A sudden surge in the social media hate campaign in Egypt, calls for the expulsion of Syrians

The social media hate campaign against Syria has sparked concerns. The hate campaign gained momentum, with various social media platforms being flooded with posts and hashtags promoting the expulsion of Syrians from Egypt.

In recent weeks, Egypt has witnessed an acceleration in a social media hate campaign calling for the expulsion of Syrian refugees. The social media hate campaign against Syria has sparked concerns among human rights activists and raised questions about the impact of online hate speech on vulnerable communities.

Many migrants from Syria created and began their businesses after they arrived in Egypt. The migrants from Syria started several stores and restaurants across Egypt that became quite popular with Egyptians. The people of Egypt commemorated the success acknowledging the importance and results of hard work and entrepreneurship.

For quite a long period, the migrants of Syria found a secure and safe place in Egypt due to their similarity in culture, language, and customs.
But in a disturbing turn of events, hundreds of social media posts are getting viral where the Egyptians have convicted the migrants of Syria as black marketers, hoarders, and parasites and also condemned them as a burden on the country. The hate campaign gained momentum, with various social media platforms being flooded with posts and hashtags promoting the expulsion of Syrians from Egypt.

The campaign alleges that Syrians are burdening the economy of Egypt. These social media posts also blamed the migrants of Syria for the sharp rise in the cost of housing and goods. The social media users even declared the intention of Syrians to prohibit them from renting or even buying flats in their buildings.

The social media was flooded with hateful speech and comments asking Syrian migrants to go back to their homes. In some cases, the Syrians too countered the hate comments against them.
The reason behind this hateful campaign against the migrants of Syria is still unknown. The spokesperson of the government, Mohammed Al Homsany said that the administration opposed targeting foreigners. This week, Mohammed Al Homsany expressed the rejection of the social media campaign targeting all nationalities, not solely Syrians. He emphasized that such campaigns are not taken seriously. Al Homsany acknowledged the generosity of the Egyptian people and mentioned that the government seeks to understand the responsibilities it undertakes in supporting its valued guests. Furthermore, he stated the intention to accurately determine the number of guests to ensure proportional aid from international donors and partners.