KOS, Greece — To say Ahmed is angry is an understatement at this particular moment. As we speak, he’s pacing and flailing his hands in the air.

“Why them and not us?” he exclaims, pointing at the hundreds of Syrians boarding the Eleftherios Venizelos, a large ferry docked in the port of this Greek island that will serve as temporary shelter for as many as 2,500 as they seek asylum. “We had a war, too!”

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Migrants and refugees line up to board the ferry Eleftherios Venizelos, at the southeastern island of Kos, Greece, early Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015.

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Preferential treatment for Syrians in Kos irks desperate migrants