Kort: Wall Street Journal. Man ser, at Tyskland numerisk har modtaget lidt flere syrere, men der er 80.5 mio tyskere mod 9.5 mio svenskere, hvad der bringer Sverige på en skyhøj førsteplads blandt modtagede pr. capita. (klik f. større billede)
There are strong incentives for Syrians to try to reach Northern Europe. Sweden is granting immediate asylum and residence permits to all Syrians arriving at their borders. Norway has pledged to take 1,000 refugees and is offering asylum on a case-by-case basis. Germany has promised to issue 5,000 temporary-residency permits.
“Sometimes, I wake up and I can’t believe I’m here,” Mr. Simo said recently while preparing traditional Syrian spiced chicken in his Vetlanda kitchen. “I have to pinch myself. For me, Sweden is paradise.” Mohamad Simo paid smugglers $15,000, used five false passports and spent days in a Greek prison to reach Sweden, where he found refuge away from his home in war-torn Aleppo in Syria. What kept him going was a steady stream of cash, wired to him at various points of his journey by family members in Saudi Arabia and the U.S. After he was released from prison with a 30-day deportation order, he stayed in Athens and laid low for two months, he says. Eventually, he paid smugglers to get him a fake passport he hoped would enable him to board a flight to Sweden.
Sweden has led calls for EU member states to take on more refugees through the U.N. resettlement program. Many other nations so far have been reluctant. The EU has created a task force to study how to deal with refugee deaths in the Mediterranean. “The Swedish government is aware of the strain on the asylum system, but we have an obligation,” says Tobias Billström, Sweden’s migration minister. “This is a question of political will.” Thousands of Middle-Class Syrians Are Trying to Get to Europe’s Northern Countries to Seek Asylum
Tobias Billström kunne godt have forklaret, hvorfor Sveriges “ansvar” er ti gange større end Tysklands, EU kommissær Cecilia Malmström meddeler i dag, at EU domstolen har godkendt homoseksualitet som asylgrund i EU. Der er ingen tvivl om, at det er et helvede at være homoseksuel i store dele af verden, det er det allerede ved at blive i Europa takket være personer som Malmström, men: Højt sat er to % af verdens befolkning homoseksuelle. Verdens befolkning er nu på 7.123 milliarder. Har Malmström tænkt på, at det er 140 mio. der fik asylgrund i Europa der? Selvfølgelig har hun ikke det, hvis hun var kendt for at være tænksom, ville det være sluppet ud nu. Hun er følsom, men det er noget andet, specielt når man tjener styrtende med penge. EU er også idag ved at indlemme de Forenede Arabiske Emirater i Schengen – no kidding.