Anti-Immigrants Surge in Piraeus Port



Racist attacks targeting the homes of migrant workers have surged in Piraeus; the port city of the Greek capital, since Christmas, according to an anti-racist activist group.

More than 30 homes where migrant labourers reside – most of whom are Pakistani nationals – have been targeted since December 25, the anti-racist group Keerfa said on Friday.

Petros Constantinou, Keerfa’s national director, said the sharp uptick in violence comes amid a 40-day period of attacks on migrant homes in the area.

The incidents have taken place primarily in Renti and Nikaia, two neighbourhoods in Piraeus with large immigrant populations. In many of these incidents, members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party have been sighted.

Meanwhile the Golden Dawn party, whose Twitter account was banned Friday, said that “Islam is incapable of coexisting with western culture”.

“If Europe, and even more obviously Greece, does not realise the complete failure of the ‘political integration’ of the illegal Muslim immigration to Europe and Greece which overwhelms us, we will soon be led into enormous problems, including wars in our own cities,” the party’s Greek-language statement proclaimed.

Source: Al Jazeera


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