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UK: Afghan Muslim migrants reject homes in Scotland and Wales, ‘it’s cold and they don’t speak English’



Imagine coming to a new country that has welcomed you from the war zone that your home has become, and instead of being grateful, being arrogant and demanding. It’s almost as if these guys think, they’re “the best of people,” as the Qur’an calls Muslims (3:110), dealing with “the most vile of created beings,” as the Qur’an calls unbelievers (98:6).

“Afghan refugees reject homes in Scotland and Wales because ‘it’s cold and they don’t speak English,’” by Charles Hymas, Telegraph, August 11, 2022:

Afghan refugees housed in hotels have refused moves to Scotland and Wales because they believe the countries are too cold and don’t speak English, it has emerged.

Around 9,500 Afghans and their families evacuated from Kabul after the Taliban takeover of the country are still being housed in hotels a year on, at a cost of about £1 million a day.

This comes on top of the £3 million-a-day taxpayers’ bill for hotels for 26,000 asylum seekers including Channel migrants.

About 7,000 Afghan refugees have received permanent accommodation through councils but Home Office officials have yet to find appropriate housing for the remaining 9,500 evacuees.

Some have refused accommodation with reasons including that they do not want to go to Scotland or Wales because they believe they don’t speak the language and the countries are cold, according to sources….

In a letter to councils, dated June 27, Lord Harrington said the Government needed another 2,000 properties including more than 500 four-bedroom homes for the remaining 10,500 people….

It is also working with education establishments on converting properties to long-term accommodation, he wrote.

The Home Office said it faced a “challenge” of insufficient local housing accommodation in the UK, “not just for Afghans and those in need of protection but also British citizens who are also on a waiting list for homes”….

Several Afghans said living in hotels had left them unable to settle. “I know this is costing the British people but for what?” one refugee told BBC Two’s Newsnight.

Mohammad, who is in his 40s, said: “I want to settle and integrate but how can I when we are living in a hotel for months and months? I can’t start my life properly.”…