Portugal Offers to Take Refugees, but Greece Says No, That’s Favoritism 1 234 567

Portugal Offers to Take Refugees, but Greece Says No, That’s Favoritism

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As a member of a persecuted minority in Iraq, 24-year-old Shaker Mahie has seen his people massacred, raped and scattered across a new continent. Now, the Yazidi, whose faith is older than Christianity, are at the center of a new European dilemma.

Portugal has offered to take in several hundred of the 2,500 Yazidi refugees living in Greece, arguing that their mistreated community merits special protection. Athens has rejected the offer, worried that other countries might start...

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