Three more most probably racism-motivated attacks took place in Greece in the last 24 hours. In Crete, a migrant, 25, from Egypt was attacked in the early morning hours of Tuesday at Talos Square in the old city of Chania. Two attackers beat the man with wood and iron sticks. The attackers fled, while the unlucky man was taken to the hospital.
There, the doctors had to remove one of his kindeys due to severel damage.
The incident followed an attack against two Algerian migrants in Nea Chora area of Chania. A group of attackers injured the homeless migrants on Saturday night. They were hospitalized.
A shocking video was uploaded on Greek internet on Monday. The video shows a group of youth stabbing a migrant from Pakistan at the urban train/metro station “Attiki” in downtown Athens on Sunday night.
At one point, one hears an attacker asking “Did you stab him?” and another one answering “The knife went right through him.” At another point the man shouts ‘Help” while his attackers urge him to “shut up”.
A train/metro security guard just passes by, without showing any interest at the stabbing….
The footage was filmed via the camera of a mobile phone, while the man was pretending to chat with a friend.
Attacks against migrants have dramatically increased in the last weeks, with one part of the Greek society to ‘approve’ them as a measure to combat illegal immigration and crime, and another part to condemn them but unable to react due to …fear?
So far no public debate about these attacks has taken place. Neither by politicians nor by media.
When such phenomena will take place just around our corner, it will be too late to be taken under control. Then the tolerance to violence can reach uncontrolled dimensions one day.
Citizens feel unprotected from criminals’ attackes, the state is absent and the scapegoat is easy to locate.