A fost AMA-ul (ask me anything) de pe Reddit cu un refugiat sirian de 18 ani, care e de 9 luni in Germania (in Lebach, undeva langa granita cu Franta/Luxemburg).
Foarte tari raspunsurile lui (spicuiesc):
Well, I had to enter Turkey illegally, so my first encounter in Turkey was with a boot of a soldier, I got beaten up, jailed for three days, then returned back to Syria, one week later I payed ( via a smuggler) some soldiers to let me in Turkey, they took me to the nearest police station where I got a piece of paper with my name on it as an ID card, the town was a majority Kurds, who support PKK, I couldn’t leave the town because that “ID Card” was just for that town, couldn’t work or rent, and they didn’t accept me in the camps on the borders because I’m a single guy ( priority for families and single mothers ), so here’s me, no place to sleep, not allowed to work, can’t go to a school, in the streets, so I decided that Europe was my last solution.
2- “You come to our countries and take our hard earned money, leeching off the welfare system…”
I don’t know how the welfare system works in you country, so I can only speak about the German one, here every refugee gets assistance after being granted asylum, they have to take mandatory integrating and languages courses, which qualify them later to find a job and live on their own, these courses take about 9 months, after passing them, they start pressing you to look for a job, if you couldn’t find one, they look for one for you, and you have to work, you can’t live off the system all your life, I imagine it’s the same through the EU, read about your welfare system in country please.
3- “You are coming in mass numbers, you’re backwards and will commit many crimes…”
Yup, many people came in mass numbers, but we won’t commit crimes, why do you think all these people are criminals? if in Syria, where the judicial and executive branches are well corrupted, and poverty is wide spread, crime wasn’t common at all, at least in my region, so why exactly would these people have a change of heart in a more welcoming and safe country?
4- “Are there ISIS jihadists among the refugees?”
Yes, that is quite a high possibility.
7- “Why does people leave Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria even though it’s quite safe there?”
Because they want a better life, I know it’s such a bad excuse but that’s reality, and I think western Europe take them, not to fulfill their dreams, but to ease the burden on these countries, which can’t possibly manage such huge floods of people, specially in their current economic environment. Does everyone deserve to go to western Europe? nope, personally If I got to Hungary I would definitely stay there, because leaving the country for Germany would be a huge insult to the people of Hungary ( it’s like telling them I’m better than the whole 10 millions of you! ), so take the families from these countries, ease the burden on your neighbors.
Cum a strans banii?
How did you finance your trip? How much did the smuggler(s) ask for?
[–]StraightOuttaSyria[S] 825 points 12 days ago
sorry didn’t notice your reply.
I had an internet cafe in Syria which brought in very well, and my Dad completed the necessary amount, which was around 11000 euros.
[–]Legendoflemmiwinks 277 points 12 days ago
Did your internet cafe require goverment compliance. Did you have to allow them to install a monitoring system? Were you aware of such things going on that relates to this?
[–]StraightOuttaSyria[S] 425 points 12 days ago
I opened it after the war started, there’s no internet connection, or any telecommunication for that matter, there’s no goverment where I was, no I didn’t monitor anyone.
[–]fuck_with_me 586 points 12 days ago
no internet connection
[–]StraightOuttaSyria[S] 841 points 12 days ago
hahhha, there was no internet connection through ADSL or 3G, so I bought a satellite subscription and opened my cafe, sorry for the confusion.
Si partile amuzante:
[–]TheMindsEIyIe 80 points 12 days ago
Pretty fucking genius for a 16-17 year old (since you are 18 now). What was stopping other Syrians from getting satellite internet?
[–]ValikorWarlock 227 points 12 days ago
not having internet to order it
[–]Consilio_et_Animis 353 points 12 days ago
Ha! That is the most wonderful question. Thank you.
It get’s right to the heart of why mixing folks from different countries is so good. I live in EU, and if I step out of my door now, I am 50m from these restaurants/take-aways.
Turkish / Greek / Indian / Bangladesh / Italian Pizza / Asian Fusion (whatever that is) / Israeli deli & coffee shop
And many of these establishments have authentic people from the relevant countries running them.
[–]StephenSwat 197 points 12 days ago
I live in Amsterdam and there’s an actual North Korean restaurant near my house. It serves proper North Korean food and is staffed by actual North Koreans.
It is also probably a money laundry run by the North Korean government, but whatever.
[–]el___diablo 492 points 12 days ago
It serves proper North Korean food
Can’t help but imagine you being served an empty plate.
[–]StraightOuttaSyria[S] 501 points 12 days ago
That’ll be a bit hard, so in short:
Got a fake Italian ID card, practiced English with an Italian accent, some high-end clothes and hairstyle, got a plane ticket to Germany, and got here 🙂
[–]alrayyes 72 points 12 days ago
Am I the only one immediately reminded by that one scene in Inglorious Basterds?
[–]VickyRhinoHooffs 34 points 11 days ago
Adica scena asta:
Si continuarea, pentru ca m-am gandit ca undeva, cumva, un italian va citi asta si va zice “aha, din cauza astora ma tot freaca politistii vamali in aeroporturi!”:
[–]andythemo 19 points 11 days ago
so THAT’S WHY I always have to spend so much time at passport control whenever I come back to Europe (I’m an Italian living in the middle east)