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originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: seagull
Other than this post, what have you done personally to aid those refugees? Have you sent aid money? Do you harbor refugees? What exactly have you done yourself?
I haven't done much of anything myself to be honest, but I was EXTREMELY vocal and sent several emails when the whole "crossing the red line with chemical weapons" ordeal was ongoing. I also spread the word as much as I could, and I know I influenced several others to message their local government officials condemning a war in Syria.
Plain and simple there is not much we can do as individuals. I feel for those people, I truly do. The decisions for aid rely solely upon government officials, not us individuals.
Also, what is your suggestion for solution? Whether you like to believe it or not, most of those refugees believe a very jaded version of their religion. All or none, no in between. they may not be the radical ones that will resort to violence, but their belief is set, it will not likely change. They will pass down stories NOT of how the countries that took them in saved their lives, but of how ALLAH saved their lives. They will not see the new home as a blessing to be grateful for, but a place to spread their religious word like an infection. That is about all those in the countries they flee have ever known. Religion Religion Religion. I have no issues with any religious people, but keep it to your damn self.