More ‘Invasion of Europe’ news…..
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (the same one telling the US to take 65,000 Syrians) has apparently won over the Norwegian right and now Norway has said it will take 8,000 Syrians CHOSEN BY THE UN and move them to towns across Norway (with a little cash thrown in to local governments as sweetener).
There has been enormous reluctance by most Western countries to take in Syrians (mostly Sunni Muslims who cannot be thoroughly screened) and the UNHCR had to break the logjam.
They will now use Norway to guilt-trip other reluctant countries into opening their doors to Syrians.
Watch for it! The next thing we will hear is that ‘If Norway can take 8,000, surely the US can take 65,000!’
Even more puzzling is that this decision, to trust the UN, was apparently made after it was learned that there were ISIS fighters in the allotment the UNHCR had already selected for Norway!
From Hurriyet Daily News:
Norway has agreed to take in 8,000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2017, under an agreement reached June 10 by most of the Scandinavian country’s political parties.
The country now plans to welcome 2,000 Syrians this year, that is 500 more than previously planned, followed by 3,000 each year in 2016 and 2017.
The new figures aim to meet a quota set by the UN refugee agency UNHCR.
A compromise came after long discussions between the right-wing minority government, which had opposed allowing in any more refugees, and centre and left-wing parties, which wanted to accept 10,000 people in two years.
Under the agreement, financial aid will be distributed to the country’s regions to encourage them to give shelter to those fleeing Syria’s four-year war.
Another 5,000 refugees who have already been granted residence permits in Norway are still living in community shelters, and need to be given homes.
“This is an important step in the right direction,” the Norwegian Refugee Council aid agency said in response to the announcement.
“NRC now urges other European countries to follow. With some exceptions, like Germany, the European countries have done far too little in response to the largest humanitarian crisis in our generation,” it added.
The UNHCR has called on the international community to resettle more people fleeing Syria’s civil war, which it says has triggered the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II.