Many Westerners have this crazy idea that the world is their oyster, and that wherever they go, it will all be a magical and amazing adventure, just like in the movies. However, if they'd just step outside their protective bubble of Western wealth and first world privilege, they would see the world in a very different light. Not every country is going to welcome you in with open arms. In fact, the number of countries that are becoming extremely unfriendly towards white people especially is growing exponentially as the years pass. And it's not hard to see why. How would you feel if a bunch of rich people came to your country and lived like kings and queens while you crawled around in the filth, begging for just enough food to keep you from starving?
The truth is that even first world countries that white Westerners live in are starting to become less and less friendly to whites. There are so-called "no go zones" sprouting up all over Europe especially, where Muslim-dominated ghettos have created areas in large cities which are essentially ruled by Sharia law. There are some towns in Britain where loudspeakers across the town call Muslim inhabitants to prayer at the local mosque.
Some would argue that the world would actually be a better place without white people. Among those are the inhabitants of the countries listed in this article. They bear resentment towards white Westerners, to the point where they will kidnap, r*pe and kill them on sight. Here are 15 countries where crimes against white people are very common.
Why in the hell would you want to go to Afghanistan? I guess there are some seriously crazy white people out there who somehow think that the media is somehow exaggerating the insane violence that is still going on in this country. There have been countless examples of people, white people especially, from all kinds of different countries being kidnapped, killed or wounded, either intentionally, as a result of crossfire, or by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Even though Afghanistan is a pretty unstable country right now because of a long history of warfare that has reached a climax, the truth is that this country will probably never be welcoming to white people.
The US State Department does not hesitate to point out the potential dangers of traveling to this country: "Two professors, one American and one Australian, from the American University in Afghanistan were reported kidnapped in Kabul in August 2016. One Australian and one Spanish NGO worker were kidnapped in November and December 2016. A U.S citizen journalist working for National Public Radio and his Afghan assistant were killed when they came under attack in Helmand Province in June 2016, and in August 2016, insurgents fired a rocket at a bus carrying EU and U.S. citizen tourists in Herat Province, wounding six people."
14 Burkina Faso
Although you might think that Burkina Faso is a cheap African country to go on safaris and wild adventures, you probably want to skip this country for your next vacation. Even though the country's government will claim that it's perfectly safe, the truth is that it's absolutely falling apart in a big way. There isn't really any rule of law, and terror attacks are constant and deadly. There is also a huge, growing trend of kidnapping westerners for ransom, and if you travel to this country, you just might be next...
The US State Department is also very vocal in discouraging travel to this region, reminding us that "in January 2016, armed assailants attacked civilians at the Splendid Hotel and Cappuccino restaurant in Ouagadougou, killing 30 people, including one U.S. citizen." They also warn us that help from the US will be limited: "In the border regions shared by Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso, extremist groups and linked criminal networks have targeted Westerners for kidnapping. These northern regions are extremely remote, and the ability of the governments of either Burkina Faso or the United States to provide emergency assistance there is very limited."
So far we've named a couple pretty obvious countries that white people should stay out of– they are war zones, after all. But it's interesting to note that some of the most popular tourist destinations in the world for Westerners are proving to be unsafe. In the case of India, this mostly applies to white women, because of the country's terrifying r*pe epidemic. The news as of late has been dominated by reports of Indian women being r*ped, but now there is a growing trend of white, Western women suffering the same fate. There have been many examples, including a 52-year-old woman from a Scandinavian country who was s*xually assaulted by youths recently.
The US has publicly warned women of the dangers of travelling to India, stating: "Women should observe stringent security precautions, including avoiding use of public transport after dark without the company of known and trustworthy companions, restricting evening entertainment to well-known venues, and avoiding isolated areas when alone at any time of day. Keep your hotel room number confidential and make sure hotel room doors have chains, deadlocks, and peep holes. When possible, travel around the area with groups of friends rather than alone.”
12 North Korea
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few months, you know all about Otto Warmbier. This student was only in his early twenties when he was imprisoned in North Korea and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. His crime? Stealing a propaganda poster from the hotel he was staying at. He later mysteriously died while in North Korean custody, and this made US-NK relations even worse than they already were. This student's death marked a shift in attitudes regarding the public opinion of North Korea. Before this, netizens jokingly called the nation "best Korea," and tourists visited the country with a kind of bizarre amusement, almost like visiting a zoo or a theme park. But after this incident, Westerners will no doubt think twice before visiting this nation. And the US has pretty much banned its citizens from visiting this nation anyway.
The US Department of State now warns travellers against "Showing disrespect to the country’s former leaders, Kim Il Sung or Kim Jong Il, or the country’s current leader, Kim Jong Un, including but not limited to tampering with or mishandling materials bearing their names or images," as well as warning would be travellers: "The Department of State strongly warns U.S. citizens not to travel to North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Due to the serious and mounting risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. citizens, the Secretary of State restricted the use of U.S. passports to travel into, in, or through North Korea."
11 Central African Republic
Another African nation you should definitely steer clear of if your skin is of the melanin-lacking variety is the Central Africa Republic. Just like Burkina Faso, this nation's security and rule of law is completely falling apart, and the US army is actually getting involved to try and make things stable again. The fact that the military is there should be a huge red flag for citizens not to visit this country. But all too often, tourists are convinced of their safety and lured by the promises of safaris and wild adventures. Well, instead of chasing after lions and elephants, you might be the one being chased.
The US State Department has called for all citizens to stop travelling to the CRA, and urges people who are there to return ASAP: "The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) due to an unpredictable security situation subject to rapid deterioration, the activities of armed groups, and violent crime." They also point out that "Large areas of the country are controlled by armed groups who regularly kidnap, injure and/or kill civilians. In the event of unrest, airport, land border, and road closures may occur with little or no notice."
Here we have a country that I think everyone can agree is the most dangerous part of the world right now: Syria. Nowadays, we've actually become numbed to the constant news report of bombings, terror attacks, and atrocities that seem to happen daily in this nation. The fog of war is thick here, and it's hard to know whether Bashar Al Assad is really to blame, as the West constantly suggests. But that's not really important. What's clear is that all people should never, ever come here. But that doesn't stop more than a few nuts from making plans to visit. Russia is reportedly planning guided civilian tours through Syria's war zones. US citizens and other Westerners routinely travel to Syria to fight for one side or another.
The State Department warns that "the security situation remains dangerous and unpredictable. Violent conflict between government and armed anti-government groups continues throughout the country. There is a serious risk for kidnappings, bombings, murder, and terrorism," adding, "no part of Syria is safe from violence. Kidnappings, the use of chemical warfare, shelling, and aerial bombardment have significantly raised the risk of death or serious injury." They also state that "The U.S. government’s ability to help U.S. citizens kidnapped or taken hostage is very limited."
Zimbabwe became a huge meme on the internet recently because of its struggle with white people. If you didn't know, President Mugabe pretty much banned white people from even living there a few years ago. There were a lot of white farmers living in this country, but in a bid to distract from his failing economic policies, he decided to simply kick all of these white farmers off their land, with no financial compensation. These were known as "land grabs."
A few years ago, Mugabe made an historic speech coinciding with the expulsion of the last white farmers in Mugabe: “I have been given a list of 35 white farmers in Mashonaland West alone. We say no to whites owning our land and they should go […] They can own companies and apartments […] but not the soil. It is ours and that message should ring loud and clear in Britain and the United States.”
Since the last white farmers left, there have been huge food shortages in this country, and now Mugabe is publicly begging for billions of dollars worth of food aid. It has been shown that there is a correlation between white people leaving the country and the complete decline of the country's economy. Given the country's history of throwing white people out, it's probably not a good idea to visit this country...
Another country that is extremely unsafe, especially for white Westerners, is Sudan. This includes South Sudan, because both nations are pretty much equal when it comes to danger. Strangely, this country seems to be a pretty popular tourists destination for white Westerners, and the internet is flooded with picturesque images of pale-skinned travellers strolling across the desert in their khaki pants and designer sunglasses. But don't believe what you see on the internet. This country is one of the most dangerous places to visit, and this should be clear due to the numerous attacks on westerners. Even people who are volunteering as aid workers are often robbed, killed or assaulted, proving how senseless the violence is in this country.
The US State Department warns US citizens that in South Sudan "aid workers, including U.S. citizens, have been the targets of shootings, ambushes, violent assaults, harassment, and robberies," and that "the risk of violent crime is critical throughout South Sudan, including in Juba." The US State Department warns: "Terrorist groups are active in Sudan and have stated their intent to harm Westerners and Western interests through suic*de operations, bombings, shootings, and kidnappings. Violent crimes targeting Westerners, including kidnappings, armed robberies, home invasions, and carjacking occur everywhere in Sudan."
7 Democratic Republic Of Congo
Another African country that you might want to steer clear of as a white person is the Democratic Republic Of Congo. Despite the country's name, this nation has pretty much descended into complete anarchy. Sources report that the infamous Joseph Kony, the man who created a massive army of children, might be operating in this country. There is a real threat of being kidnapped, killed, r*ped, or all of the above if you visit this country. All too many tourists are lured here by the wildlife, especially the gorillas, but as it turns out, these deep jungle areas are also where the terror groups are operating. So you might go out trying to find some gorillas, only to find Guerrillas instead. Not good.
If you're thinking about traveling to the DRC, you might want to listen to the warning from the US State Department: "Armed groups, bandits, and some elements of the Congolese armed forces operate in the provinces of North and South Kivu, Bas-Uele, Haut-Uele, Ituri, Tanganyika, Haut-Lomami, and the Kasai region. These groups have been known to kill, r*pe, kidnap, pillage, and carry out military or paramilitary operations in which civilians may be indiscriminately targeted." The also add: "Travellers in the region may encounter troop movements, armored vehicles, and attack helicopters. Kidnapping for ransom is also common, particularly in areas north and west of Goma, North Kivu."
This is another country which is really a no-brainer in terms of a tourist destination you don't want to visit. Iraq is probably one of the most dangerous countries in the world right now, and it's one country where ISIS is the most active. We all know what happens to westerners who are captured by ISIS, and it's not pretty. It might be surprising to you that more than one white westerner has actually traveled to this country with the intention of joining ISIS. These westerners are routinely used as suic*de bombers or worse. Doing so will make you an enemy of the US, and pretty much everyone else in that region other than ISIS.
The US State Department points out that "The KRG has stated that it will impose prison sentences of up to ten years on individuals who illegally cross the border," and that "U.S. citizens in Iraq are at high risk for kidnapping and terrorist violence. Numerous terrorist and insurgent groups are active in Iraq, including ISIS." They also state that "attacks often take place in public places, including cafes and markets."
Ever since Gaddafi was deposed from his leadership position within Libya, the entire country has utterly fallen apart. Whether or not Gaddafi was a righteous leader is inconsequential at this point; it's clear that he was the only man holding this country together. The US is of course responsible for taking him out, and many are now wondering whether that was the right thing to do. But one thing's for sure; Westerners, especially white people, should steer clear of this country if they value their lives. The country is a complete war zone now, and once proud cities lie in ruins as bombed out craters.
The State Department warns that "militia groups sometimes detain travellers for arbitrary reasons, do not grant detainees access to a lawyer or legal process, and do not allow detainees to inform others of their status. U.S. citizens should carry proof of citizenship and valid immigration status at all times but be aware that these documents do not guarantee fair treatment." The also remind that you might not even make it out of Syria alive: "Most international airports are closed, and flights out of operational airports are sporadic and may be cancelled without warning. On December 23, 2016 an airplane traveling from Sabha to Tripoli was hijacked and diverted to Malta by armed men threatening to blow up the plane."
Some people might be surprised to find the Philippines on this list, but those who know the region and the recent events that have occurred there will be far from shocked. Because of recent Islamic Terror attacks from a wide range of groups, certain cities are no-go zones, even for the citizens of the Philippines. These groups are linked to groups like ISIS and A-Qaeda, and like their contemporaries, they love to take westerners as hostages for ransom. While parts of this country are unsafe, going into the waters surrounding it is pretty much suic*de, especially the Sulu sea. This body of water is a hotbed for piracy and sea-based warfare.
The US State Department loudly warns people "to avoid all non-essential travel to the city of Marawi, Mindanao, and the Sulu Archipelago, including the southern Sulu Sea, and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to other regions of Mindanao, due to terrorist threats, insurgent activities, and kidnappings." They also warn that "there is a threat of kidnappings-for-ransom of foreigners, including U.S. citizens, from terrorist and insurgent groups based in the Sulu Archipelago and in the southern Sulu Sea area," and that "separatist and terrorist groups continue to attack and kidnap civilians, foreigners, political leaders, and Philippine security forces in Mindanao."
Another African country that you should steer clear from is Burundi. Although there are some safe countries in Africa, even the ones with thriving tourism industries have areas which are not recommended to visit. Even South Africa, one of the richest parts of Africa, is getting more and more dangerous by the day, and less and less friendly towards white people. Terror groups are crossing from one African nation into another freely, and this causes widespread problems. Burundi is a nation where the sound of gunfire is constant and nearby.
Another warning from the US State Department states that "Rebel forces, ex-combatants, and youth gangs have crossed into Burundi from the Democratic Republic of Congo and attacked and kidnapped civilians. Armed criminals have ambushed vehicles, particularly on the roads leading out of Bujumbura. Use caution if traveling by car, and travel with multiple vehicles when possible." They also warn that "the political situation in Burundi is tenuous, and there is sporadic violence throughout the country, including frequent gunfire and grenade attacks by armed groups."
Yemen is frequently described as "Syria, but without the news cameras." It's a complete war zone, and on par with some of the most war-torn regions in the Middle East. Just because you never hear of the constant, intense violence happening in this country. doesn't mean it's safe. Far from it. I have no idea why anyone would want to visit this country, but if they do, they're probably suicidal. You're just as likely to step in some dog poop as you are to step on a landmine or an IED (improvised explosive device). Hell, you might even be more likely to step on a landmine.
The US State Department is again very vocal in reminding us that "since the beginning of the conflict in March 2015, rebel groups in Sanaa have systematically detained U.S. citizens. Reports indicate that U.S. citizens, including dual nationals, are being targeted by virtue of their citizenship, regardless of the amount of time they have spent in Yemen." The US also warns against constant terrorist attacks: "Methods included suic*de bombers, VBIEDs, ambushes, kidnappings, and targeted assassinations. The U.S. government remains extremely concerned about possible attacks on U.S. citizens."
Somalia has a long-held reputation of being one of the most lawless places on the face of the Earth. For almost a decade, starting around the turn of the millennium, this country had no functioning government, and became one of the few actual cases of anarchy in history. While it was a dangerous place, there were reports that parts of the country actually got safer than surrounding African nations, due to the employment of private security forces to guard hotels and other important areas. Strangely, the cell phone reception and cost became one of the best in the world as a result of anarchy. But now Somalia has a government again, and things haven't really improved as a result. There are still many pirates operating Somalia's seas, and of course the infamous Islamic terror group Al-Shabaab is still at large. Why would you ever choose to go here?
The US State Department warns would be travelers that they might not even leave the airport once they land in Somalia: "Al-Shabaab has repeatedly attacked Mogadishu’s international airport complex with improvised vehicle bombs, mortars, and direct weapons fire. The group has conducted attacks from within the airport’s secure perimeter." The State Department also warns against traveling through or near Somalia's waters: "U.S. citizens should avoid sailing near the coast of Somalia due to the risk of pirate attacks. Merchant vessels, fishing boats, and recreational craft all risk seizure and detention by pirates in the waters off the Horn of Africa, especially in the international waters near Somalia."