March 25, 2008

An Unlikely Refuge: Muslims Fleeing Darfur Rebuilding Lives in Israel

If Israel is such a horrible country, tell me why Muslims are seeking refuge there. From An Unlikely Refuge: Muslims Fleeing Darfur Rebuilding Lives in Israel:

"Even though we're Muslim, the Islamic world has done nothing to protect us," said Yassin, one of the first Darfurians to make it into Israel across the border from Egypt and now director of Bnei Darfur [Sons of Darfur], which assists Sudanese refugees to integrate into Israeli society. "All of the Arab countries support the government of Sudan - our problem is with the Arab League," he said. As far as Yassin is concerned, Israel has provided for his people in a way that no Arab country would - and for that he's eternally grateful.