An Afghan refugee confronted on-line harassment after tweeting out a photo displaying his meager meals rations at Fort Bliss in El Paso.
Hamed Ahmadi, 28, a Fulbright semi-finalist, tweeted the photo displaying some anemic rooster slices and fruit to focus on the unglamorous life he now confronted as a refugee.
“The point of that tweet was not … to be complaining, to be very critical,” Mr. Ahmadi advised The Independent. “I was just describing a situation of Afghan refugees that are in the situation that they never really wanted to be in.”
Unfortunately, Twitter isn’t the place for nuance and he discovered himself shortly inundated by trolls telling him to “go back to Afghanistan.”
“If I had more space [on Twitter], I would have added more explanation – because I wanted to say that this is the refugee life. And we need to be patient,” Ahmadi stated.
The refugee loved a superb life within the Afghan capital Kabul, although his household has suffered tragedy. His brother was killed two months in the past combating the Taliban and his sister died of coronavirus. Another sister nonetheless lives in Afghanistan however is now in hiding consequently of her prior service within the Afghan police power.