With pictures of sad faces and the images of a young boy’s body washing up on shore, we are told the terror of the plight of Muslim immigrants seeking to escape ISIS. If we listen to these narratives, we would think that these people simply want a chance at a better life. They are so desperate to escape the violence and fascism of ISIS that they will chance even their lives and the lives of their families to try and get to Europe. But this narrative is being strained as violence erupts on the Greek Island of Lesbos.
The Greek island of Lesbos has been turned into a war zone by rioting migrants, leaving the island’s 85,000 residents in despair. Around 25,000 migrants are currently camped out on the island with hundreds more arriving daily, leading to frequent violent clashes and rioting despite their claim to be fleeing violence.
As rocks, bottles and municipal bins fly, one tearful local woman told RTL “We are in danger, every day, every minute. We need someone to protect us. They come into our houses. I want to go to work, but I can’t. Our children want to go to school, but they can’t. They have stolen our lives!”
These people are seeking to get deeper into the EU and are competing to get on small ferries taking migrants to the mainland. This competition and the long wait has caused friction among the groups of migrants.
Located just 6 miles from the Turkish shore, the migrants come over in inflatable boats which they cut up on arrival to prevent being turned back, expecting to be able to quickly travel on by ferry to mainland Europe, German station RTL has reported.
Instead, they are being held on the Island while the police issue emigration documents, a delay which can take days. The wait is causing tension between groups as Afghans accuse Syrians of getting preferential treatment by the authorities, leading to vicious violent clashes.
So, as a virtual war is waging outside, these Greek citizens are confined to their homes. They are fearful to go out as gangs of Muslims are roaming their streets. They are throwing rocks and bottles at one another. They have forced their way into people’s homes. And the local government is overwhelmed, seeking to keep order at the ferries.
The main town of Lesbos, Mytilene, now resembles a war zone as the migrants rip apart the infrastructure and use the town as a urinal. Mayor Galinos helpless in the face of such an onslaught is out of ideas, and is calling on the European Union to do something.
“This is a ticking time bomb that will go off soon,” he said. “We have managed to avert some catastrophes, but we need help, more ferries. This island is so small, we can’t solve a worldwide humanitarian crisis by ourselves. The European Union needs to act.”
The people are not concerned with the law. They care little about the people of their host country and their safety. These people are already treating Europeans as second class citizens. They think the Muslim should be given preferential treatment. And Germany is calling for more immigrant-friendly laws in the EU.
This shows that the media’s reporting on this Muslim wave is not completely accurate. And, it seems that if our politicians get their way, these violent crowds may be coming to America.
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