[pjw] INFO: Syrian boy explains refugee crisis perfectly: "Just stop the war --- and we don't want to go to Europe" (Raw Story 9/3)

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Mon Oct 19 18:10:28 EDT 2015

This news story is from well over a month ago, at the time of the news 
about the Syrian boy who drowned off the shore of Turkey. The short 
statement sums up so much, and should have put news analysts onto the 
track of exposing how US policy is perpetuating the war in Syria rather 
than finding ways to bring it to an end. But, from the mouths of children 
comes the greatest wisdom.
We discussed forwarding this out to you all at the Iraq Affinty Group 
meeting last week.
dan h
peace and justice works iraq affinity group

Syrian boy explains refugee crisis perfectly: "Just stop the war --- and we 
don't want to go to Europe" (Raw Story 9/3)
Travis Gettys 03 Sep 2015 at 08:43 ET

A photo showing the tiny, lifeless body of a drowned Syrian refugee washed up 
on a Turkish beach has revealed the human tragedy unfolding along European 

The child has been identified as 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, and Turkish media 
reported that his 5-year-old brother was among at least 12 Syrians who drowned 
while trying to reach the Greek island of Kos.

The boys had fled with their parents from Kobani, where Islamic State militants 
have been battling Kurdish forces.

Tens of thousands of refugees have fled the fierce fighting to Europe, where 
many governments have moved to block their entry.

More than 2,000 refugees, mostly men and boys, are waiting in Budapest, 
Hungary, where they have been blocked from traveling to Germany and other 
European Union nations.

Hungarian right-wing nationalists have surrounded the refugees, screaming 
insults at them as police hold them back from attacking the migrants.

.We have to reinstate law and order at the borders of the European Union,. said 
Zoltan Kovacs, a spokesman for the Hungarian government.

But a video posted on the Vine social media service shows one teenage boy 
explaining that he and other refugees would rather not flee their homes.

.You just stop the war, and we don.t want to go to Europe,. the 13-year-old boy 

     Syrian boy (13) tells police in #Hungary: "Just stop the war. We won't want 
to come to Europe" https://t.co/yOJ77y3FxO via @CVerenkotte #fb
     . Mirjam Fischer (@imillenari) September 2, 2015

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