Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Germany: Public outcry over Syrian living on benefits with his 2 wives and 6 children.

(Schleswig-Holstein) A documentary about Ahmad A. A 32 year old Syrian refugee in Germany, who happily lives on state handouts with his two wives and six kids, has angered many in the country where polygamy is against the law.

The Spiegel TV film which was aired over the weekend, told  the story of 32-year-old Ahmad A. who fled Syria  back in 2015 with his large family, and found  asylum in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany.
Apprantly the German authorities weren't that bothered by not only that he had 2 wives, but that he married his second wife when she was just 13 years old, well below Germany’s age of consent.

His first wife, was 14 at the time of the marriage. He also has a third wife in Syria, but he told the TV presenters that the house needed to be bigger for her to come as well. His two wives reside in separate rooms on the second floor and Ahmed said he makes sure there’s no issues  between them. The family’s bedroom is located on the first floor, with Ahmad specifying that he only sleeps with one wife at a time there.

The reporters asked how much financial support he gets each month. Ahmad replied
 "I do not know. The money is transferred and I go to the bank and pick it up. "
Ahmad  also stated that he is very happy to be living in Germany.:
"I thank you very, very, very much with Mama Merkel. She is the only person who has felt the suffering of the Syrians. I also thank the Germans. Even if there are racists among them. But the Germans have experienced war and show great compassion for the Syrians. "
Ahmad A. could take a German course and find work - but he prefers to remain home to be with the children. As you can guess, this story hasn’t gone down well with the German –Tax paying- public  who are angry not only about his life on benefits, but by the fact he is allowed to have 2 wives sanctioned by a state where polygamy is illegal.