|16 Year Old Refugee Child Traveling Alone|
Do you think this is willful complicity or could the journalists have been fooled?
Who do you think is responsible for the deception?
A Swedish periodical has given its citizens a heart wrenching and distinct insight into what it means to be "refugee child", on the run from war, poverty and abuse, while being alone, without help, as a refugee in Sweden. They did a "question and answer" interview with him in which the 16 year old described suffering
"unspeakable horrors" in his long journey to the safety of Sweden, and the Swedish journalists felt the moral obligation to its citizens to carefully reveal the plight of this child to help silence those who oppose opening the borders.
The child interviewed went into detail on how he was victimized by human smugglers from Afghanistan on through, as he traced his journey showing the journalists a map of his travel route: Afghanistan – Pakistan – Iran – Turkey – Greece – Makedonia – Serbia – Hungary – Austria – Germany – Denmark – Sweden.
When he finally made it to Sweden in freezing temperatures, he only had the clothes on his back; ,he has lost his passport and birth certificate along the way, but still had his iPhone.
They reported that children like this one "enrich the Swedish culture both financially and culturally." and that thousands of "unaccompanied children" are now in Europe, just like this one, suffering and in need of help with "90% unable to prove their birth or refugee status. "
In the question and answer format, they did not ask him specific questions, including why, if he went through so many countries, did he not register in each, nor what happened to his birth certificate, nor questions about money.
When his story was questioned, those who expressed doubt about his plight were labeled "Nazi", "Right Wing Haters", and "Xenophobes."
Since he is only 16, he has received a free apartment, computer, wi fi, Play Station, and public transportation passes. He complained that Sweden has very poor wi fi and that Sweden has not yet paid for him to get new glasses. The above pictures were found by those who doubted his account and learned that he has been traveling through these countries as a tourist, and going back 8 years, had sought "sex partners" through Facebook. The underaged get higher welfare benefits and since this broke, the 24 year old male deleted his Facebook account and other social media and continues to assert that he is only 16 and continues to receive extra benefits. Those who did the research saved his entries of his vacation in Turkey, as well as his other updates on his life.
He continues in school, as a 16 year old, competing in sports, carrying his backpack and is getting dental care. He applied for a grant to buy more clothes and another for the new glasses he says he needs.
The journalist reported that he was one of "16,000 unaccompanied children" who arrived at the same period of time.
The original article had photos similar to the ones from Facebook. Do you believe the journalists (and editors) were complicit with the deception, or were they taken by it, themselves?