BC: Second refugee family from Syria arrives in the Okanagan; more to come

Okanagan Muslim speaks at ‘question and answer’, March 2015. Source.

Another Syrian family of refugees is preparing for life in the Okanagan, and churches plan to sponsor more.

The two parents and five children escaped Syria soon after the civil war broke out there in 2011… They got an email the next morning confirming the family arrives May 20.

“Let me tell you, we breathed a huge sigh of relief,” said Marilyn Perry, who chairs the Central Okanagan Refugee Committee, which represents Winfield United, Rutland United and Kelowna’s First United churches.

The family will be the second from Syria to settle in the Okanagan since their country became a living hell. The Albetar family arrived at Kelowna Airport in late March.

Volunteers with Summerland United Church found a small house for the Arabic-speaking parents and three kids…

Three Catholic churches have applied to sponsor more families, Perry said…

…Even so, some critics resent Muslim families moving here from the Middle East, where terrorist bombings and militant attacks are reported almost daily. Members of Perry’s own church have asked what’s stopping the young people from becoming terrorists…

  • I guess all the Christian families they could have sponsored have been murdered by Muslims.

    • Frau Katze

      The United Church likely prefers Muslims. They’re that bad.

      • Absolutely.

      • Linda1000

        Lots of Seventh Day Adventist and Later Day Saints or New Age whatever in that neck of the woods also.

      • Rosenmops

        Most certainly. Remember how angry people on that United Church blog got when you mentioned the Copts being pursecuted by Muslims? They are lunatics.

    • Uncle_Waspy

      First thing I thought was why aren’t they bringing over Christian Syrians?
      No pc brownie points for helping Christian refugees.

    • I was wondering where the Christian families were.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    Unbelieveable they are sponsoring their own enemies.

    • k1962

      Yes, but in their mind, their enemies are Israelis (read Jews).

      • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

        You sound like a muslim,in Israel they are not killing or burning the christian churches.

        • k1962

          You misunderstand. Anglican churches in Canada pick on Jews and Israel. That is who they treat as their enemy when in fact their enemies should be the Muslims who are killing Christians in the Middle East!

          • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

            A ok sorry bro I got now.

    • WalterBannon

      this is treason, by the church and by our odious government who are bringing them in

      I look forward to the day when it all backfires on the govt and the Muslims cause social order to break down. then there will be chaos and in this chaos LOTS OF POLITICIAN WILL HANG!

      • Some of these poor Muslim refugees will eventually turn against Canada and become (here or abroad) terrorists.

        • pdxnag


  • Alain

    Talk about an insane world, “Christian’ churches including Catholics in this case supporting foreign Muslims from a place where Christians are being annihilated. This is not Christian charity; it is evil and insane.

    • Waffle

      Must have been Kool-Aid in the sacramental vino.

    • BillyHW

      It’s also faggotry.

  • BillyHW

    Our churches are selling us out.

  • Linda1000

    Why aren’t the Cdn. churches helping ME Christians who are bring slaughtered esp. when a Syrian Bishop recently visiting the US was begging for help? Someone needs to tell these churches there’s a world of difference b/t ME Christians and Muslim people.

    • k1962

      Any members of these churches should fire off an email letting them know that it’s the Christian Syrians who need their help.

    • WalterBannon

      because they are not actually christian, they are CINOs

  • dukestreet

    I have been a part of church sponsored immigration programs in the past but always the families sponsored have been Christians. These churches will have a lot to answer for. When Christians are begging for help and not getting it while Muslims are. The people involved should be ashamed of themselves.

    • Appreciative Reader

      Agreed. I was involved years ago with the Vietnamese “boat people” and two Christian widows from the Rwandan genocide at our church back in Hamilton. If I was sitting around a board table at any church considering sponsorship now, I’d be putting the Syrian Bishops’s pleas front, centre and as the only priority.

  • barryjr

    Why are they helping foreigners when there are many Canadian that need help?

    • k1962

      That too.

    • dukestreet

      Do you really think that a church that would help people overseas does not help in Canada first? Many people are unaware that the Salvation Army is first and foremost a church. All the social programs: feeding the poor, building and running hospitals, programs and residences for the disabled residences and community centres for seniors, day care centres for children, hostels for the homeless, drug rehab, moms & tots programs ESL immigration programs and more than I can possibly list here, are a direct extension of our love for God and our fellow humans.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Churches are as churches do.

    • Gary

      Their Christian in name only ( cino’s) because if you dig deep you’ll see that they are tied to the jew-hating anti-West public Unions and pro-abortion gay marriage progressive socialist and Political parties that want votes and will screw canadians with no guilt at all that Aboriginals are still suffering while we import islamists creating no-go zone and demand mosques in Public schools.
      Canada was created by the people that built in over 100 years in the modern ear of Industrial progress, they fought two major wars and in Korea. .
      Liberals think that you can move a slob into the Mansion and the slob become neat and productive, but the truth is that productive clean people settled in canada and made it this way with Hospitals, schools, roads , Universities and a Legal system that everyone was expected to obey .
      Clean productive people can move into a welfare housing dump and make it clean, but people don’t want to Rent a Unit to welfare cases because they tend to be lazy and damage the property because they don’t care about them selves and can’t care about others that work hard to have nice things.

      Ontario is screwed because Wynne told illegals that she would give the FREE health Care while Toronto’s Joe Mihevic at City hall told them they could get Welfare and housing for FREE.
      Ontario will be bankrupt like California but not from the millions of illegals from Mexico , Toronto will die and become like Detroit from Corrupt leaders that paid off the Public Unions with obscene salaries and Gold-Plated pensions .

      In my area the MP,MPP and City Councillor are NDPer’s that cater to the immigrants and refugees as they paint white Canadians as evil oppressor that starts wars and were tied to slavery .
      They brain wash them that they are the victims and that they are entitled to welfare and endless support programs with more FREE stuff because whitey owes it to you.

      Some how , Jesus is now pro-abortions, pro-gay marriage and endorses the quasi-pedophilia and child-abuse ( as wee see with the churches in the PRIDE parade as naked men expose them selves around children) along with drug uses and being on welfare as a unwed mother at 15 that pumps out more kids with no father.
      Won’t be long before CUPE and the NDP claims that jesus is a muslim trans gender communist atheist.

      • Rosenmops

        Won’t be long before CUPE and the NDP claims that jesus is a muslim trans gender communist atheist.

        I’m sure the United Church has already done this.

  • Maggat

    Screw the muslims, where in the hell are the GD Christian refugees????

    • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

      No where , most of them are were killed,by trash of Muslims.

  • Gary

    There are 7,000,000,000 people outside of Canada , the UN claims that 40,000,000 are refugees and among those 70% are people fleeing islam and sharai law oppression and War zones while about 75% of those are women and children just like the Somali’s we took in in the early 1990’s that now have some of their mosques pumping out terrorists and now blame it on Canada and not ISLAM.

    It’s not our job to rescue people from within islam as we did for the Khadr Klan Killers (KKK) , while it would be nice to save every starfish on the beach , there are about 400,000,000 oppressed women in islam that may have serious mental trauma and would never be productive in Canada as they go right onto Disability support as a refugee until age 65 and then OAS and the continued burden on the health care system.

    Liberal are very generous with that addiction monkey on their back call OPM( other people’s money) that can’t stop spending and will make every equally poor one day.
    It is cheaper for us to find housing close to where they had to flee and then sponsor the families if the NDP and Liberals are so compassionate and will go without to help refugees that can’t voted for them while outside of Canada .
    Currently with just under 1,000,000 muslims in canada we’ve had the Toronto-18 terrorists want to kills us , the ISIS inpired killers and several muslims that Sue us for their suffering while outside of Canada to wage jihad or support al-qaeda when they came here as refugees to flee islamic violence.
    We can’t afford taking in close to 16,000,000 muslims with mental health issues from the islamic oppression that don’t want to leave islam and will just impose on us a lesser oppressive sharia law as the Ahmadi’s now do in Maple just North of Toronto where they Demanded a Mosque in THEIR public school on Friday .

  • WalterBannon

    Why the fuck is this evil church not helping CHRISTIAN refugees from Syria instead, or if there are any left alive, Jewish refugees. Fuck the muslims. I hope every muslim on this planet dies.

    • simus1

      These so called “churches” like the UCC were co-opted and over run by the marxists at the top HQ levels long ago. It is much more likely that this “initiative” is a bit of top down PC theatre carefully put together and then dumped on those most amenable to such antics.

  • Couper

    What is the matter with them ?! Why aren’t they sponsoring Christian families? I hear there’e big money in sponsoring.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    More reasons to detest all religions. Self-destructive.

    • DD_Austin

      Not self destructive, parasitic. They kill infidels on a regular basis, when not
      rooting out their own heretics, and have survived and spread over the entire planet.