In an heartwarming gesture, US President Barack Obama welcomed a Syrian scientist who revealed plans to relocate to Michigan. The scientist was featured on popular Facebook page – Humans of New York – which is running a series on Syrian refugee crisis this week. Also Read - Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram account can get deleted if you do thisAlso Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!
The scientist shared his very personal moments ranging from meeting with his wife, raising children to getting the PhD degree, on HONY s Facebook page. He revealed how war had shattered his life – when missiles killed his daughter and other five members of his family. Also Read - What happens to your Facebook account after you die?
The first missile tore through the yellow house and exploded inside the pink house. It was a government anti-personnel missile. They are not supposed to be used in residential areas. Inside were 116 small bombs, and each bomb was filled with needles and shrapnel, he said in an heart-wrenching story.
The pink house belonged to my brother and his entire family was torn to pieces. The second missile landed in the green house but did not explode. That was my house. If the missile had exploded, I wouldn t have any children left. But it only destroyed the top floor where my wife and daughter were. Sixteen people died in the attack. Seven were from my family.”
US President Obama expressed support to the Syrian scientist, and posted an overwhelming comment in one of the HONY s posts. He wrote: As a husband and a father, I cannot even begin to imagine the loss you’ve endured. You and your family are an inspiration. I know that the great people of Michigan will embrace you with the compassion and support you deserve. Yes, you can still make a difference in the world, and we’re proud that you’ll pursue your dreams here. Welcome to your new home. You’re part of what makes America great.
Obama s gesture comes at a time when migration and refugee crisis has emerged as one of the hot topics of discussion in the US which is gearing up for the Presidential Elections. Donald Trump, US Republican presidential candidate, stirred a new controversy after he sought a ban on entry of people belonging to a particular religion. Trump s polarizing views have garnered heavy criticism as well as support from the local citizens as well as people outside the US.