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Syrian Refugees ...Would you sponsor/house a family?

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Samten, 7th Sep, 2015.

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  1. Samten

    Samten Well-Known Member

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    I know we are primarily focussed on acquiring more property and wealth on this forum but sometimes there are bigger issues.
    I was thinking today about the heartache and suffering that so many are enduring in their endeavours to flee their former homes in Syria and the war that is raging around them. The lengths they are going to, to try and save their children and themselves and begin a new life somewhere.
    I have 2 spare bedrooms and I would willingly house, feed and look after a family (without govt help).
    We are not "rich" but we don't starve and I know where I am sleeping tonight, I would willing share what I have with those that have nothing and really need help.
    Do you think the govt would let us help our fellow man or will they lock them up behind barbed wire and call that a humanitarian response?
     
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    So would i- have 2 spare bedrooms, a spare bathroom and a spare carpark all doing bugger all except collecting dust...
     
  3. Leo2413

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    I would be happy to take anyone in our country, as long as I knew that they would follow and live by our laws now and in the future. Last thing we need is to become like many European countries.
     
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    When i was a kid we got 'cousins' I was very happy about it. Now that I'm a grown up I know it was a short period of time after the six day war.
     
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    You come from a wonderful family, congrats. Good parents!
     
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    Does it qualify under AHS / Affordable Housing Scheme ?
     
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    Are you serious? I think you have missed my point, I don't want help, I want to help!
     
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    Am with @Leo2413, happy to take them on board, knowing it's a 2-way relationship. They get freedom and peace, but they also need to adhere to the laws of the land and keep the peace.
     
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    Agree totally. These are just desparate people not radical jihadists.
     
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    I doubt these are radical jihadist either.


     
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    Religion is bad and currently Islam is the worst of the lot.
    One of the things that I don't tolerate is intolerance and Islam is full of that:
    • Women are seen as lesser than men
    • Homosexuality is not acceptable
    • People that have other beliefs are worth less than muslims
    Obviously these are generalisations, but I think that at least one of these points will apply to most muslims.

    None of this means that I'm opposed to taking Syrian refugees, far from it. They are in dire need and we should help them. However it should be made clear in the very beginning that there is any discrimination against others because of their gender, sexuality and/or (lack of) beliefs, then the consequences could include losing refugee status.
     
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    Yes I agree. I am all for helping any one that needs a hand, but they have to abide by our laws and respect our country and culture if they want to live here. Period.
     
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    How do you guys know what happened when their second generation could potentially become another bikie gang or neo j*had*st ?

    Nobody knows mate... until they're revealing their real self under pressure.
     
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    Maybe you could offer those spare rooms and beds to the homeless - no need to hold out for a particular nationality, plenty of people are already in need.

    Will you gladly do that tomorrow?
     
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    Sorry to say those ideals haven't worked to well in the past here in Australia.
     
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    You mean Australian ideals haven't worked well in Australia? or....?
     
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    No what I meant was that some who happily wish to be referred to as "Aussie" and enjoy all the riches this country has to offer turn their back on it, as has been demonstrated.
     
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    Yes i agree with you. Personally I think Australians as a whole are a very generous, charitable and accommodating people, but also a little naive imo.
     
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    If Sadam was still around, this problem with ISIS would have not occurred.

    Bush, Blair and Howard are to blame and should fix the mess they have created.
     
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