The recently-established right-wing party Alternative for Sweden (AfS) is betting on public support for its advocacy of the repatriation of migrants, and Syrians account for a large proportion of the refugees to have arrived in Sweden during the recent years’ migrant crisis.
Swedish MP Mikael Jansson of the Alternative for Sweden party has visited Syria at the behest of the Syrian parliament in order to discuss the return of refugees to the Middle Eastern nation, the party’s press release said.
Among others, Jansson met Hammouda Sabbagh, the speaker of the Syrian parliament and the country’s top Muslim leaders with ties to President Bashar Assad, and was followed by the representatives of major Syrian newspapers and TV channels.
According to the press release, the Syrian response has been largely positive: yes, repatriation can begin now. Those who entered Sweden with fake papers and are often not Syrians at all are not welcome, though, and neither are war criminals pending international justice.
“A Syrian bishop urges his compatriots to come home. Syria is 96% secured from terrorism, and Syrians in Sweden should contribute to the rebuilding of their country. Time to go home!” AfS senior member William Hahne tweeted.
Furthermore, Jansson visited areas outside of Damascus, which were previously under terrorists’ control but were later liberated by the Syrian Army. He also donated half a liter of blood to a blood bank in Damascus in order…