November 9, 2019
At first I thought he was saying “don’t fear the refugees.”
But what he’s actually saying is that the European nationals – with European passports – that Europe sends to help ISIS are scarier than the refugees, only a percentage of which are terrorists.
He might have a point there.
Speaking to RT’s Afshin Rattansi, Syrian President Bashar Assad said it’s hypocrisy for European nations to fear that Ankara will send refugees to Europe, but continue to sponsor terrorism in Syria.
The Syrian leader argued that the primary concern for Europe should not be the Syrian refugees which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan now threatens to release to Europe, but the “hundreds of thousands” of jihadists Europe allied itself with.
“How can you fear those few millions, the majority of them are moderates and they have few terrorists, while you support those terrorists directly in tens of thousands at least and maybe hundreds of thousands in Syria and you don’t fear that they’re going to go back to your country?”
Assad told Afshin Rattansi that while there might be some extremists among those who fled the war-torn country, the majority of the refugees do not pose any acute threat, as opposed to hardened jihadists who may turn on their patrons.
“Let’s say that sending those Syrians and other refugees is dangerous, the most dangerous [for] Europe is to support the terrorists in Syria, this is the most dangerous part.”
You would think that the aggressive support for terrorism by the EU, the US and Israel would be more concerning than it is to the average person, no?
I guess they just don’t know it’s happening?
It’s hardly a secret.