Fear of the forest

Migration is not easy.

It never has been.

So, it is interesting to read that 30 asylum seekers in Sweden objected to their new accommodation because it was in a town surrounded by woodland. The Local reported (emphasis mine):

Charlotte Jacobsson, a press spokesperson for Sweden’s Migration Board (Migrationsverket) confirmed to The Local that a number of the asylum seekers had felt uncomfortable being surrounded by so much forest.

“Yes, that is the information we had from some people,” she said.

She explained that one of the buses had travelled to the holiday park from Stockholm, some 390km south of the park in Dalarna, while the other had arrived from elsewhere in the region …

Jacobsson said that the Migration Board understood that some of the refugees had since accepted places inside the holiday park, which has space for 50 individuals, but added that others remained unhappy with their new temporary home.

Some of the travellers are understood to have spent the entire night on the bus…

We were coming to an area in the middle of the forest we know nothing about, just snow and wind and nothing else,” Esam Taha, one of the Syrian refugees aboard the bus recently told The Local.

But he said that he had gone on to make good friends in the area and planned to stick around.

Amazing. One is in a safe country. One does not have a home. One must accept shelter where it is provided.

In France, the Nouvel Obs has been tracing the fortunes of the Aldefaye family, refugees from Iraq. I haven’t read the whole series, but the headlines tell the story.

First, life in France is like Christmas, bringing with it much good news. A few weeks earlier, Mr Aldefaye was on television with President Hollande. Then, the family — living outside of Paris —  received word they would have to move to Reims. Mrs Aldefaye wondered if she would be allowed to wear her headscarf there. Three family members are now in Reims. Their neighbours have been to visit most days, bringing with them food and household items. Mr Aldefaye is worried for his 20-year-old-daughter and her husband who live a short distance away; the young woman does not know enough French, he complained. He says they have not seen much of Champagne’s capital because it has rained a lot.

Europe. It has forests. It has wind. It has snow. It has rain.

It is difficult to know what to say in response. Migration. Is. Not. Easy.

For those who are interested, this map has an animated graphic of migration across Europe between 2012 and 2015. Data used are from the United Nations.

11 comments for “Fear of the forest

  1. November 1, 2015 at 11:39 am

    That graphic is truly frightening.

    It should be reproduced on every computer in the UK, to give the proles and plebs some idea of what is planned for their future!

    And yes, before anyone asks, I count myself amongst the proles!

    • November 2, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Me, too. Most of the population is except, probably, 1% to 5% — depending on whom the government and related decision-makers deem to be worthy.

  2. November 1, 2015 at 11:52 am

    One further point, which should be noted. Not very many Muslims are heading for the Kingdom of the Two Holy Places. Strange, but also true, is a search for the way to be an immigrant, as opposed to being a pilgrim, in Saudi Arabia reveals absolutely no information whatsoever. H.m.mm.m.m.m.!

    • November 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      I wrote a post on this several weeks ago:


      A Kuwaiti researcher said that the Middle Eastern countries are ‘not suitable’ for refugees, only workers. Besides, refugees might bring trauma and problems with them.

      Only Jordan has taken in refugees — and a huge amount. Queen Rania recently said:

      ‘That’s 20% of our population. To put that into context for you, it’s the equivalent of 12 million people coming to the UK, or 16 million going to Germany.

      ‘It has really been an immense strain on our economy, on our public services, on our infrastructure, and it has really overwhelmed our capacity to cope with the issue.’

  3. Hereward unbowed.
    November 1, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Haven’t these guys heard about man made global warming? If only global warming was all we had to contend with……………….

    In a few years, according to the Met Office; when EUrope becomes like Iraq, Saudi – Islamic paradise, Sharia and a flea bitten hell hole, they’re gonna feel right at home.

    Why do they bring their baggage with them?

    Why do they want to make Europe as fucked up as the nations of their birthright?

    Why are Muslims so thick and why are the UK/Brussels authorities – so thick as to let ’em all come?

    Can’t they read the Arabic Script and the see the black flags?
    The fucking Liberals TPTB – seem to think that ‘western values and culture’ will change them [ these new arrivals]………….well excuse me and WTF…..ing hell.

    When we had a culture??? For, didn’t the Cultural Marxists and who are still in full mode societal engineering [namely: Multiculturalism] – those liberal geniuses try to efface all ‘values’, ‘traditions and culture’ and now that there is FA….. almost nothing left – inexorably the nutters of the cult of death will CHANGE US ALL and let me tell you – this won’t be a voluntary indoctrination, it’ll be convert or die.

    War is coming, Dave, Tony and Gordon allowed it in, unceasingly and as night follows the day, the nation succumbs.
    Islamification, is stalking, insidiously permeating all institutions, councils, government structures, political parties and charidees/quangocracies in the UK – 500 Mosques and more on the way – Saudi Arabia is paying funded handsomely through British petro $s.

    Infantilized and shafted…

    we will be, kids will be helpless lambs or, more likely very willing converts. God almighty – wtf is going on?

    Universities won’t have any safe spaces for play doh and cookies – either

    At last, and the few well educated ones, what do they do? It’s no surprise – they emigrate ASAP – this wonderful Utopia created by our liberal elite – it seems even the young turks and liberals don’t like it much. Therefore, it’s small wonder the Daesh see the UK as ripe for plucking, what with the ‘cream’ of our youth gone, detritus remains, is a weak and dissolute society full of weeping transgendered ‘victims’, drug addled layabouts in the civil service, dole queue and criminals. An uninterested [in maintaing law and order] police force turned into nannying feminized surveilance security operation – dedicated to punishing ‘thought crime’ – ha, ha, ha, they don’t wanna go out on a Friday/Saturday night.

    We’re in debt up to our eyeballs some estimates put the national debt at £7 trillion! But onwards to Armageddon – the Tory twats continue to turn a blind eye to an over inflated property market and another equities and property bubble. All the while a chancellor gone mad and totally up his own fundament pours on, hurtling down the road to financial catastrophe.

    An army on its knees, next to virtually no navy and an skeleton airforce flying puny and aging planes.

    Thus, defenceless, toothless and open to all comers – can anyone tell me, how – this, the country, this nation is not a disaster waiting to happen?

    • November 2, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      Agree wholeheartedly — excellent points, well written. You’ve covered the whole gamut, especially:

      ‘… it’s small wonder the Daesh see the UK as ripe for plucking, what with the ‘cream’ of our youth gone, detritus remains, is a weak and dissolute society full of weeping transgendered ‘victims’, drug addled layabouts in the civil service, dole queue and criminals.’

      Thank you.

  4. November 1, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Yes, I ran that graphic at my site. The whole thing is quite distressing.

    • November 2, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      Very much so, James.

  5. November 2, 2015 at 1:00 am

    I remember the horrors of migrating from my own experience way back in the 80’s when I left England and travelled half way around the world to Oz. Traumatic. All those strange people who though, nay were convinced they spoke English when in fact it bore little resemblance to the language a knew. I still get confused. I spent years trying to get them to speak like me and looking back I see now that I should have threatened to cut their heads off.

    • November 2, 2015 at 7:58 am

      A truly traumatic experience. Deeply sympathize. Taswegians are not noted for heading the evolutionary scale, hence the old Coodabeens line: “Keep it simple for us down here in Tassie.”

      Taswegians in action – couldn’t get it to embed in comments but here it is in a post:


  6. Anon
    November 2, 2015 at 10:49 am

    This was all pre-ordained as far back as 2000 – further, I suspect:


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