From: breitbart.com, by Virginia Hale, on Dec 31, 2016
Migrants dissatisfied with the quality of life provided for them by Swedish taxpayers are increasingly speaking out, with one Syrian even accusing Swedes of wanting to kill him and his fellow ‘refugees’.
“You have made our lives miserable”, Syrian Mohammad Jumaa wrote in an opinion piece published by Sweden’s public broadcaster Thursday. Blasting how he and other migrants have waited a year but have yet to be provided with “a good and natural life”, which includes a well-paid job, he laments: “We are people, not animals that only need to eat and sleep!”
Slamming Swedes for “forcing” migrants to “wait in housing with poor conditions”, he wrote: “I am an honourable and honest man. Many refugees curse the day they came here.
“I can’t believe this is in Sweden!” the Syrian exclaimed and accused the country, which casts itself as a ‘humanitarian superpower’, of only pretending to care about human rights. “Why did you open your doors to us refugees, if you can’t help us to live a dignified, respectful and fulfilled life?” Mohammed asks.
“Do not tell me [as an excuse] that you have so many refugees in Sweden. I know that. But I do not understand why you want to kill us a second time. This waiting process is the same as killing us.”
Waiting “is the same as dying”, and it “leads to a lot of stress” and “a lot of bad feelings”, the Syrian explained. Adding that most migrants feel the same way, Mohammed begs Swedes to show care for him and his cohorts, and to see them as “human beings and not just animals or numbers”.
His fellow Syrian, Mahmoud, made a similar appeal for compassion in an interview broadcast Tuesday. “I want a house”, he told Swedish Radio, bemoaning having to live in an apartment, which he said hampered his chances of finding a girlfriend.
Presenter Katarina Gunnarsson notes that the Syrian’s room, paid for by taxpayers “looks like a hotel room”, but Mahmoud said he had higher expectations of life in Sweden.
“I had very high hopes of getting my own private house. And then they give me this apartment. It’s like a refugee camp. What is the difference?” the former Damascus resident complained.
“I’m 25 years old and have not had a girlfriend before. I’m still a virgin. I’m looking for a girlfriend, I’m looking for a wife. But this is impossible, how can I be able to have a life in this room?” he added.
Gunnarsson reminded Mahmoud that many young Swedes would be jealous of him being given an apartment in Stockholm, as the country is gripped in an unprecedented housing crisis.
“I came to Sweden and had high hopes of creating a life here. But after living here for a year and eight months, I started to lose hope,” he responded.
Migrants living in the same Norrtälje apartment block as Mahmoud protested against the newly built modular housing in August. Almost half the building’s residents joined the demonstration, in which they marched to the social services department.
According to staff at the department, protesters felt “misled” over the accommodation as they had expected to be given their own permanent apartments rather than sharing a kitchen with other migrants. According to their spokesmen, the disappointment left some of the migrants experiencing depression and even suicidal thoughts.
There’s an old idiom that suggests that we shouldn’t “look a gift horse in the mouth.” That seems to apply here and, in many other European destinations where hundreds of thousands of refugees are migrating. While the ravages of war and political upheaval is a reason to leave those countries embroiled in the unrest, complaining about the benefits being offered to migrants by a country willing to accept them can only be described as disingenuous.
Socialist Sweden built a system designed to deliver to refugees the same extensive social benefits that Swedes gave themselves — housing, health care, high-quality education, maternal leave, and unemployment insurance. Sweden accepted 160,000 asylum-seekers last year and now many Swedes are questioning whether the country can continue to afford the generous benefits on so many new immigrants with low levels of skills and whether they could socialize a generation of Muslim newcomers. It looks to me like Sweden is becoming supersaturated with Muslim refugees and will, in the future, pay a high price for their altruism when the Muslim refugees decide to register their displeasure by terrorist attacks in protest.
It seems to me that we Americans can learn from the experience of European countries that are suffering from accepting so many “refugees” who are not self-sufficient and must rely on welfare to exist. Our welfare rolls are already filled with our own citizens and taxpayer funding is a heavy burden on our working class. It would also seem that we should be accepting more Christian refugees into our predominately Christian nation. Last year, we accepted 10,801 Muslims from Syria and 56 Christians. Where is the fairness in that?
There are lessons to be learned from the refugee “crisis” in Europe, let’s hope that our new president will be paying attention.