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Old 08-27-2017, 06:56 PM   #1301 (permalink)
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:58 PM   #1302 (permalink)
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If they really wanted to kill gays they would have done it by now.
Well, no, because it's against the law and despite their hateful "God hates gays" and "thank God for IEDs" messages, they're too chicken**** to actually risk jail time. I'm saying that if the circumstances were to come about whereby they could, they would.
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Old 08-27-2017, 07:18 PM   #1303 (permalink)
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Well, no, because it's against the law and despite their hateful "God hates gays" and "thank God for IEDs" messages, they're too chicken**** to actually risk jail time. I'm saying that if the circumstances were to come about whereby they could, they would.
If they wanted to do it they'd have done it, you said they don't have the opportunity but they have the opportunity every day, I mean the law didn't stop Omar Mateen did it? They're just a family of weirdos who make placards ffs.
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You can stand on a London bridge and not have to worry about the Westboro Baptist Church church van.
What would WBC be doing in London? Nothing.
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People will do whatever they can get away with, and if they could get away with it, the WBC bastards would kill everyone they disagree with.
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Actually, your statistic is more misleading. Mine just refers to the amount of people seeking asylum during a given year and how many got jobs after a certain period of time according to arbetsförmedlingen (that is Sweden's national work office). Yours groups all foregn workers together. That isn't the group I was referring to.

I do consider language. Hence, we give refugees free language lessons/free education. They can even go to University free if they wish (allthough free education is a given right for all). Is Swedish hard? Yes. But there are no requirements for them to pass the language classes and they can take the same class over and over again and still get the benifits.

What happens if they cannot speak the language and they need to go to the hospital/sign their kids up for school/driver's license etc... We provide translators.

In other words, we (Sweden) have created a society where you do no have to learn the language or anything about the culture to get money. Is this advantageous to someone who just wants the money? Of course!

Do we consider that people might be emotionally scarred from living in active warzones? Yes. I said already you can be declared too emotionally scarred to work. In Sweden we have "Sjukskriven" which means you can be declarred too emotionally sick/physically sick to work and just live off of welfare. It is an accepted part of our society although the amount has risen, as a whole, over the last few years.

Do I buck the amount of refugees that Sweden took in...because we took in the amount of refugees from places such as Syria that countries such as the US and England said no too? Yes. It was stupid. We are a much smaller county, population wise, than most. There were no long-term plans in place. And we are paying for it with a huge increase in people using welfare . That is why I think the benifits should be cut for new refugees. For a while, women who arrived with children were getting retroactive benifits for their children who were not even born in this country. Is that fair?

Do Swedes hire swedes over non-Swedes? Don't most (if not all) countries prefer natives for most jobs?

Perhaps the point about saying most were followers of Islam was a bit much.
I am just tired of this feeling that I am expected to welcome rather than newcomers should just be thankful.
Sorry for the delay in responding. Life and all that.

You're right in that the Economist graph combines all foreign-born workers, so I can't make an apples to apples comparison. I'll also happily grant that the on-the-ground realities are more visceral and real to you, in Sweden, than to me, in the US. With regard to what's fair, that's up to the individual. I would probably have a different emotional reaction to the issue if I noticed a sharp increase in my taxes or a decrease in the benefits, or access to the benefits, that my taxes pay for. But I think my logical reaction would stay the same: approach them as human beings first, allow time for adjustment, and take it from there.

The easiest way (relatively speaking) to end this crisis is to end the conflict in Syria. I won't pretend to know how to do this, but having an ethnic minority dominate politics isn't a great way to start, especially in a society with thousands of years of 'tribe as politics'.

Your exasperation is noted and I sympathize. We have to remind ourselves that the overwhelming majority of these people have nothing and fled from certain death. I'm simply stressing compassion, but I understand that it's easy to do so from across the pond.
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