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A Massachusetts mayor wants to say ‘no’ to more refugees

The city of Springfield, Massachusetts has welcomed refugees from all over the globe. Right now, it’s home to about 1,500 of them.
But the city’s mayor is saying that number is more than enough.
Mayor Domenic Sarno, a Democrat, wants the federal government to freeze refugee resettlements to Springfield. In a letter to Massachusetts members of Congress, he said the new residents, many of whom are from war-torn Somalia, are putting an unmanageable strain on the city’s public services…more: pri.org

“‏ مَنَعَتِ الْعِرَاقُ دِرْهَمَهَا وَقَفِيزَهَا وَمَنَعَتِ الشَّأْمُ مُدْيَهَا وَدِينَارَهَا وَمَنَعَتْ مِصْرُ إِرْدَبَّهَا وَدِينَارَهَا وَعُدْتُمْ مِنْ حَيْثُ بَدَأْتُمْ وَعُدْتُمْ مِنْ حَيْثُ بَدَأْتُمْ وَعُدْتُمْ مِنْ حَيْثُ بَدَأْتُمْ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ شَهِدَ عَلَى ذَلِكَ لَحْمُ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ وَدَمُهُ ‏.

Messenger of Allah  (may peace be upon him) said (which means): “Iraq would withhold its dirhams and qafiz; Syria would withhold its mudd and dinar and Egypt would withhold its irdab and dinar and you would recoil to that position from where you started and you would recoil to that position from where you started and you would recoil to that position from where you started, the bones and the flesh of Abu Huraira would bear testimony to it” (Muslim)

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Across the world, barriers are growing. Every day people fleeing war and persecution find the door slammed in their face. more:

Anne Frank and her family were also denied entry as refugees to the U.S.

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“The story seems to unfold in slow motion as the painstaking exchange of letters journey across continents and from state to state, their information often outdated by the time they arrive,” the New York Times wrote after reviewing the YIVO documents. “Each page adds a layer of sorrow as the tortuous process for gaining entry to the United States — involving sponsors, large sums of money, affidavits and proof of how their entry would benefit America — is laid out. The moment the Franks and their American supporters overcame one administrative or logistical obstacle, another arose.”

UK Muslim bought and transformed a single-decker bus into this moving canteen so he can feed thousands of refugees this Christmas.

“My estimation is if we do continuous cooking, we should feed 8,000 to 10,000 people a day easily,” said FireShot Screen Capture #014 - 'Inside the bus transfo_' - www_gazettelive_co_uk_news_teesside-news_inside-bus-transformed-travelling-kitchen-10620090Ghafoor, who runs M&M Garages, on Snowdon Road, Middlesbrough. “We could even get up to 15,000.”..

Ghafoor added: “It will be hard being away from my family during the holiday season but these people need help.” To help visit www.gofundme.com/sadqaforhumanity ….more: gazettelive.co.uk