Austria Says “No” to More Afghans — With Good Reason

According to the following video report, both Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Russian President Vladimir Putin say they will refuse to take in “refugees” from Afghanistan.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

The article below provides details on the debate in Austria on Afghan migrants. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the conservative Austrian site Unzensuriert:

Under Black-Green: Hardly any European country takes more Afghans than Austria

August 25, 2021

The current heated debate between the Austrian People Party and the Greens on the admission of Afghan “refugees” is, on closer inspection, only a sham debate. According to statistics as of the year 2020, hardly any other county in Europe took in more Afghans, generally illegal migrants, as Austria. For the Muslims from the Far East, the borders have been wide open for months or actually years, as the daily “arrests”, which are nothing more than admission registrations, show.

Only Germany admits more Afghans

Current statistics for the year 2020 show where the 2.6 million Afghans who left their country migrated to. Among the front runners are the neighboring Muslim countries of Pakistan and Iran, which together admitted 85% of the migrants (which corresponds to the Geneva Convention on Refugees, which defines the admission of refugees in the closest safe country). After that, European countries follow, which are 5,000 kilometers away.

To date 148,000 Afghans have come to Germany. In second place in Europe comes, surprisingly, the ten-times-smaller Austria with more than 44,000(!) Afghans. Surprising because the rhetoric of the Austrian Peoples Party suggests that for months it has been almost impossible for Afghans to get to Austria, and this should remain so. However, the numbers don’t lie. And a reason for asylum, when we are generally talking about such a country surrounded by safe countries like Austria, for a good portion (40%) there is not even a benevolent consideration. According to the Geneva Convention, for Afghans, unless they jump in by parachute there is no legitimate asylum in Austria.

But the black-green (and before that, red-black) politicians “successfully” got around that by obediently subordinating themselves to the demands of the EU and signing on to different provisions instead of representing Austrian interests. A limit as to how many migrants may reside in Austria (there are already more than 2,000,000 Austrians of “migration background”) has not yet been defined.

Germany, Sweden, and Austria as main “flight” destinations

According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Austria, with its fewer than nine million inhabitants, took in more Afghans than, for example, France, Great Britain, Italy, India, or Australia. Next to Germany and Sweden, Austria is, for Afghans, is one of the favorite destination countries in their “flight”. What these guests will bring us besides costs and criminality has not yet been comprehensibly defined.

In fact, about 100 illegal migrants a day, mostly from Arab areas, are walking the Austrian borders daily, especially in Burgenland, where they no longer know where to put them. And their number will continue to rise. Up to now the supposedly so “hard”-on-migration Austrian People’s Party has not heard of the necessary suspension of asylum rights, given this situation.

Video transcript:

00:00   While thousands of people demonstrated in Paris and Berlin this past weekend
00:05   to receive refugees, the trend is quite different in Austria.
00:09   On Twitter, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz spoke out against it:
00:13   “The events in Afghanistan are dramatic but we must not repeat
00:17   the mistakes of 2015,” wrote the chancellor. With more than 40,000 Afghan
00:21   nationals already on its soil, Austria is home to the largest Afghan community
00:25   in Europe relative to its population size. The chancellor suggested that
00:29   refugees from Afghanistan should be taken in by neighboring countries.
00:33   Several former Soviet republics in Central Asia share borders with
00:37   Afghanistan and Russia. President Vladimir Putin fears the arrival of fighters
00:41   hidden among the refugees: “Who could be hiding among these refugees?
00:46   We don’t know. Hundreds, even hundreds of thousands or perhaps millions
00:50   of people may want to flee the territory. And we have no visa restrictions
00:56   with our closest allies and neighbors. The borders between the central Asian countries
01:00   and Russia are thousand of kilometers long. You can get in through on anything,
01:04   a car, or even a donkey.”
01:08   Afghanistan will be discussed Monday during an online summit
01:12   of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO),
01:16   a military alliance of several former Soviet republics led by Russia.

2 thoughts on “Austria Says “No” to More Afghans — With Good Reason

  1. Nazis Germans need more low wages engineers and workers to maintain their [vulgar intensifier] useless corrupted managerz

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