Syria: The Arabian Sanctuary!

Yes, you read the title right. Apparent in the beginning of the 1940’s, the city of Aleppo was a sanctuary of European refugees trying to escape the brutality of the Nazi regime. This was in the year 1944, where refugee camps were set across Aleppo as well as Palestine which also is in a state of on-going turmoil.

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Aleppo, 1944

These camps offered medical aid, food and even training of some nature for the Europeans to integrate into society. Syria wanted to help these European refugees so much that they even started classes and provided teachers for the young refugees.

To Europe that is probably thinking of passing legislation to block entry of Syrian refugees, think back to the time of World War II, maybe you wouldn’t be alive today. If they had though you were terrorists because you were fleeing Germany, where would you be today.

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Aleppo (2016) [Image Courtesy: Al Jazeera]

A lot of Europe owes Syria a debt of gratitude. You might say you won’t stand up for certain groups of people. The question we face today is will we stand up for humans? Will we make a lot of money or will we make an instrumental change in saving lives?

That’s something to think about.

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