samedi 17 octobre 2015

Iran : les discriminations religieuses contre les sunnites provoquent l'exode des Kurdes vers l'Europe

"What's behind the upsurge in Syrian refugees heading to Europe?

MEE speaks to Syrians about why they or their families and friends have decided to head to Europe – particularly this year

Mamoon Alabbasi
Friday 9 October 2015 16:30 UTC
Last update:
Thursday 15 October 2015 18:12 UTC

There has been a noticeable upsurge in the number of refugees fleeing to European states, in the hope of resettling in the northern part of the continent, the majority of whom are thought to be Syrian.

There are of course many migrants and refugees from other states in the Middle East and beyond who have risked their lives seeking peace or prosperity in the European Union. 

Many Iraqis, for example, are fleeing areas controlled by the Islamic State (IS) militants. But there also reports that youth in the country's government-controlled south are also looking to migrate, prompting campaigns urging them to stay. 

On one occasion, a Shia militia leader who enjoys a celebrity-like status accused Israel and the US of "conspiring" against Baghdad by luring young Iraqi fighters with money to migrate to America and elsewhere, claiming that Iraq is already being emptied of its youth.

"On Twitter, Israel is inviting anyone who is with the Popular Mobilisation Units or is an Iraqi youth, offering them all their needs in materials, money and stuff," he charged, adding that those who travel for a better life and leave fighting are committing a "great sin".

In neighbouring Iran, many Kurds are reportedly joining the refugee influx to Europe, some due to alleged religious discrimination by the Islamic Republic against their faith.

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