Syrian refugees are complaining that it's “where people come to die”.
No, they're not talking about their war torn homeland. They're talking about Scotland's island of Bute.
After being resettled, refugees are complaining about their new home, saying it's “full of old people” and too remote. According to DailyMail, the refugees are struggling to learn English and mainly stay indoors.
“I love the weather. There are some people who like this weather and I like it. I like the winter. But for six, seven months now there has been nowhere to go. There is no movement, there is nothing. I’m not bored any more. I am depressed now. I feel like I have one option now – to die here. Only die here, nothing else,” said a refugee going by Abd.
Abd also claims he's feeling 'controlled' and expected to wind up in London as opposed to Bute.
“I didn’t expect to come to this island. We thought we were going to London or Manchester. But whenever we say anything about moving off the island, we are told 'We had to pay a lot of money to bring you here'. I feel like it’s an obligatory residence. I feel humiliated. I didn’t come here for anyone to control me.”
Abd's wife's sister Fatima complained that the island was “full of old people” and “where people come to die”.
Now, Abd believes that going to a place with more Arabic people would be best.
“I think if I go to a place where there are more Arabic people, I can communicate with them and learn English here and there and probably catch a job,” he said.