Wie moet ons nu verdedigen?
Syrian wives and mothers left behind condemn men who have fled the country, and ask: ‘Who will free us? Who will protect us?’ It is wrong to leave your country’
Syrian men fleeing their war-torn home country are being criticised by the women ‘left behind’ to live in squalor in refugee camps.
When questioned about their feelings regarding the large number of men who have fled Syria for Europe without their wives and children, these women do not mince their words.
One woman accuse them of abandoning Syria in a time of crisis, while others stop short of calling them cowards by saying it is ‘haram’ – forbidden under Islam – to leave their country.