Swedish Right-Wing MP Visits Syria to Discuss Sending Refugees Back
The recently-established right-wing party Alternative for Sweden (AfS) is betting on public support for its advocacy of the repatriation of migrants, and Syrians account for a large proportion of the refugees to have arrived in Sweden during the recent years’ migrant crisis.
Swedish MP Mikael Jansson of the Alternative for Sweden party has visited Syria at the request of the Syrian parliament in order to discuss the return of refugees to the Middle Eastern nation, the party’s latest press release says.
Among others, Jansson met Hammouda Sabbagh, the speaker of the Syrian parliament and the country’s top Muslim leaders with ties to President Bashar Assad, and was followed by the representatives of major Syrian newspapers and TV channels.
According to the press release, the Syrian response has been largely positive: yes, repatriation can begin now. Those who entered Sweden with fake papers and are often not Syrians at all are not welcome, though, and neither are war criminals pending international justice.
“A Syrian bishop urges his compatriots to come home. Syria is 96% secured from terrorism, and Syrians in Sweden should contribute to the rebuilding of their country. Time to go home!” AfS senior member William Hahne tweeted.
“It’s important to be able to see for oneself what is actually happening in Syria, because you cannot rely on media in the West,” Mikael Jansson commented.
According to him, the repatriation of refugees is one of Syria’s pivotal interests of in terms of economy, society and culture.
“In addition to direct human losses suffered by Syrians, the war in Syria also happens to be a war of civilizations. Syria is one the cradles of the civilization and is usually a self-sufficient state. Had Syria fallen into the hands of terrorists, the consequences would have affected the whole world,” Jansson said.
What a pity that Donald Trump still doesn’t seem to have got this message, but instead continues to allow himself to be duped into threatening Syria over its forthcoming move to rid Idlib province of the country’s remaining terrorist armies. Bombing Syria and risking war with Russia by turning the US navy and air force into the high tech wing of Al Qaeda seems a very strange way to #MAGA!
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