If a war refugee doesn't respect the culture of the host country, he shouldn't be taken in just because he's in danger in his home country.
If this is like a hidden message with Germany "respecting German culture" and raping women is not the same thing.
The host country reserves the right to treat refugees the way they treat their own citizens. As a refugee you are a guest, and guests should uphold the host's rules.
Not necessarily the culture, rather the laws and people of the country
Yes but it's tricky. Because on one hand country A isn't responsible for country B or country B's citizens. So A doesn't HAVE to let anyone in (I know it's not that clean and some laws dictate that yes. You do have to let them in) so if A decides that's a rule, then the people from B have to deal with that and either obey it or stay in B. However I also see how it's hard to define "respect" for their culture and it's a subjective thing so it could be a slippery slope.
Many US citizens constantly disrespect the culture of other countries. Should this mean all of us should be banned from foreign travel.
The latter part is true regardless of your opinion on the former.
Agree, but the host country needs to understand the difference between respecting a culture and adapting to that culture. It takes a generation or two to adapt fully to a totally different culture.
Our house, our rules.
Anyone why would say yes is just looking to feel good about themselves.
Granted, my experience was with Bosnian refugees. To a person, they would have preferred to have never been forced from their homes. While they were appreciative of American hospitality, they wanted to return to Europe, but being brought to America made this more difficult.
That's a slippery slope. Kinda sounds like if an American doesn't "respect" American culture or doesn't agree with or criticizes the current Government they should also be exiled...
It's difficult to word but see my explanations below. I was mostly thinking about the "respect" that a house guest should show the owner of the house, NOT acceptance or agreement.
While I expected some differences in the party filter, I'm amazed how clear cut it is.
Eh, see above
As long as no one is hurting anyone, I don't really care. What does respecting a culture look like anyway? That's way too subjective. There are native citizens who don't respect aspects of US culture. I don't like every part of what I see as US culture.
It's okay if it stays in your mind but see my explanations below.
Well yes, violent crime should be unacceptable. I think that goes beyond simple lack of respect.
You come to our country, you respect our culture and ways of doing things. I'd expect the same when I visit other countries. You should be grateful you're out of danger, that's all the benefits you deserve.
If they aren't violent they can want me to go to hell for all I care
"doesn't respect the culture of the host country" What the fuck does that mean? It sounds a lot like thought policing, to me.
I was mainly thinking of Syrian refugees calling the Germans "pork eating outsiders nobody would miss" and inciting violence including rape. If you don't respect a culture, it often won't just stay in your mind. People will get disruptive.
Suppose I'm a buddy who just lost his home in a hurricane. You agree I can bunk with you for some time. I criticize your apartment, your cuisine, your religion. I light up a fat cigar. You say I shouldn't smoke. I say "who cares." Are we fine 😹
If someone breaks the laws of a country they should be punished accordingly and justly, but the notion, that refugees who come to a new country and say "the food sucks here", which is comparable to "disrepecting the culture", should be kicked out is ridiculous.
Agreed. There's a difference between respecting the culture and respecting the people. I'm not a fan of American culture. But I respect Americans.
Looks evident to me. Some may think "any port in a storm" but if you are a guest somewhere after escaping a war zone, count your blessings and behave civilly. If you don't like the culture of your host country, don't complain if they reject you.