As the Omicron variant rages through the media panic porn, the flood of “refugees” into Europe continues unimpeded.
Below are three translated articles about various aspects of the migration crisis in Europe. The first one concerns the arrival in the Canary Islands of hundreds of culture-enrichers, almost all of them from sub-Saharan Africa. The EU has just shut off flights from Africa to stop the spread of the dreaded Omicron variant, but you can bet those puir wee bairns who are landing in the Canaries will be able to make their way to the continent of Europe without any problem.
Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from PolitikStube:
Illegal Immigration Canaries: The Daily Madness
With Europe genuinely promoting illegal migration, the external borders are experiencing a huge onslaught. But the mainstream media only cover events on the border between Belarus and Poland. There, where violent migrants tear down the provisional border barriers and throw stones at the police in order to gain illegally into the land of milk and honey. There are no reports of the arrivals in the Canary Islands.
The shuttle services have been back in operation around the clock here since Friday night. After almost 600 migrants were picked up on 14 boats off Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura at the weekend, the Armada was joined by a further 428 Africans on nine boats on Monday. And tonight the shenanigans with 7 boats continued.
Of these have been picked up, there were 75 men, 12 women and children off Gran Canaria, 86 men, 13 women and six children off Fuerteventura, 93 men, seven women, 13 minors and a baby off Lanzarote and 56 men, four women and seven minors off El Hierro. All migrants were handed over to the responsible police.
The second article concerns the impact on Europe, particularly the Netherlands, of the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border.
Migrant crisis in Eastern Europe exposes gut feeling of the Left
by Jan Omvlee
November 26, 2021
The Dutch Refugee Foundation is giving aid to hundreds of migrants who have illegally crossed the Polish border from Belarus. The need is great, they say.
In the space of a few weeks, an estimated 7,000 residents of various countries in the Middle East have flown into the Belarusian capital of Minsk. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is using them in his fight against the economic sanctions placed against him by the European Union following human rights violations. Upon arrival, the travelers get help from the security forces to illegally cross the barbed-wire border with Poland and the Baltic states.
To condemn migration or not?
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen calls the migrant flow a “hybrid attack”, which has as its aim the destabilization of the EU. She also expresses her support for the EU member states that border Belarus and refuse to allow the migrant flow.
The idea that the migrant flow should be condemned as an attack against the EU, however, cannot count on much enthusiasm from the Tweede Kamer [Dutch Parliament, House of Representatives]. In mid-November, a letter sent by the foreign commissions of 17 European parliaments to Von der Leyen and NATO Secretary Stoltenberg was not supported by the House because D66 [party] and the leftist parties did not want to be too strict in regards to asylum law. Member Kati Piri (PVDA) explained this vote against the letter by pointing out that the letter proposed adapting the “existing legal order” to situations in which illegal migration is used as a weapon. “If we make an exception for the Belarusian border area with Poland and Lithuania, we throw the entire refugee treaty in the trash,” said Piri. In other words: The right for people to request asylum in EU member states cannot be compromised, even when used as political pressure by hostile neighbor states.
For the Dutch Refugee Foundation, the widening of activity to Poland offers new opportunities for fundraising, especially now that the crisis is in the media spotlight. Tineke Ceelen, since 2003 the director of the Refugee Foundation, wandered along the Polish eastern border and tweeted about the bad weather conditions and the dangers the refugees face in the forested border area. Belarus is not the cause of the misery, he finds, rather the victim, Poland. The country is callously closing its eyes to the human suffering on its own border. Poland is sending automatic text messages to all cell phones in the border zone, in which refugees are warned in English to go back to Belarus. Ceelen also thinks that the Polish military and police are being very intimidating, including by the use of tear gas.