Egyptian President: “Migration is NOT a human right”

“If you go to another country, you must follow their laws and culture, if not, don’t go there”, he said.

In November, al-Sisi attended the World Youth Forum in Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. He was asked how he sees the fact that several European countries are now closing the door to those who want to migrate to Europe.

His answer was clear:

“Instead of asking me why Europe closes the door to us, you should ask why people in Afghanistan don’t take better care of their country. The same applies to Pakistan, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia.”

He finds it unreasonable that people from these countries expect the West to just open their door and welcome them. People who often do not even want to be integrated into society, but instead maintain their cultures and past working morals, which are very different from the Western world’s.

“You demand to migrate with your culture which, from your side, is not the least negotiable to change. You say this is who we are and you must accept us on the basis of human rights.”

“If you migrate to another country as a guest, then you should completely follow their laws, ways, traditions and culture.

“If you are not willing to do that, you should not migrate. You cannot expect the countries to open their doors and allow you to come in and change and create problems”, he concluded.

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