This is the third and last post describing my friend Asif’s (name is invented) journey from Syria to Germany. Look for Part 1 and Part 2. Finally Asif had arrived. He had 50,00€ left and invested them into a txi ride to Munich and a phone call to his mother. His uncle was going to… Weiterlesen Arriving – maybe
Writing about my friend’s journey from Syria to Germany (read Part 1 and Part 2), reminded me that transporting refugees is a big business. Human trafficking in general, but I find the bleeding dry of people running away from war and hunger, a particularly horrific crime. My friend Asif payed someone to go from Turky… Weiterlesen Paying it forward
In my previous post I described my friend Asif’s journey from Turkey to mainland Europe. Asif is not his real name, as he is afraid of supporters of Assad. Asif took a bus to Thessaloniki, 200 km remained to get to the border and there were „humanitarians“ who offered refugees a car ride – 100,00€… Weiterlesen Crossing Europe
I volunteer for an initiative of our local Christian community, called „WElcoming new neighbours“. Together with three others we run a German speaking class once a week for two hours. We have regular attendees (5-6) and some who only come once in a while. it is great fun! I learn so much about Syria, about… Weiterlesen Chaos in my country
I have a friend from Syria. Here, I’ll call him Asif, but that’s not his name. He is afraid of Assad and his supporters. he came to Germany a few months ago. Here is the story of how he got here (the first of 3 installments): When the war started Asif and his family went… Weiterlesen A modern odyssey
I never thought I would say this: Lindsey Graham is a courageous patriot. I admire his stance on principle over party politics. Yes, the Senator who brought us many eye rolls and got me to shake my head in disbelief more than once! He has been speaking out against Trump from (almost) the beginning. Ted… Weiterlesen In praise of Lindsey Graham
In a few short weeks British people will flock to the polls (or trickle, maybe) and make one of the most important decisions of our time. Unfortunately not everyone impacted by this decision is a part of it (the rest of Europe and the world can only watch, as a growing number of people is… Weiterlesen Brexit – emotions or facts?