Monday, January 4, 2016

Refugees find dizzying freedoms and unexpected dangers in Brazil

Interesting . As has been the case for the last hundred years, the Christian Syrians assimilate, the Muslims don’t. The young woman featured in the story complains that she gets stared at for wearing a hijab and feels self-conscious and smothered because of it. It never seems to occur to her to simply take the scarf off. You know, when in Rome do as the Romans do. Or in Brazil do as the Brazilian do. But that is an alien concept to Muslims, especially these days when they are feeling their power and so many in the West are going out of their way to accommodate them and their particular demands.

Millions of Syrian refugees have been shut out of Europe and North America. With few other options, some have pinned their hopes on a distant land of dizzying freedoms, open sensuality and unfamiliar dangers.

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