Thousands of Icelanders have called on their government to take in more Syrian refugees – with many offering to accomodate them in their own homes and give them language lessons.
Iceland, which has a population of just over 300,000, has currently capped the number of refugees it accepts at 50.
Author and professor Bryndis Bjorgvinsdottir put out a call on Facebook on Sunday asking for Icelanders to speak out if they wanted the government to do more to help those fleeing Syria. More than 12,000 people have responded to her Facebook group “Syria is calling” to sign an open letter to their welfare minister, Eygló Harðar.
Speaking on Iceland’s RÚV television, Bjorgvinsdottir said her country’s attitude was being changed by the tragic news reports. “I think people have had enough of seeing news stories from the Mediterranean and refugee camps of dying people and they want something done now,” she said.
“Refugees are human resources, they have experience and skills,” the Icelandic letter reads.
“Refugees are our future spouses, best friends, or soulmates, the drummer for the band of our children, our next colleague, Miss Iceland in 2022, the carpenter who finally finished the bathroom, the cook in the cafeteria, the fireman, the computer genius, or the television host.”
Many of those posting on the group have said they would offer up their homes and skills to help refugees integrate. “I have clothing, kitchenware, bed and a room in Hvanneyri [western Iceland], which I am happy to share with Syrians,” one wrote. “I would like to work as a volunteer to help welcome people and assist them with adapting to Icelandic society.”
“I want to help one displaced family have the chance to live the carefree life that I do,” another wrote. “We as a family are willing to provide the refugees with temporary housing near Egilsstaðir [eastern Iceland], clothing and other assistance. I am a teacher and I can help children with their learning.”
Iceland’s prime minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, said he was aware of increasing popular pressure to take in more refugees. “I assume that during Tuesday’s cabinet meeting I will propose the establishment of a special committee of ministers to discuss the problem and evaluate how Icelanders can respond, how we can contribute as much as possible,” he told RÚV.
“It has been our goal in international politics to be of help in as many areas as possible and this is one of the areas where the need is most right now.”
Iceland was recently named the world’s most peaceful country in the Global Peace Index, with Syria the least peaceful.
It is really disheartening to see White people - especially Nordics - opt for racial suicide. It also goes to show you just how generous - and gullible - our Folk can be. They have no idea what they're getting themselves into.
Things will go one of two different ways.
The first way:
1. They let in more and more of these "refugees" - most of whom are Muslims. They will only assimilate as far as they have to in order to get jobs or government assistance. Then they will stop and claim they don't have to assimilate any further and they have the right to keep their language and their ways - despite the fact that they are living on the generosity of their hosts. That's like you inviting someone into your home and when they get there they tell you that they don't have to follow your household rules and they have the right to do things their way.
2. Unemployment will rise. Immigration creates jobs - but only one job is created for every FIVE immigrants. As the refugees will work for lower pay than the Icelanders, they will be frozen out (so to speak LOL).
3. Then the crime rate - especially rape - will increase. The Icelanders will complain but the police - who are not used to this sort of thing in Iceland - will not be able to adequately cope.
4. Next the mosques will go up. Then the minaret bells will chime five times a day - including at sunrise to call Muslims to prayer. If anyone complains, they'll say they have the right to practice their religion and the Icelanders will just have to live with it.
5. The refugees will begin to treat the Icelanders like they are "infidels" because they do not accept the "true faith". The Icelanders will complain, but the refugees will call them racists.
6. The quality of education will decrease because there are too many students who are not completely fluent in Icelandic. These students will need special education. Education taxes will have to be raised to fund them. The people will complain, but the government will tell them that it has no choice. The money for special programs has to come from somewhere.
7. The average Icelandic family has 2.75 children. The average Muslim family has about 5. The birth rate amongst refugees will skyrocket. The Icelanders will find they are slowly becoming a minority in their own land. Some will complain, but those who do will be called racists. Most of them will keep silent out of fear of being branded "haters".
OR, things might go this way:
1. - 6. see above.
7. Icelanders begin to organize and resist the takeover of their homeland by the former guests of the people. There will be violence. Some will get hurt. Basically it will be messy as it is getting that way in many other European countries.
When all is said and done - regardless of which way it goes, the Icelanders will only have themselves to blame.
Interesting info: Iceland's total population is only about 330,000. That's not even enough people to make up one large city in the United States. San Bernardino County where I live has 2,035,210, and is approximately 20,000 square miles. Iceland is about 100,000 square miles. Iceland must be a nice place to live - for now.