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Eleftherotypia - Greece | 28/08/2010

Greeks are afraid of immigrants

Racism and xenophobia is spreading in Greek society. This fear of immigrants leads the leftist daily Eleftherotypia to call on Greeks to try and see the situation from the immigrants' point of view: "We certainly can't attribute the fact that the vocabulary of the extreme right in the US or the fascists of South Africa's Apartheid has been adopted by [the Greeks] to their thirst for knowledge or internationalism. … Everything that seems inconvenient or points in a different direction provokes fear in us. And stupidity is a fundamental defence mechanism. … To understand others we must put ourselves in their position. What would we do if we had been born in Africa? The answer is easy. We would move away and sell everything we own to pay refugee smugglers to bring us to Europe. And the gate to Europe is as dangerous as war."

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