After a tumultuous week, during which many Brits have been applying for Irish passports and discussing leaving the country, and reports of hate crime have increased 57 per cent, Hassan Akkad made a simply brilliant point.
Since I have been here I have been doing talks everywhere to raise awareness and shed more light on the crisis.
Syrians totally understand why people here would consider moving abroad or obtaining another passport. However, since it's only been 10 days of political turmoil, we would love the world to understand why we risked our lives to seek sanctuary. It's hasn't been 10 days for us, it's been five years.