Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from the German-language service of the Epoch Times. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:
The federal government flies a good 200 Afghans to Germany every week
The federal government continues to fly persecuted Afghans and former local Afghan workers and their families to Germany. On average, around 200 Afghans per week are brought to Germany from Pakistan alone, write the newspapers of the Funke media group (Tuesday editions), citing the Federal Foreign Office. Accordingly, people continue to leave the country regularly via Iran.
According to the Federal Foreign Office, since the Taliban took power, German visa offices have been able to issue “more than 18,000 visas for local staff, particularly vulnerable people who have received a commitment from the federal government, and their family members.”
At the beginning of 2022 alone, around 5,000 people without passports were supported within two months when leaving Afghanistan by land and then on their onward journey to Germany. Since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, there had been repeated sharp criticism of the German government’s evacuation measures.
According to media reports and information from the Funke newspapers, local Afghan forces, for example from the German armed forces, are still in the country on the Hindu Kush or in neighboring countries. The refugee aid organization Pro Asyl recently warned not to “forget” the local staff and their relatives in Afghanistan. [To me it looks as if each and every German soldier that toured in Afghanistan had an entire army battalion of personal staff. I seriously wonder: how could they cope without all these people when they were back home? Hmm…]
Afterword from the translator:
Get in here! The best rooms are ready, which will be really cozy in the near future: inflation, recession, stagnation, housing shortage, oil and gas bottlenecks, gas rationing, etc. What could possibly go WRONG? And for all of that the Germans can pat themselves on the back and pride themselves on being do-gooders. They can then chisel that into their tombstones — if they don’t end up in a mass-grave — and have a photo of themselves next to it for even more virtue-signalling from Hades.
Why don’t Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates or Bahrain take in their persecuted Muslim brothers/sisters? Quite simply, they don’t feel like having conflicts and are even less interested in financing the upkeep.
Reminder: Local Forces in Afghanistan — Hardly any cases of targeted persecution. Could that also apply to neighboring countries?