Egyptian billionaire: I’ll buy an island and put up the Syrian refugees

Egyptian billionaire: I’ll buy an island and put up the Syrian refugees
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[Ed. – Hey, it’s not a stupid idea.  You know perfectly well, however, that the EU wouldn’t want to do it because of “environmental” concerns.  Much better to keep driving refugees around Europe on trains and buses than inconvenience non-sentient species on a Mediterranean island.]

One Egyptian billionaire has offered a temporary solution: buy a deserted Mediterranean island for them.

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered his own solution to help solve the growing migrant crisis. Sawiris wants to buy a Mediterranean Island to allow refugees a temporary shelter until a long-term solution can be found.

Sawiris is considering approaching the governments of Greece and Italy to possibly buy an island to help migrants fleeing from conflict zones, like Syria.

The billionaire tweeted that he could “host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country.” It might be a “crazy idea” he admitted, but said it could work “until they can return to their countries??!!”

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