“Our” taxpayer funded ABC is now totally in the camp of Islam. Its as if the Arabs owned them; I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case. This moronic (s-)hit piece beggars belief. What, you may ask, makes these illiterate savages eligible to seek refuge in the West when their Arab brothers and sisters, some of them the wealthiest nations on earth, reject to take them in? By the law of Allah every Muslim is another Muslims brother. The wealthy Arabs have a religious obligation to look after these people, but they insist the infidel West, dumbed down and misguided by a phoney, deceitful altruism, take them in and see to their needs.
How, pray tell, can these illiterate, fanatical creatures ever become productive members of infidel society? They can’t. They won’t.
Watch the dreadful video here.
Nazieh’s reunion: An asylum seeker’s joyful end to ‘journey of death’ after search for family
By Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill
- ABC helps Syrian refugee, Nazieh, find family after becoming separated in Turkey
- Nazieh’s family found in Heidelberg, Germany
- Family feared worst for Nazieh, put up posters
- Nazieh reunited with family in Germany after ‘journey of death’ from Greece
He had become separated from his family on a beach in Turkey after people smugglers told them to hide from the police.
Nazieh arrived alone on the island with no phone, no money and no contact numbers for anyone.
“My wife and kids made it to the shore yesterday and I got separated from them, but I am here now,” Nazieh told us tearfully.
“I wish to see them again. This is my only wish in life.”
We helped Nazieh look for his family all over the island but with no success. So we found him a bed at a refugee camp in Athens.
Nazieh got on the ferry to the mainland and we waved goodbye. He was determined to find his family and we promised to help.
The ABC’s Middle East producer Fouad Abu Gosh began to scour Facebook, searching for profiles that could be Nazieh’s children.
Finally, it seemed like he found the right person and on a scratchy phone line to Syria came a breakthrough.
Nazieh’s eldest daughter Reem did not make the crossing. She and her three children stayed behind in Syria, but she had been in contact with her mum, sister and younger brother Abdul Rahman.
“Their phone is off. The last time I talked to them they were in Serbia and they were trying to cross the border and the phone was off,” she told us over the phone from Syria. “And I don’t [know] where they are now?”
Reem gave us her younger brother’s number and we crossed our fingers that we would be able to get in touch.
In the past few months, it is estimated hundreds of thousands of people have made the difficult journey from the Middle East and across Europe trying to get to countries that offer asylum like Germany.
‘I swear to God, I didn’t sleep at nights’
The Red Cross said hundreds of families have become separated from each other along the way.
But in the middle of that mayhem, we managed to find Nazieh’s family in Heidelberg, Germany.
The family had been fearful for Nazieh and thought he might be dead. His wife Basiyeh, his son Abdul Rahman and his daughter Mariam cried as they told us the story of how they had become separated from Nazieh.
“I swear to God, I didn’t sleep at nights, I was praying for him all the time,” Basiyeh sobbed.
Little children walking alone at night, at dark, mothers missing their kids, kids crying looking for their mums. And I had no idea where we were or how much longer we had to walk.—Nazieh Hussein
After they lost him on the beach in Turkey they waited in the same spot where he went missing and put up posters with his picture around the town. “We slept on the street waiting for him,” Basiyeh said.
After two days and no word they began to suspect he had been put on a boat to Greece, so they too then headed off towards Europe praying they would find him along the way.
“When I got on the boat I was so upset to leave without my husband,” Nazieh’s wife remembered tearfully.
But the people smugglers sent them to the Greek Island of Kos at the same time Nazieh was searching for them on nearby Lesvos Island.
They could not believe what had happened to him and that he was sitting waiting for them in Greece.
The Red Cross told Nazieh to stay put in Greece and they would try and re-unite the family as soon as they could. But once Nazieh had found out his family was alive and where they were, nothing was going to stop him.
In the cold and the rain, Nazieh caught buses, trains, snuck over borders and walked for hours to get to Germany, until he finally arrived at the refugee camp his family are staying at near Heidelberg.
His wife and children could not believe he had made it alone.
“Suddenly they ran towards me, they hugged me and started kissing me. I felt so confused and start crying ‘what? Is this real?'” Nazieh told us overjoyed, hugging his wife as she cried next to him.
“I felt that I was dreaming and will wake up soon from this dream. No-one can live without his family, without his children.”
Nazieh slept on the side of the road and under trees to get to them. “I call it the journey of death,” he said.
“Little children walking alone at night, at dark, mothers missing their kids, kids crying looking for their mums. And I had no idea where we were or how much longer we had to walk. And how much further we had to go,” he said.
Nazieh’s family say he is never allowed out of their sight again. “Like today he went to pick his medication so I was with him all the time,” his daughter Mariam said laughing.
“He didn’t expect me to wait for him but I told him I’m not leaving you alone any more!”
They are not sure what the future will bring. For now this camp is home as they wait to be resettled permanently somewhere in Germany.
But their relief at being together and safe is bittersweet. Their eldest daughter Reem and their three grandchildren remain stuck in Syria.
“I’m planning to stay here for good, for the rest of my life, I am happy here,” Nazieh said.
“But I will beg on the streets. I will do anything to get my daughter, her children and my son-in-law here too.”