Homesick and eager to be back with his wife and four small children in Basra, Abdulla was giving up his refugee status as he boarded a crowded Iraqi Airways flight from Berlin's Tegel Airport to Baghdad that would whisk him and 150 other disillusioned former refugees back home in five hours.
He had scraped together his last $325 for the flight to Iraq — a small fraction of the money he had paid to smugglers last summer to get to Germany by foot, bus and boat through Turkey, Greece, the Balkans and Austria.
But now, after more than 1.1 million refugees from troubled lands such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan have trekked into Germany over the last 13 months, a small but growing number are heading home.
I wonder where he got the $325 from? My guess is that it is German government money.
There is a lot of complaining about conditions in Germany in the piece:
The food was terrible, so disgusting that not even animals should be fed it. They made us sleep in these cold, empty buildings and when someone said they were sick, they just ignored us. You could feel it everywhere that Germans looked down at us like we were bums. I miss my family and can't wait to get home.
It doesn’t sound like a day at the beach, but if that is worse than what he is returning to, how bad was it, really? How much of a refugee is this guy? And why should German taxpayers be required to provide food, shelter, housing, clothing, etc. for someone who thinks life is better at home?
On second thought, after experiencing life in Deutschland, significant numbers of Arab “refugees” are buying one-way airline tickets home, according to the Los Angeles Times. Erik Kirschbaum writes:
With a one-way ticket home to Iraq in his hands and seven months' worth of frustration over intransigent German bureaucracy in his heart, Gazwan Abdulhasen Abdulla gave up on his dreams of a better life in Europe.future life during pregnancy future under dawg sporting future towards an active nation future utility run star hike future through numerology future care future of front end development 2020 futurology studies future definition future questions future with sunglasses future mask off future zodiac futurology science future timeline the future within our grasp xenoblade future during crisis herman kahn futurology future on forsyth future jobs future quiz future olympic sites future beyond imagination future value future within a sentence future at stake future leaders future afterlife future from eminem future hendrix future endeavors meaning future made of virtual insanity synonym till future future instagram futurology bangla meaning bright future in front of future kia future new song futurology reddit future pro basketball goals since future perfect tense futurology since future victory is sure folly future via futurology subreddit future inside the mattress mp3 future meaning future about artificial intelligence future but y is silent future for frontliners future electric cars futurology center futurology of education in hindi future islands tour future beyond meaning futurology in education future among us updates future pro goalie school future pro flag football future and dess dior future about for whatsapp futurology bangla meaning future from st louis futurology vinyl future electric cars future james bond futurology online course future vs forward future baby future war future but not no mo futurology example sentence fridays for future contra future home realty future for frontliners scholarship meteorology application the future of made in italy data futurology what future brings us future of via rail futurology careers future within technology future islands setlist antonyms for futurology futurology ppt against future generations future of next generation sequencing future past meaning future goals future used to this futurology of education ppt future value formula futurology by aldous huxley future earth future outta time future near me books on futurology futurology books future near example future years future us army soldier future tense conjugation future of next generation future authoring program future electronics future endeavors meaning future gucci flip flops futurology podcast future till my last breath futurology topics futurology congress opposite of future proof futurology noun distant future opposite of future weather forecast future goten futurology journal up future africa futurology uk until future notice future as a father future endeavors future towards meaning futurology examples futurology essay future made of virtual insanity lyrics future avengers future progressive future used to this futurology là future in asl future towards meaning futurology report future to the streets futurology meaning before future boy futurology research future near me future of work future from 8 mile future prosthetic towards the bionic human future ufc events future kids ages future zodiac future songs future inside future flutter future kind future ufc events future off white nike releases future near earth asteroids towards future-proof inland waterway transport future x wife strain futurology documentary future energy future between future engineers future electronics future like movies