Refugees Buying One-Way Tickets Home After Finding Germany Intolerable…


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With a one-way ticket home to Iraq in his hands and seven months’ worth of frustration over intransigent German bureaucracy in his heart, Gazwan Abdulhasen Abdulla gave up on his dreams of a better life in Europe.

Homesick and eager to be back with his wife and four small children in Basra, Abdulla was giving up his refugee status as he boarded a crowded Iraqi Airways flight from Berlin’s Tegel Airport to Baghdad that would whisk him and 150 other disillusioned former refugees back home in five hours.

He had scraped together his last $325 for the flight to Iraq — a small fraction of the money he had paid to smugglers last summer to get to Germany by foot, bus and boat through Turkey, Greece, the Balkans and Austria.

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I guess the money and benefits germany was handing out was not enough.


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One can only wonder what he was a “refugee” FROM? Basra is in the far South of Iraq…FAR from the ISIS threats and perfectly peaceful since the end of the US resumption of the Iraq war in 2003.


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One can only wonder what he was a “refugee” FROM? Basra is in the far South of Iraq…FAR from the ISIS threats and perfectly peaceful since the end of the US resumption of the Iraq war in 2003.
[/quote]Ugly Arab women or a stagnant Iraqi economy, I would assume.

When the media was actually still giving impromptu interviews of random adult men, the two most common things they said about their hopes for the new country was 1. Get a high paying job/career. 2. Get a wife, and start a family. 3. Be the spearhead and bring my entire family here, soon.

“Escape the imminent threat of being killed” seemed to be a basically nonexistent answer for the men.


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Many are fleeing from safe places and they really are not looking for jobs or to assimilate but get all the goodies they can. They also bring in the same mindset as ISIS