CANADA: When Syrian Refugees Open the Door to JWs
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When Syrian Refugees Open the Door to Jehovah's Witnesses
How do you explain proselytizers to a friendly newcomer?
By Emma Waverman - 24 February 2017
Safa stood there with teacups in hand looking bewildered. Google Translate and I tried to explain about Jehovah’s Witnesses, but a round of charades couldn’t quite get the message across that those nice white women wanted her to abandon her religion—one of the last remaining constants from her life in Syria. I told her that they were selling Christian Bibles.
She nodded at me, smiling, but I recognized the perplexed shrug she gave me. It is the look of resignation when confronted with another ridiculous Canadian habit, such as tobogganing in sub-zero snowstorms, strapping screaming children into car seats, or using measuring cups while baking. She has been in Toronto for nine months and a couple of pretty, white women in her apartment telling her what to do no longer surprises her. Sometimes, I am amazed that she lets any of us past her doorstep.READ MORE: https://thewalrus.ca/when-syrian-refugees-open-the-door-to-jehovahs-witnesses/