Just read about this and thought good on you.
Yasser al-Jassem a Syrian refugee said "The people of Greater Manchester have been very good to us and so we wanted to offer our help to them" well
as a Manc I knew us lot would be alright with you all and If you are alright with folk they are alright with you.
He also said.
“As Syrian refugees, we are honoured to take part in community service initiatives such as this to give back to the communities that have so warmly
taken us in.
“I put out a call through WhatsApp and immediately had many other Syrian refugees join me.
“It shows that we are very much interested in not only becoming a part of British society, but also contributing to it.”
Well Yasser you and millions of others have been welcomed to our shore in the past and to become part of all that is Great...us lot .
Mine came from Holland and Ireland, but I'm English. These people will do exactly what my Great Great Grandparents did, settle into English society
and prosper. I just hope their children do not have to fight and die in any wars that my Great Great Grandparents children did.
These shores have welcomed people from all around the World, for many many centuries. I just hope we continue to show the same hospitality as we
always have, well, almost always have.
Great story. I think the attitudes of people like you two are a story in and of themselves. Welcoming and brotherhood don't do well at breeding
terrorism. Building walls and threatening lives do. I wish we had more of a pervasive attitude like you guys here in the US. It's there, but it's
kinda hidden and silent, what with the "with us or against us" / Fortress 'Murica nonsense and all.
I use WhatsApp to send free texts using my WiFi connection rather than wasting my own texts. Free for first year then costs like 69p or something.
When you sign up it shows you the people who use it who are on your contact list. My wife put it on my phone for me and so it may do more.
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