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Athens Protest Over Murder of Pakistani Worker

anti-racism rally in AthensHundreds of protesters turned out in Athens on Jan. 19 for a demonstration against rising assaults on immigrants and the murder of a young Pakistani man in which two Greek men have been arrested.

The rally was filled mostly with migrant workers from Pakistan angry over increasing attacks on immigrants, some of which have been blamed on the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, which has denied the charges.

Police said that Shehzad Luqman, 27, a Pakistani migrant worker, was stabbed to death by two men on a motorcycle as he rode his bicycle to work in an Athens suburb in the early hours of Jan. 16 and that the attack may have been racially motivated.

“Perhaps his murder will bring hope that these attacks will stop. We are protesting for the government to take measures to stop racist attacks,” Javied Aslam, head of the Pakistani Community organization told Reuters, as about 300 Pakistani immigrants gathered outside city hall with a symbolic coffin.

A police official told Reuters that both suspects had admitted to stabbing Luqman in the chest following a drunken argument. About 3,000 immigrants and human rights activists later gathered in the city’s central Omonia square to demonstrate against racism, holding banners reading “Neo-Nazis out” and “Punishment for the fascist murderers of Shehzad Luqman”.

“I have been the victim of a racist attack and when I tried to complain about it I was arrested. Police are the same as Nazis,” 35-year-old Gildas Batola from Congo told Agence-France-Presse at the rally organized by groups including municipalities, migrant communities and the major opposition party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA).

Protesters carried banners reading: Fascism Never Again and End to Racist Attacks. International human rights groups have warned of a surge in xenophobic attacks on migrants in Greece, where economic hardship and a sixth year of recession have fueled the rise of extremists who are soaring in popularity. Amnesty International said Luqman’s killing was not an isolated incident but showed a “continuing failure” of the Greek authorities to take action to put an end to racist violence.

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  • Alex

    :The rally was filled mostly with migrant workers from Pakistan angry over increasing attacks on immigrants,”

    i.e. manipulators who abuse a tragedy to mask their own criminal behavior in violating our borders.Virtually the entire rally “anti-racism” “anti-fascism” rally was illegals.

     A small number of treasonous Greek
    leftists also participated (including communists) Apparently
    these “human rights’ activists have no problem with communist tyranny
    and illegal immigration.
     
    Realty check ILLEGALS are not “immigrants”. Every illegal in Greece should be be deported. Any foreigner that colludes with illegals immigration should also be deported.

    Manipulator Javied Aslam, who entered Greece ILLEGALLY should be also deported… just like his native Pakistan deports illegals. Just like the US deports illegals. Just like the UK deports illegals. Just like China deports illegals.

    The real racism to be found here is by the illegals manipulating NGOs as well as the NGOs themselves that  unfair demonize greeks for expecting our soverign borders respected (also see name dispute where these Greek hating bigots pretend not to notice the Skopians sudden change into “ancient Macedonians” to cover up  their shame for calling them “macedonians”)

  • Alex

    Where are the foreign alleged “human rights’ groups when it came time to defend the human rights of Greeks? Where are patronizing self-righteous Greek hating bigots of Amnesty International when it comes to this?

    I would say the selective blindness and memory is a “continuing failure” of the Amnesty international to take action to put an end to racism against Greeks.

  • Alex

    “human rights activists later gathered in the city’s central Omonia square to demonstrate against racism”

    No. They demonstrated for self-interest.

    The illegals don’t give a damn about “racism’ in their own countries. They are just ranting about Greek against illegal immigration by trying to manipulate the incident. (no mention by the illegals protesting of the crime  and murders illegals have committed on Greeks these last few years)

    The “human rights” groups (aka mostly leftists that frame their ideology as “human rights”) are trying to push their leftist ideology and multiculturalism extremism on Greece. (aka subtle form of imperialism on indigenous populations that effectively works to delete our very ethnic identity – also see what happened to native Americans)

    Far leftists claim to be “against racism” but in many respects they are very similar to Nazis. The Nazis did their ethnic cleansing by invading other countries. The communists do their ethnic cleansing through encouraging massive illegal immigration.

  • Alex

    Shehzad Luqman…. was not a  Pakistani “migrant worker”.

    He was an ILLEGAL that violated our borders and was taking a job from a Greek citizens. Although he didn’t deserve to be killed for it he was still a criminal for doing so. Have no pity on illegals. They have no pity on the Greek people. All they do is manipulate pseudo-human rights groups out of self-interest.

    Most of these illegals come from countries far far more oppressive than Greece. Luqman’s homeland of Pakistan is infested with massive numbers of Islamic extremists that would murder someone for simply drawing a picture of Mohammed or converting away from Islam.

    Curiously Javied Aslam and the foreginer pseudo “human rights” activists protesting didn’t appear interested in protesting about the extremism against foreigners and non-Muslims in their own homeland of Pakistan.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9555539/Islamic-protests-sweep-Pakistan-over-anti-Mohammed-video-and-cartoon.html

  • Alex

    Hopefully this manipulation of a simple homicide by illegals and foreign based NGOs will encourage the government to further crack down on illegals. I would focus on Greek-hating manipulators like illegal migrant Javied Asla. He needs to be deported as soon as possible for disrespectfully breaking Greek law by violating our borders.

  • Alex

    “I have been the victim of a racist attack and when I tried to complain
    about it I was arrested. Police are the same as Nazis,” 35-year-old
    Gildas Batola from Congo told Agence-France-Presse”

    No kidding. Reporting a crime does not mean criminals get off on their own crimses.

    In Gildas Batola native Congo they deport illegals. . Unlawful killings, torture, rape, and arbitrary arrest and detention by government military and police is common. Freedom of the press to rant against the Congo government is limited.

    Curious  MR. Batola that claims to be “against racism” and for “human rights”… does notice his homeland of the Congo is far far more oppressive than Greece. Why wasn’t he out protesting about his homeland of the Congo if “human rights” was his real motives…. rather than manipulatively trying to justify his illegal violation of sovereign borders.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

  • MSMlies

    Are ILLEGAL Pakistani immigrants, led by their spokesmen Javed Aslam, who is wanted by interpol, & who last year was filmed in front of the Greek parliament calling on illegal Pakistani immigrants to wage ISLAMIC HOLY WAR “JIHAD” against Greece.
    The President of the Pakistani Community in Greece, Javet Aslam, was arrested in May 2012, following an INTERPOL warrant that was pending against him for human trafficking involving Asian illegal immigrants.

    Pakistan is a nation where human rights for racial and religious minorities are in reality non-existent.
    READ BELOW, & then ask yourselves. Are Pakistani muslims(who are also ILLEGAL immigrants, in any position to lecture Greece, & Europeans in general on human rights?

    Human Rights Watch recorded the killing of at least 200 Baloch nationalist activists during the 2011, as well as dozens of new cases of disappearances. The dead included Abdul Ghaffar Lango, a prominent Baloch nationalist activist, and Hanif Baloch, an activist with the Baloch Students Organisation.

    According to a report by Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, there are nearly 14,385 missing Baloch in the Pakistani province of Baloch, and more than 500 tortured bodies have surfaced within a period of three years. The reports show that the recovered bodies of missing persons from different swathes of the province contained inhumane TORTURE SIGNS such as the cutting of limbs, drilling of body parts, cigarette burns.

    Human rights activists and academics critical of the Pakistani military have also been killed in the Pakistans ‘Baloch’ province. They include Siddique Eido, a coordinator for the nongovernmental Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP);  Saba Dashtiyari, a professor at the University of Balochistan and an acclaimed Baloch writer and poet; and Baloch politician Abdul Salam.
    In Pakistan, Islamist militant groups murdered Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer and Federal Minorities’ Minister Shahbaz Bhatti over their public support for amending the Pakistans religious blasphemy laws.

    The Pakistani government failed to honor its commitment to reintroduce the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, unanimously passed by the National Assembly in August 2009, but lapsed after the Senate failed to pass it within three months as required under Pakistan’s constitution.

    In Pakistan, 1.5% of the population are Christian. Pakistani law mandates that any “blasphemies” of the Quran are to be met with punishment. On July 28, 1994, Amnesty International urged Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto to change the law because it was being used to terrorize religious minorities. She tried, but was unsuccessful. However, she modified the laws to make them more moderate. Her changes were reversed by the Nawaz Sharif administration which was backed by Religious/Political parties.

    Severe Islamic discrimination against Hindus in Pakistan is so extreme, that Hindus who made up 23% of the total population of Pakistan in 1947, have declined to less than 2% today. 

    It’s clear. All these ILLEGAL muslim Pakistani immigrants residing in Greece, are in no position to lecture Greeks, & Europeans in general on human rights!
    p.s. Never forget the 15 year Greek girl from Paros who still lies in a coma after being raped and beaten in broad daylight, by an ILLEGAL Pakistani immigrant, and never forget the vile treason of the stalinist-leninist-maoist-trotskyist anti-hellenic conglomoration “SYRIZA” organization which supported this Pakistani monstor!

  • MSMlies

    The President of the Pakistani Community in Greece, Javet Aslam, was arrested in May 2012, following an Interpol warrant that was pending against him for human trafficking involving Asian illegal immigrants.
    Javed Aslam, was also filmed last year in front of the Greek parliament calling on illegal Pakistani immigrants to wage ISLAMIC HOLY WAR “JIHAD” against Greece.
    Ofcourse this doesn’t stop the anti-hellenic conglomeration of stalinists-maoists-leninists-trotskyists-marxists, known as SYRIZA from associating themselves with & supporting Javed Aslam, as well as trying to reward ILLEGAL immigrants for having broken Greek immigration and border control laws, by pushing to give them amnesty & citizenship.

  • Guest

    The country has 27% unemployment rate. Why are migrants (surely illegal) flooding Athens and taking away the few jobs available for the Greeks? Perhaps these migrants find it better living in Greece rather than their own country. Nonetheless, Greeks cannot sit back and accept these migrants bringing their country to further destruction. Perhaps it’s time for all illegals to go back home and let Greeks sort out their problems. Nobody invited them, they are not welcomed, they are illegal and they demand rights. This makes no sense.

    Killing the young man though, is not right, nor does it solve the problem. The Greek government should just gather and send all illegal migrants back.

  • Waleedvirk

    The most arrogant people from greek land i ever saw. Hypocrite dishonest RACIST pigs and the most ignorant people. I went there from calgary had to face bad experience not even once. U better put ur head down n cry overself what kinda society u have got.

  • John

    Go and wash your black t-shirt you silly idiot. You probably sit around at home all day in your piss stained boxer shorts and flip flops watching the movie ’300′ all day long. Wake up and realise that you idiots are a huge embarrassment to all the overseas Greeks. You pathetic people criticise even us overseas Greeks, and then you have the nerve to beg on national television in the US, UK and Australia begging for us to transfer money into a national account to help save ‘our patrida’. I’ve never ever seen another national government advertising their bank account number on television in foreign countries begging for money. You Greeks from Greece have turned a beautiful country into a laughing stock. A bankrupt 3rd world nation headed towards a status below even the poorest parts of Africa. 

  • AngloAndProud

    What about the racism against Europeans? We’re 8% of the world population and want to preserve our cultures. Immigrants have majority, not Europeans, it’s stealth invasion.

  • Mcafeetotalprotection

     No Shehzad was a legal migrant with work permit, since local greeks don’t like to work and eat away welfare and then complain their jobs have been taken away if you people don’t work others from outsider will. There is no islamic extremist all no religion including islam teaches extremism but those who are being paid to destabilize certain countries to achieve objectives. Pray tell me if you people were hard working your economy would have been stable and you won’t be needing outsiders to come work for greece. Then don’t draw Mohammad pictures who told you to incite hate and satanism have you seen those muslims drawing and insulting bible or jesus NO. Now go back work harder jet some job instead of being a welfare eating moron and stop complain NAZI racist.

  • Georgekm

     Where is the proof of you inflated lie if he is a complete evil fraudster then why don’t you people complaint to greek police and agencies, stop being your lies you racist low slum dog.

  • Adde

    This story about Aslam being arrested by Interpol was reported by Greek Reporter, Georgekm :

    http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/05/16/president-of-pakistani-community-in-greece-arrested-for-human-trafficking/

    And this criminal has managed to stay because he said that if the government would deport him back to Pakistan he would be tortured by the Pakistani governement.

    In fact there is an international trafficking ring which operates from Pakistan through Greece by passing by Iran and Turkey.

    http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/01/12/pakistani-human-trafficking-ring-exposed-in-argolida/

    For the call for Jihad against Athens by Javed Aslam, it’s true too, Javed Aslam indeed threaten Greece with Jihad :

    http://www.vimaonline.gr/default.asp?pid=20&ct=1&artid=7367

  • Alex

     Yawn. I am not a GD supporter you leftist moron.

    Part of the reason greece is a “bankrupt 3rd world nation headed towards a status below even the poorest parts of Africa” is because of far leftist morons that refused to support our borders from millions of 3rd world illegals…. and constantly begged for bigger government and handouts.

    In short.. patronizing incompetent leftist morons like you.

  • Alex

     No he wasn’t. He illegally entered Greece than the ignorant socialists give him a amnesty along with a bunch of other illegals. This only lead to a flood of more illegals.

    “Then don’t draw Mohammad pictures who told you to incite hate and satanism”

    I don’t draw Mohammad pictures but I believe in peoples freedom to do so. Stop supporting Islamo-fascist extremists trying to tell other people how to behave you appeasing low life.

  • Alex

    Shehzad is racist against Greeks. He comes to our country ILLEGALLY… then support more ILLEGAL immigrants by manipulate some incident to silence any opposition to the violation of our soverign borders as “racism”.

    I would note in Shehzad’s homeland of Pakistan they DEPORT illegals. I would also point out a christian in Pakistan has a far far greater chance of being killed by an Islamo-fascists extremists because drawings or saying something some extremist finds offense. Where is Shehzad’s “human rights” protest against Islamo-fascism in Pakistan (not to mention many other countries that have problems with Islamo-fascist extremists) There are 1.1. billion Muslims in the world. A fair chunk of them support Islamo_fascism and you have a bigger problem with tiny Greece?

    Frankly you are racist against Greeks. You make me ill.

  • Alex

    Further reading on Javet Aslam’s activities you ignorant patronizing slanderous moron.

    “The President of the Pakistani Community in Greece, Javet Aslam, was
    arrested Monday morning following an Interpol warrant that was pending
    against him for human trafficking involving Asian illegal immigrants”

     http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/05/16/president-of-pakistani-community-in-greece-arrested-for-human-trafficking/

  • Alex

    “Hypocrite dishonest RACIST pigs and the most ignorant people.”

    Hiliraious you stereotype all Greeks as “racist pigs” and “the most ignorant people”.

    Do you even know what the word “racism” means you illiterate? You are “racist pig” for saying such a broad statement.

  • Alex

    You write: ” since local greeks don’t like to work ”

    How dare you stereotype the entire Greek population like this. Manipulative Greek hating racist scumball.

  • Alex

     Look dude… in free countries we are free to mock whomever we wish. If you wish totalitarism then let me I recommend you move to Saudi Arabia where you will be told what exactly is offense by the local Shiara run theocratic government. In Mecca you would not be able to speak your views. You would be killed or arrested for your words.

  • Alex

    Greece is current under unofficial attack my foreigners who are invading our country illegally. They are supported by foreigner leftist NGOs and Greek communist extremists like Syriza who manipulate incidents like this to push their political agenada (effectively to wipe out the indigenious Greek population – also see name dispute where same pseud-”human rights” activists dishonestly pretend not to notice the Skopians sudden change into “ancient Macedonians” and irredentism) These fanatics are literally trying to commit a subtle form of slow genocide against not only us but indigenious people’s around the world.(much like happened to native indians in the Americas)

  • Alex

    To any immigrants that first asked to move to Greece… (rather than sneak across soverign borders then rant “racism” to stay)…. as long as you are loyal to Greece I support you. (i.e. don’t support illegals, support your new homeland in the name dispute, support your country against foreign threats).

    My issue here is ILLEGALS. Birtually every illegal in Greece needs to be deported. Period. Full stop. End of story.

    We shouldn’t give a damn about the patronizing opinions of unelected foreign NGOs and media that illegals manipulate to try and stay.  They are typically the same foreigners that now stay dead silent  as the former Yugoslavians promote irredentism against my homeland of Greece (more concerned about covering up their shame in calling them “macedonians” than the human rights of Greeks). I sincerely believe some of them are racist against Greeks. Putting “human rights” in ones organizations name does not put one above having prejudices and making mistakes in moral judgment. As the former Yugoslavians turn into “ancient Macedonians” right before the eyes of their apologists, alleged “human rights” organzations like Amnesty International and HRW seem to have “forgotten”  their past claims.

    ‘We are not related
    to the northern Greeks who produced leaders like Philip and Alexander the
    Great. We are a Slav people and our language is closely related to Bulgarian.’
    - FYROM´s Ambassador to Canada Gyordan Veselinov, Ottawa Citizen Newspaper,
    February 24 1999

     

    ‘We do not claim to
    be descendants of Alexander the Great.’ – FYROM’S Ambassador Ljubica Acevshka,
    speech to US representatives in Washington on January 22 1999

     

     

    “The creation
    of the Macedonian nation, for almost half of a century, was done in a condition
    of single-party dictatorship. In those times, there was no difference between
    science and ideology, so the “Macedonian” historiography, unopposed by anybody,
    comfortably performed a selection of the historic material from which the
    “Macedonian” identity was created. There is nothing atypical here for the
    process of the creation of any modern nation, except when falsification from
    the type of substitution of the word “Bulgarian” with the word “Macedonian”
    were made.” (Denko Maleski, former Minister of foreign affairs of FYROM
    from 1991 to 1993 in an interview to FYROM newspaper Utrinski Vesnik)

    When certain foreigners stop colluding with extremsits trying to commit genocide against ethnic Greeks maybe then we can take them seriously again. Until then I beg minorities living legally in Greece to help the Greek people not to undermine our country by supporting leftist extremists like communists that calling FYROM “Macedonia” and blindly support illegals purely for self-interest. Being unpatriotic in this manner only drives Greeks to extremists like Golden Dawn. There are some fascist sympathizers mixed in GD but for the most part their supportsare mostly just average Greeks that feel they some foreigners are literally trying to ethnically erase us as a people.

  • Alex

     A. I don’t know if you are Greek. I have observed many false flag skopians that manipulatively attack any Greek that is against leftist extremism and illegal immigration. (meanwhile in their own country they oppose it.

    B. You possibly are an illegal yourself.

    C. You are just a whining diaspora leftist moron that has no clue whats going on in Greece. 10-20 percent of the population of Greece is ILLEGALLY in the country you moron. At this rate of demographic change there will be no Greece left if we don’t take hard action to protect our borders.

    Assuming you are who say you are for a moment, you living abroad while ranting about Greeks… indicates you care absolute nothing for the Greek people. You are likely in the process of being assimilated into another nationality.  Your children will likely marry non-Greeks and lose their Greek identity. You’ve been brainwashed by local media to think a certain way and you wish to impose the same sort of thinking on the Greek people.

    Feel free to take your “advice” to Skopje where they now teach their schoolchildren they are decendents of ancient Macedonians 1/3 of Greece is “Greek occupied macedonia” ….while  foreign media like the NYT and Guardian… so called “human rights” groups like Amnesty International and HRW…. all pretend not to notice. (Greek hating low lifes so concerned with their image they would rather collude with extremists like communists and Skopians  trying to ethnically erase the Greek people…. than admit they made a mistake recognizing FYROM as “Macedonia”)

    “This (US)
    Government considers talk of Macedonian “nation”, Macedonian
    “Fatherland”, or Macedonia “national consciousness” to be
    unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic nor political reality, and sees
    in its present revival a possible cloak for aggressive intentions against
    Greece” – US State Department Dec, 1944 (Foreign Relations Vol. VIII
    Washington D.C. Circular Airgram – 868.014/26)

  • Anonymous

    I am so very sorry for what happened to the Pakistani man who was killed by those evil racist thugs.  I hold the so-called Golden Dawn aka Darkened Black responsible for the evilness of their hatred. 

  • Alex

    Exactly.

     

  • Alex

    You are right. Killing the man for violating our borders is not right. The punishment far exceeds his crime. We must never lose sight of the fact though that he still disrespected our laws by violating our borders. And most of these protesters are actually illegals themselves that are trying to manipulate human rights lingo to justify their violation of our borders.

    The Greek government needs to priortize the leaders of these groups for deportation. We can’t give them any sort of foothold in Greece because these ungreatful Greek hatin bigots clearly are abusing our generosity for letting them temporarily stay to demonize the Greek people.

  • Alex

    Whoops  Georgekm caught stereotyping Greeks as ”
    racist low slum dog” for pointing out facts that his “victim” Javed Aslam….is an Islamic extremist that encourages illegal immigration into Greece. What a low life negative stereotyping “racist low slum dog” Georgekm is.

    Meanwhile in “human rights” activists Mr. Aslam’s native homeland of Pakistan….who deport illegals just like Greece… one can be murdered by a mob of fanatics for simply drawing a picture of Mohammad or criticizing Islam. Didn’t see Mr. Aslam;s protest against against Islamopfascism extremism.

    “19 Reported Dead as Pakistanis Protest Muhammad Video”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/world/asia/protests-in-pakistan-over-anti-islam-film.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

  • Alex

     And you equally support Greeks against the “evil racist thugs” trying to commit a subtle form of genocide against us?

  • Oracle

    Legal or illegal, humanity should be recognized and the lack thereof from a sad portion of the worst Greeks the earth has ever seen. Shame on anyone who thinks this man deserved what he got just for being here. 

  • George

    Alex, you are a vile little man and should be shamed for your proud, yet uneducated opinion. If you ever want to meet up and discuss in person, just reply back and let me know when and where. I relish that opportunity.

  • Muhammad Amin

    You seem to me the worst,not human being who does not care humanity. You brutish,Lukman was a poor Pakistani worker who was trying to feed back his family in Pakistan. His poor parents,brothers,sisters,relatives even his enemies are mourning over his brutal murder and you are happy. Better you understand the situation. Pakistan is land of 200 million people and they are civilised and cultured nation. They are already front line nation against the war against terrorism. Thousands of innocent people are being killed every year in on going war.You cant understand the realities of that soil. Pakistan is struggling hard to save this world from extremists. Pakistani immigrants are not extremists or fascists and Lukman was one of them. 

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    ReplyJust nowRead more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/18/3188874/2-greeks-charged-with-pakistani.html#storylink=cpy

  • Muhammad Amin

    You seem to me the worst,not human being who does not care humanity. You brutish,Lukman was a poor Pakistani worker who was trying to feed back his family in Pakistan. His poor parents,brothers,sisters,relatives even his enemies are mourning over his brutal murder and you are happy. Better you understand the situation. Pakistan is land of 200 million people and they are civilised and cultured nation. They are already front line nation against the war against terrorism. Thousands of innocent people are being killed every year in on going war.You cant understand the realities of that soil. Pakistan is struggling hard to save this world from extremists. Pakistani immigrants are not extremists or fascists and Lukman was one of them. 

    Edit
    ReplyJust nowRead more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/18/3188874/2-greeks-charged-with-pakistani.html#storylink=cpy

  • Muhammad Amin

    Now the parents of Late Luqman are looking for justice in Athens high court.Greece embassy in Islamabad has confirmed that he was innocent immegrant in Athens.

  • Muhammad Amin

    Now the parents of Late Luqman are looking for justice in Athens high court.Greece embassy in Islamabad has confirmed that he was innocent immegrant in Athens.