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If you are like me, and most Americans – and dare I say, most Westerners as well – you never knew about the major Arab subculture in South America.
And that’s just Chile. Argentina and Brazil and have more!
Europe has about 5+ million Arabs [most Euro-Muslims are not Arab] in a continent of 740 Million people, and yet we hear nothing but panic.
Egads! Eurabia! The Arabs are coming! The Arabs are coming!
What if I were to tell you that South America alone has 25+ Million Arabs, most of whom are assimilated, Christians, and getting along quite well in their respective countries.
(Click Here) to see Arab populations broken down by country.
Yes! It is true.
What did South America do that was so right; and what can we learn from them.
Put aside your pre-conceived notions, and be prepared for a shock.
There might be a possible solution to the Mideast Problem which can be found in Latin America.
South America Welcomes Syrian Refugees
US News & World Report
Sept 30, 2015
… countries such as Argentina are receiving praise for their open-door policies.
… Compared to Europe, South America receives just a fraction of the people fleeing conflict from the Middle East … But the continent is increasingly becoming a destination for refugees. Venezuela announced in September that it would accept 20,000 Syrians, while Chile said it would accept 50 Syrian families. Argentina and Uruguay also have installed programs to accept Syrians.
South America has a history of absorbing large numbers of Arabs and assimilating them. It only makes sense that some refugees from Syria would be making their way to the continent.
In the past, most Arab immigrants to South America have been Christian. This new batch of refugees will be mostly Muslim. Hopefully, things will go well. We can only hope they assimilate.
Published on YouTube: Apr 10, 2015
A recent video of Club Palestino (Palestinian Soccer Club) Fans from Chile.
As noted elsewhere on this site, Club Palestino is a major league soccer team in Chile.
Palestinians in Chile are 99% Christian, and very prosperous. Though only 3% of the population, they are very politically powerful.