An original translation by Xanthippas
It seems that the EU has lost all sound decision-making abilities and, when it comes to accepting migrants, it has given up on all the wise rules, says Martin Herzan, former member of the House Committee on Human Rights. For Thursday’s ‘Pravo‘ [a publication], he recounted his experiences from Camp Dobov on the Slovenia-Croatia border. According to him, tens of radical Islamists have also entered Europe, without any actions against them by security services.
“From December 2015 till the end of this January, I have spent six weeks among the migrants on a transition immigrant camp Dobova on the Slovenia-Croatia border, through which the Balkan migration wave flows into Europe.
About three thousand migrants passed through the camp daily – even whole families, but mostly just young men, alone.”
“The migrants could have lied about anything – give any names, dates of birth , even nationalities.”
They came not just from the countries afflicted by war – Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq – many strictly economic migrants have been trying to take advantage of the situation, coming from regions where there is no war. Most of them did not have any personal documents – they had intentionally destroyed them, to conceal their true identity and country of origin.
Every Day, many weapons were confiscated
As for the registration centres, which issued new temporary documents to the migrants, for those they can lie and say anything – whatever names, dates of birth and nationalities. The task of these registration centres is to write down the information they are given, not to verify it.
In Greece, the migrants did not even have to lie, because there, they have been, and are, issuing documents in which they put everyone’s date of birth as the first of January, whether the migrants agree with this or not. The most important part of the work with migrants are the personal checks of the migrants and their luggage.
Under these circumstances, this is the easiest way to find out if this is a high-risk individual or even a former fighter of the Islamic State, al-Qaeda or the Taliban. Every day, several kilograms of weapons are confiscated. – mostly stabbing or cutting [weapons], but also tazers, nunchucks,and other dangerous objects.
In those six weeks, I have seen tens of radicals and Islamic fighters discovered among the migrants. On their mobile phones, some had photos and videos of captives, showing them brutally torturing or killing their victims. Others had child pornography or videos showing torture of naked women.
These were handed to the Slovenian criminal police. They [the police] usually just interrogated them, made a report, and to the great surprise of everyone, let them go further into Europe. All the while, under EU rules, persons like these are not allowed to enter Schengen [zone], which, in reality, nobody is supposed to be admitted, if they had presented invalid documents.
Is this about Human Rights, or government subsidies?
All the rules have been abandoned, they are admitting everyone travelling further into Europe, like a walking time bomb.
“At the border, I have also seen true refugees fleeing war, whether they be moderate Muslims, atheists or Christians.”
As a long-standing defender of Human Rights, I am ashamed that behind this curtain of sham humanitarianism – often in order to collect government subsidies – many non profits, even human rights organizations are taking part. Nothing changes the fact that at the border, I have also met real refugees fleeing from war, whether they be moderate Muslims, atheists or Christians.
Victims of tragic circumstances deserve to find safety in Europe. In contrast to the problem-causing, never satisfied economic migrants, or those who view their journey into Europe as an obligation to spread Islam, this minority of war refugees coming into hospitable Europe do intend to value this refuge.
“It is as if the European Union has lost its sound mind, as it recklessly feeds growing risks of terror in its territory.”
They really want to work and share, or, at least, respect, European values. We must not be indifferent to the tragedy faced by these people. But, to mix in these fates, out of some deference to the chimera of some artificial, “directed” multiculturalism, without any differentiation, into this wave of economic migration, together with many of the migrants on a potentially dangerous mission, this seems to me to be the height of irresponsibility and hypocrisy.
It is as if the European Union had lost all sound judgment, as it recklessly feeds growing danger of terror in its territory. New Year’s Eve violence in Cologne on Rhine and other cities. which had so changed the atmosphere in Germany, is just the tip of this problematic iceberg.
Then, when this growing wave of high-risk, illegal migration raises protests, which stress the rights of Europeans to maintain their human rights and freedoms, dignity of women and European culture, these are then labelled as xenophobes.
Paradoxically, [this is done] often by the very defenders of Human Rights. Who seem to be protecting some completely different rights than those that belong to us.