Isn’t it fortuitous that the Obama Administration just now sent six Guantanamo Bay former Islamic fighters to Uruguay as refugees. The new Syrian refugee arrivals will have skilled Muslim political leaders upon arrival. Wow! Uruguay is so lucky—a “conservative” Islamic seed community growing right there! (just like Australia).
From The Gulf Time:
The Syrian teen, driven from his home by his country’s civil war, swipes across the world on a mobile phone map, over China and the blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean. He searches until finally he finds Uruguay.
For 19-year-old Ahmad Aloun and his family, the country some 12,000 kilometres away soon will become home. The tree-lined boulevards of Montevideo might as well be on another planet.
Uruguay has offered to accept 120 refugees from Syria’s civil war, the Alouns among them. It’s a small number compared to the three million Syrians who have fled the conflict, now in its fourth year, crowded into overwhelmed neighbouring countries or who tried to reach Europe.
Two years after they fled Syria, the UN refugee agency said the Alouns could resettle in Uruguay, offering them Spanish lessons, free health care and schooling for the children.
Mohammed Aloun hasn’t given much thought to how his conservative Muslim family will fit in. He’s unsure if there are mosques in Uruguay. [They soon will have mosques, if they don’t already, and everything that goes with it—ed]
The Hijra (the migration) is proceeding full steam ahead.
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