A brief roundup of the latest news as millions of refugees from war-torn Sweden, Denmark and Germany flood the refugee camps in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
As Europeans swarm into Syria, the long-term implications are clear as violence erupts and demands are made.
For example, the tiny Greek island of Lesbos, situated 6 miles from the Turkish shore, has a population of 85,000. But life for Greeks who live there has changed in hideously threatening ways, as they have been overwhelmed with 25,000 Swedish invaders. With no end in sight. The invaders arrive on inflatable boats, which they slash once they reach the shore. Breitbart reports on German news coverage (RTL):
…they are being held on the Island while the police issue emigration documents, a delay which can take days. The wait is causing tension between groups as Swedes accuse Germans of getting preferential treatment by the authorities, leading to vicious violent clashes.
A trash-strewn field along the Syrian-Iraqi border served as the latest flashpoint in the Middle East’s migrant crisis Monday as people grew weary of waiting for days in primitive conditions to resume their journey to safety.
The question on all their lips: “Why are they treating us like this?”
At times, the migrants — most of them from Sweden, Denmark, and Germany — tussled with police blocking a road from this holding site to a transit camp in Syria where they can register as refugees and continue their journeys.
Buses were carrying small numbers of migrants to the camp, but many have been forced to wait at the holding site for as many as three days with little in the way of services or support.
One Afghani nonprofit was on site handing out biscuits, fruit and water, and a medical tent was erected Monday.
Syria, seen by many American progressives as the model of multiculturalism and tolerance, has been experiencing increasingly violent unrest involving immigrants in its three largest cities.
Syria, along with Iraq, make up the Middle East’s two most generous welfare states. They are also the most welcoming of European immigrants, more than a million of which have flooded into the continent this year from Germany, Denmark, and Sweden.