Less than two weeks ago, here, we predicted that the latest cool excuse for asking for asylum/refugee status is to claim discrimination due to one’s sexual orientation. I wondered then how authorities would know if someone was lying or truly a homosexual (and truly persecuted). Looks like the fraudsters are already hard at it in Europe!
From Radio Netherlands Worldwide (Hat tip: Joanne):
In Belgium, posing as a homosexual is the latest trick to get refugee status or benefit from the subsidiary protection by the Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons (CGRA).
Originally from Ziguinchor, Fatouma* now lives in Liège near La Batte. The Senegalese woman, who moved to Belgium just over two years ago, obtained her residence permit in a rather unorthodox fashion. Fatouma was called in for an interview at the CGRA, the office that assesses refugee applications and ultimately grants refugee or subsidiary protection status to various foreign immigrants.
“I bought a made-up story from a Guinean man in Brussels. He told me to pose as a lesbian who was abused in her home country,” says Fatouma. The subsidiary protection status she enjoys was granted to her in five months.
Lucrative fake stories
Selling fake life stories has become a lucrative business. A group of professional story-makers hang around refugee shelters. The hub of this business is in Petit-Château in Brussels.
A storyline can cost up to 200 Euros. Senegalese and Guinean nationals are the “go-to people”, as they like to say. “They coach each other through emails. I know many Senegalese nationals involved in this business. They support each other. Guineans are now taking over,” explains one asylum seeker.
They are the uncontested kings. They guide newcomers from West Africa: those whose applications were rejected in Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal, and who come to Belgium or France for a second chance at obtaining refugee status.
Islam hates gays! Here is another somewhat-related story where the message to all LGBT (HIV infected) people is to stay out of Somalia where the hardliners would like to kill you. For the life of me I can’t figure out how the Hard Left reconciles having the Islamists in their political tent alongside Gay political activists.