In a perhaps revealing statement about the attitudes of Syrian refugee men, Bacho — who writes frequently for the Huffington Post’s German website — said: “Most of the time the women are to blame. To be alone at night. On the other hand, the refugees should behave”.

He tagged the tweet “Silvester” or “New Year’s” in German.

Daran sind meistens die Frauen schuld. Nachts alleine zu sein. Andrerseits sollten sich die Flüchtlinge benehmen. #Silvester

— Aras Bacho (@ArasBacho) December 12, 2016

His tweet, on his verified account, has been live for over 5 days at the time of publication, and the Huffington Post shows no signs of relieving him of his duties as a columnist, with his latest column being filed 5 days after the offending tweet.


It is not the first time Mr. Bacho has courted controversy either.

In October the HuffPo writer demanded all signage in the country be translated into Arabic, and his HuffPost columns make demands of more policing to protect migrants, more money from the German people, and even for state-sponsored smartphones for migrants.


He has previously said that people who are unhappy with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open border policies should leave the country.


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