Friday, August 28, 2015

Saving Muslim Refugees from Muslim Butchery

"A week ago we were receiving 1,500 people a day Since then it has doubled. Next week? Who knows, but we are expecting more."
Brigitta Safar, Hungarian Red Cross

"We are very tired, we need to sleep. I came from Turkey by sea to a Greek island and from there to Athens, then through Macedonia and Serbia."
"I don't want to stay in Hungary. My biggest wish is to travel to England because I hear that the people there are very kind and very good."
Mohamed, 27, English student from Damascus

"He is my brother, Khalid [young man on crutches]. He was shot by [Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's] soldiers."
"In Syria, there is death everywhere."
Hassan Kadee, 28, teacher
Refugees clamber through barbed wire as they cross from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke, Thursday, Aug. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Refugees clamber through barbed wire as they cross from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
They keep streaming in, single young men, families with children, young people and the elderly, the whole and the halt, all looking for haven from the nightmare that their lives have become. Everything they have ever owned, all their possessions left behind, for what use are possessions when your life is endangered? If you cannot save  your life, your possessions will do you little good.

And so they trudge on, footsore, exhausted, some wounded from gunshots inflicted by Syrian soldiers. Many more carry infants and toddlers, and with that kind of trusting burden speaking of the future it simply is not possible to stop. On Thursday alone the European Union saw over three thousand refugees and migrants stream across the border between Hungary and Serbia. Syria is being drained of its Sunni Muslim majority.

Hungarian police had detained over three thousand, two hundred of the migrants with full expectations that the numbers will continue to rise in days to come. The razor-wire fence that Hungary strung along its 180-kilometer border with Syria is easily enough manipulated. Refugees lift the wire coils with sticks to enable themselves to scramble under the wire, pushing their children carefully through, first.

Further along there's a crossing point with no razor wire, and people wearily cross over alongside a railway line. A family of seven children under age six slowly make their way along, as the mother begs her older children to keep up, though the younger ones cry their distress Most, at this juncture, are Syrian. They're rounded up by police in a field to be packed in buses to take them to a registration camp.

Refugees walk through a corn field after crossing from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke, Thursday, Aug. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Refugees walk through a corn field after crossing from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Since being registered means under the rules that they must remain in the EU country where they are first registered, people attempt to evade that process, unwilling to remain behind in Hungary where opportunities to advance themselves doesn't present as a likely prospect, unlike for example, heading further to Britain, to Germany, or to Austria or even Norway. They wait for night, to slip across the border.

Hope never dies, although the people who are so desperately hoping, sometimes do. The decomposing bodies that were once hopeful Syrians eager to find a new life for themselves when their old one imploded around them, died in the attempt. The refrigeration truck they were all stuffed into, no fewer than 71 people, was parked on a hot summer day, abandoned, and they died in agony inside it.

Refugees rest on a railway after crossing from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke, Thursday, Aug. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Refugees rest on a railway after crossing from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

"Human smugglers are criminals. Those who still think that they are gentle helpers of refugees are beyond saving", commented Austrian Foreign Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner. "This reminds us that we in Europe need to tackle the problem quickly and find solutions in the spirit of solidarity", said German Chancellor Angela Meerkel "shaken by the awful news".

While the Organization of Islamic Cooperation pledges within the United Nations to lend their weight to battling terrorism, and "Islamophobia". For it is Islamophobia to suggest that Islam is responsible in any way whatsoever for the stream of Muslim refugees desperate to leave their Muslim countries of origin which have been transformed into charnel houses, for the safety of the democratic countries of the West.

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