take refugees into their homes, as well as, live and go out with them.

“Austrians have to take refugees into their own homes — this benefits both sides. [Integration] works when refugees live with Austrians. They can talk, or an Austrian can read an official letter to a refugee and then explain it in simpler language. […] They can go outdoors or to a swimming pool together,” Bacho writes, adding that the same goes for Germans.
His idea is that communication like that helps refugees to “get smarter” and assists in learning the language. He also suggested that as taxes paid by citizens to support refugees are not donations, that is compulsory, therefore Germans and Austrians should pay voluntary donations to be ‘truly humane’, citing Jesus from the Bible to emphasise his suggestion.

“All Christians should naturally know that Jesus said ‘give men in need your home and all your money.’ As you can see, not all Christians adhere to this guideline,” Bacho insists.

It isn’t surprising that his suggestions were met with disagreement. Some of the replies to his letter flatly disagreed whilst some suggest he go buy his own home back in Syria.

https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/08/syrian-refugee-austrians-should-take-refugees-in-their-homes-and-give-them-their-money/




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