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Bangkok's Somali refugees persecuted and living in fear

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Bangkok's Somali refugees persecuted and living in fear

by Alastair G.M

 

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Five men share this tiny studio apartment and immigration officials regularly raid their building [Alastair G M/Al Jazeera]

 

Bangkok, Thailand - "I've never experienced cold like this," says RK, a 19-year-old Somali refugee, as he sits in a downtown Bangkok alley one December morning.

 

It is 20 degrees, and opposite is the Suan Phlu Immigration Detention Center, an office building concealing thousands of undocumented migrants.

 

It is a stone's throw from Bangkok's gregarious tourist district, and RK's wife and nine-month-old daughter are being held inside.

 

"They kicked my door down and took my family when I was away," RK says, referring to an immigration raid at his home three months earlier, as part of a crackdown on undocumented migrants.

 

The UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, told Al Jazeera that Bangkok is home to a growing community of approximately 4,500 refugees and 2,000 asylum-seekers from more than 50 countries.

 

Full story: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/bangkok-somali-refugees-persecuted-living-fear-180120094817942.html

 

Al Jazeera: 2018-01-21

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I hesitate to say this but the Somali and Ethiopian problems are the result of well intentioned Western aid. The popular “feed the World” campaign certainly saved a lot of lives but also raised a generation that was severely damaged physically and mentally. This produced a generation that knew no love or stability and the current problems in Australia and many other parts of the world reflects this.

It seems that their whole society lives with and accepts violence as being part of their upbringing and they carry it with them wherever they go.

Maybe we in the better off countries should stop interfering, but can we live with no conscience.

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12 minutes ago, PJPom said:

 

It seems that their whole society lives with and accepts violence as being part of their upbringing and they carry it with them wherever they go.

 

 

Well it looked like he had left it behind him :

"Three years earlier, when he was 16 years old, he fled Mogadishu, the Somali capital, after his father was killed in an al-Shabab car bomb attack."

 

But no, the Thai authorities were happy to oblige with some more :

"They kicked my door down and took my family when I was away," RK says, referring to an immigration raid at his home three months earlier"

 

Perhaps you'd like to call round and punch him in the face so he feels more "at home" and to confirm your prejudice?

 

 

 

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It would probably be more of a case  of go to his neighbourhood and be mugged and have your daughter raped.

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36 minutes ago, PJPom said:

I hesitate to say this but the Somali and Ethiopian problems are the result of well intentioned Western aid. The popular “feed the World” campaign certainly saved a lot of lives but also raised a generation that was severely damaged physically and mentally. This produced a generation that knew no love or stability and the current problems in Australia and many other parts of the world reflects this.

It seems that their whole society lives with and accepts violence as being part of their upbringing and they carry it with them wherever they go.

Maybe we in the better off countries should stop interfering, but can we live with no conscience.

So true and yet so politically incorrect.

 

I actually thought the heading was around the wrong way - am an Aussie and I know what you mean.  Headline Fixed:

 

"Bangkok's Somali refugees persecute and have Thais living in fear."

 

It is time the western world learned to stay out of Africa - ignore UN khraapp and 'saving souls' NGOs.  When/if their cultures and societies accept our western values and morals, then and only then should we get involved. 

 

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16 minutes ago, isaanbanhou said:

They are rapists because they are black or because they are refugees?

 

 

Neither of the above. It is because that is what they do.

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14 minutes ago, ELVIS123456 said:

When/if their cultures and societies accept our western values and morals, then and only then should we get involved. 

Unfortunately, they want to bring their troublesome values and morals to the West, rather than fix their country themselves.

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Just now, lovelomsak said:

Neither of the above. It is because that is what they do.

and racists spout hate, it's what they do

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1 hour ago, PJPom said:

I hesitate to say this but the Somali and Ethiopian problems are the result of well intentioned Western aid. The popular “feed the World” campaign certainly saved a lot of lives but also raised a generation that was severely damaged physically and mentally. This produced a generation that knew no love or stability and the current problems in Australia and many other parts of the world reflects this.

It seems that their whole society lives with and accepts violence as being part of their upbringing and they carry it with them wherever they go.

Maybe we in the better off countries should stop interfering, but can we live with no conscience.

In general the 'help' arrives at the time when the point of repairing damage done by starvation has past.

Nature's way is interfered with by probably well intentioned people who just can't see the damage for the future they are causing.

Nature will eventually find a way that circumvents all the 'good intentions' and it will have a world wide effect.

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Ship them to Europe we will give them free houses, free monthly 900 euros a month till rest of their life, free passport, free medical, free lawyers and lateron they may bring over all their family members.. because they are refugees so that what we need to do...Read they above if anyone still wonder why they keep coming..

Meanwhile there no money for our elderly but who cares.

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If the Thai authorities don't like or trust African refugees why have they allowed them to stay. If you want them here then offer some support.

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2 hours ago, Destiny1990 said:

Ship them to Europe we will give them free houses, free monthly 900 euros a month till rest of their life, free passport, free medical, free lawyers and lateron they may bring over all their family members.. because they are refugees so that what we need to do...Read they above if anyone still wonder why they keep coming..

Meanwhile there no money for our elderly but who cares.

you have no clue about how migrants are treated in Europe, this is right wing bs. And why is there no money for the elderly? Of course, it is because of poor working class people from other countries, nothing to do with the banks, ceos and rampant neo-liberal policies

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2 hours ago, Destiny1990 said:

Ship them to Europe we will give them free houses, free monthly 900 euros a month till rest of their life, free passport, free medical, free lawyers and lateron they may bring over all their family members.. because they are refugees so that what we need to do...Read they above if anyone still wonder why they keep coming..

Meanwhile there no money for our elderly but who cares.

Please add Australia to the lucky country for refugees !

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