‘I feel like I don’t live in Sydney anymore – everyone speaks Arabic, it feels like I have moved to Afghanistan’

‘It feels like I’ve moved to Afghanistan’: Inside the Sydney suburb divided by an influx of 6,000 Iraqi and Syrian refugees Mohammedans as some locals fear their town is becoming a ‘Middle Eastern slum’… but others spring to their defence

  • Fairfield in Sydney’s south-west could become Iraqi and Syrian slum, locals say
  • The suburb has been hit with an influx of refugees from the war-torn countries
  •  One Australian woman claims she feels like she is living in a foreign country
  • A long-time resident fears the area will ‘become a Middle-Eastern enclave’ 
  • But the refugees claim they are happy in Fairfield and feel safe in the suburb
  • This comes after NSW Labor leader Luke Foley blames refugees for ‘white flight’

Is Western Sydney now a Middle Eastern ghetto?

Anyone could be forgiven for making that assumption.
This is not integration.

A young woman claims she ‘feels like she is living in a foreign country’ after an influx of refugees from Syria and Iraq were housed in her home suburb.

Jasmin, 22, told Daily Mail Australia she has lived in and around Fairfield, in Sydney‘s south west, all of her life but she is beginning to feel like she is the foreigner.

‘I think we should just send them all back to their own country.

More shops have popped up in town offering Halal options - and sporting Arabic writing

More shops have popped up in town offering Halal options – and sporting Arabic writing

‘It is so f***ing s**t I feel like I don’t live in Sydney anymore – everyone just speaks Arabic, it feels like I have moved to Afghanistan.’

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Jasmin, who requested her surname not to be published, spoke out after NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley claimed the influx of 6,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq was leading to ‘white flight’ from the area.

‘I’m saying, what about that middle ring of suburbs that have experienced, if anything, just a slow decline. In terms of employment, in terms of white flight – where many Anglo families have moved out?’

Mr Foley added: ‘I’m not prepared to see the people of those suburbs denied opportunities that are taken for granted elsewhere.’

An Iraqi shop assistant, who didn’t want to be named for fear of losing his job, agreed the area was becoming a hot-bed for Middle Eastern refugees.

‘You can’t get a job in here unless you speak Arabic – because 90 percent of our customers only speak Arabic – it is getting too much.’

Jasmin said the Foley government should send the foreigners in her town back to their own countries

Foley, pictured, claims 'white flight' in Fairfied is being caused by an influx of refugees

Jasmin, left, said the Foley government should send the foreigners in her town back to their own countries

Wasan, pictured holding a holy book cover and a coffee set, has been in Australia for four years - she came from Iraq and got a job in retail because of her bi-lingual skills - she speaks English and Arabic

Wasan, pictured holding a holy book cover and a coffee set, has been in Australia for four years – she came from Iraq and got a job in retail because of her bi-lingual skills – she speaks English and Arabic

Shops offering 22 carat gold in traditional Middle-Eastern styles have also popped up in town

Shops offering 22 carat gold in traditional Middle-Eastern styles have also popped up in town

A sign of the main street where Arabic writing and English writing work side by side

A sign of the main street where Arabic writing and English writing work side by side

The man has been in Australia for four years after leaving his own war-torn country.

‘It honestly isn’t right – most people here now are from Iraq or Syria,’ he said.

Another man, Neville Stephenson, an 83-year-old from the Fairfield council area said he avoids going into the city’s main street and shopping district.

‘It is too crowded – and I am really worried the area will be the slums of tomorrow.

Neville Stephenson, an 83-year-old from the Fairfield council area said he fears the area will become the slums of tomorrow following the influx of refugees

Neville Stephenson, an 83-year-old from the Fairfield council area said he fears the area will become the slums of tomorrow following the influx of refugees

'It is too crowded - and I am really worried the area will be the slums of tomorrow,' a man said

‘It is too crowded – and I am really worried the area will be the slums of tomorrow,’ a man said

'It is turning into a Middle-Eastern enclave and it feels like we have been targeted by them - so now they all want to come here,' a local man said

‘It is turning into a Middle-Eastern enclave and it feels like we have been targeted by them – so now they all want to come here,’ a local man said

‘It is turning into a Middle-Eastern enclave and it feels like we have been targeted by them – so now they all want to come here,’ he said.

Some of the older Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian men meet every morning to play cards and dominoes in the main street.

They revealed how they escaped their damaged countries to find ‘bliss’ in Australia.

Adam Sorayan, 88, has been in Australia for one year and one month, he was ‘forced out of Iraq for being a Christian’.

‘It was dangerous and there was nothing but trouble for me because I wasn’t a Muslim,’ he said.

Some of the older Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian men meet every morning to play cards and dominos in the main street

Some of the older Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian men meet every morning to play cards and dominos in the main street

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2 thoughts on “‘I feel like I don’t live in Sydney anymore – everyone speaks Arabic, it feels like I have moved to Afghanistan’”

  1. The expression ‘white flight’ implies a choice on the part of those fleeing. According to English lawyer Gavin Boby, nothing could be further from the truth. When it gets to the point that the infidel homeowner has Muslims living all around him (or her), there will be a not-too-subtle campaign of intimidation waged against the infidel – cars parked across driveways, stones on the roof in the middle of the night, domestic pets mysteriously dying or disappearing, bricks thrown through windows … The final step is marked by the appearance of a Muslim on the front door step. He’s carrying a plastic bag full of bank notes, and he’s saying ‘I want to buy your house.’ If the home owner (often an elderly widow, living alone) refuses to sell, the response will always be along the lines of: ‘This is a Muslim area. Only a Muslim will buy your house. You have no choice but to sell to me.’ When things get to that stage, Gavin Boby always advises his clients to sell, because they really do have no choice. It’s not ‘White flight.’ Its ‘Compulsory White removal.’

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