The president of Egypt is calling out migrants who are heading for Europe yet refusing to integrate into the countries they are moving to. The world leader declared that they should abide by their new home’s laws and culture, and anyone who isn’t willing to do that should stay where they are.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi recently spoke out at a World Youth Forum in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt. The president addressed migrants and their refusal to adhere to traditions of the countries they move to. In addition to that, al-Sisi called for people of countries like Afghanistan to take care of their own homeland first.
Al-Sisi didn’t mince words when he addressed the migrant crisis.
Al-Sisi stated that each country should take care of their own people first.
“Every country has the right to protect its people and their interests. It must generally respect human rights in a framework that preserves its national interests. Instead of asking me why countries [in the West] close their gates to us, you should ask yourself why the people of Afghanistan don’t take better care of their own country. Why have they been killing one another for 40 years?”
The president urged that countries like Pakistan, Egypt, Syria, and Libya should first consider fixing their own problems before asking for help from countries that are more stable.
“We fight amongst ourselves in our own countries, and then we expect countries that work day and night to achieve progress to protect their people and to maintain a certain standard of living for them – we demand that they let us in so we can have part of their [success].”
“Do you expect them to open their doors so that we can go there demanding to keep our own culture?”
The president spoke earnestly during his speech.
Egyptian President Al-Sisi: People in Undeveloped Countries Should Not Expect the West to Welcome Them; They Should Solve Their Own Countries' Problems Instead pic.twitter.com/ZN5hK203Zl
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) December 13, 2018
Al-Sisi also told would-be migrants to reconsider moving if they have no plans to integrate into the new country they are moving to.
“By the way, if you go to another country as a guest, you must completely abide by its laws, customs, traditions, and culture. You must abide by them completely. If you are not willing to do this, don’t go.
“Don’t expect them to open the door for you so you can go into their country and cause trouble. No.”
The president took power in Egypt in 2014. Since then, Al-Sisi has been working with other world leaders to resolve the migrant crisis.
Criticizing Sharia Law Could Soon Be Illegal in Australia
The problem? Some might use the proposed law as a shield against Australian laws.
How far can you go in living your beliefs? Secular groups in Australia fear that hardline Muslims preaching Sharia law could soon be protected from criticism under new religious freedom laws.
The new Religious Discrimination Act was recently proposed in the state of Victoria. The proposal was made after the Islamic Council of Victoria asked for "protection for people to safely practice their freedom of religion in Australia." Interestingly, this happened only a few weeks after hardline Muslim groups affiliated with the council made controversial statements in line with their interpretation of Islamic law.
Muslim preacher Nassim Abdi has previously declared that it is sinful for a woman to refuse sex with her husband.
Thailand Police Lay Down Their Weapons, Join Protesters To Fight The Power
Instead of blocking the protesters, the police laid their weapons down and declared a truce.
This is that amazing moment when police officers, who were tasked to block and fight protesters, decided to lay down their weapons, declare a truce, and join forces to fight the power. It may sound unbelievable to some but yes, this really happened recently in Thailand.
As you can see in the images below, the cops laid down their helmets and barricades on the ground as a symbol of peace and unity with the protesters. Members from the two groups can be seen embracing each other - and tears of joy were even shed.
It turned out to be a peaceful protest!
Two Nuns Embezzle $500K from Catholic School for Las Vegas Gambling Trips
They’re now asking for “forgiveness and prayer,” according to the monsignor.
Two nuns from a Catholic school in Southern California has reportedly stolen a "substantial amount" of money for vacations and gambling trips in Las Vegas. Michael Meyers, monsignor of the St. James Catholic School, addressed the controversy in a recent letter to parishioners.
According to Meyers, internal investigations have confirmed that Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang have used school funds. Kreuper worked for 28 years in the school and was serving as principal at the time of her retirement. Chang was an eight grade teacher and has been there for the past 20 years. Both have retired earlier this year.