Helping Syrian war refugees , criminal in South Carolina, USA?

This video from the USA says about itself:

New Republican Law Targets Refugee Hosts

2 April 2016

South Carolina Republicans have turned to a pretty underhanded tactic to try to crack down on Syrian refugees receiving aid and resettling in the United States. The bill would hold sponsors of refugees responsible for any subsequent crimes committed by the refugee. John Iadarola (ThinkTank) and Jimmy Dore, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“The South Carolina Senate on Thursday passed a controversial bill targeting refugees in the state, prompting concern that it may portend a wave of anti-refugee legislation around the country, particularly in the tense climate following the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

The bill, if passed by the South Carolina House and signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley, would require refugees’ sponsors to register them in a database maintained by the state’s Department of Social Services. It would also impose strict liability on a refugee’s sponsor if the refugee, at some point in the future, commits a terrorist or criminal act.”*

Read more here.

9 thoughts on “Helping Syrian war refugees , criminal in South Carolina, USA?

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  2. If you want to show the documentary in your organization, your city, your school, … (available in English-French-Dutch-Swedish-Spanish-Arabic) see also:


    War is intensifying in Syria and Iraq … with the support of our governements. Life has become unbearable in both countries. Hundreds of thousands of refugees seek safe haven in Europe. Many drown attempting to cross the Mediterranean. Others make it across only to discover that there is no place for them in Hotel Europa. A peaceful life seems a distant dream …

    Drawing on voices other than those we hear, see and read daily in the media, “… Whose peace will it be?” traces the origins and causes of the present disaster. The documentary weaves memories of the past through experiences of the present to create a mosaic within which the pathway to peace might be discerned. It provides an impetus to think differently about the future and act accordingly. But, above all, the film seeks to chart a pathway to peace.

    Iraqi academics in the diaspora muse about the need for freedom, education and humanity in the Arab world. Refugees from Iraq and neighboring countries highlight the horror of the catastrophe. Artists discuss other ways of social thinking and acting. United Nations officials recount what has gone wrong in recent decades. European philosophers and experts explain how knowledge of, and respect for, other cultures has gotten lost.

    In what sense are we, “the West,” complicit in—perhaps even responsible for—the disaster that has struck Iraq and Syria? What political action should the UN take? What’s stopping the supposedly enlightened nations from entering into genuine dialogue, with respect for the identity of all concerned?

    What means do we have at our disposal to restore the human and cultural riches of Iraq and Syria? How can we show solidarity with the desire of people to decide their own fate? What can we do to make sure Iraq and the entire region become, once again, a secure and decent place to live? Can so much suffering be forged into hope? Whose peace will it be once the war is over?

    All these questions have led to a movie full of options and possibilities for the future. We do not show the atrocities of war: we know them all too well. Nor do we show the unbearable and self-destructive side of human behavior. We let people speak for themselves, in all their uniqueness and sincerity. Utopia and reality meet in the poetry of the narration, and respect for everyday people.


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  3. Saturday 9th
    posted by James Tweedie in World

    WESTERN-BACKED Syrian extremists admitted yesterday using chemical weapons against a Kurdish-held suburb of Aleppo.

    In a statement, the Army of Islam said one of its brigade commanders had ordered the use of “forbidden” weapons in Thursday’s assault on Sheikh Maqsoud, defended by the Kurdish YPG militia.

    “During the clashes, one of the Jaysh al-Islam brigade leaders used [weapons] forbidden in this kind of confrontation,” the statement said, using the Arabic name for the group.

    It claimed the commander responsible would be court-martialled for the attack.

    Video footage of the incident showed a large cloud of yellow gas and victims being treated for breathing problems.

    Kurdish Red Crescent doctor Wallat Mamu told Russia Today TV: “The symptoms of those affected by the attack, such as choking, made it possible to affirm that they were poisoned as a result of the use of banned toxic gases such as chlorine or other agents.

    “All our patients have similar symptoms.”

    The YPG also confirmed the attack by “Islamists acting under patronage of Turkey.

    “Its poisonous effects have been experienced by dozens of civilians,” the YPG central headquarters said in a statement.

    “We will report this fact to the ceasefire centres, to the Russian centre in Latakia and the American one in Jordan.”

    The YPG accused insurgents of firing white phosphorus munitions into the suburb on March 9.

    The Army of Islam is one of the two major factions represented in the Saudi-convened High Negotiations Committee of rebel groups at UN-mediated peace talks in Geneva.

    The other is Ahrar ash-Sham, which renewed its alliance with Syrian al-Qaida branch the Nusra Front last weekend, launching a major offensive against army forces south-west of Aleppo.

    Both Russia and Syria have demanded the exclusion of Army of Islam political leader Mohammed Alloush from the talks.

    Syria’s General Federation of Trade Unions condemned the abduction of more than 300 workers by Islamic State (Isis) from a cement factory east of the capital Damascus.

    Earlier, the army dismissed reports that 175 of the workers had been executed, saying their fate was still unknown.


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