One Syrian in Norway

An interesting, if brief piece, in one of Norway’s online magazines.

Norway. I believe that many people don’t like us immigrants and refugees, and I feel many people don’t really want us to be here.

The author mentions a point that has been underserved in the anglosphere’s media:

We also had a beautiful country. Before the war there were many refugees from different countries that lived among us, and we know how you feel. Today it’s our turn to be refugees here among you.

The United States was (and is) responsible for many of those refugees on account of its invasion of Iraq. In Damascus some complained at that time about the better off Iraqis driving up housing prices. The same phenomenon has been a principle source of tension among Turks and Syrians in cities such as Gaziantep in the past few years.

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