This is only the latest incident and rather it has become extremely common for Greek Orthodox Churches to be vandalized and attacked by Muslim illegal aliens squatting in overflowing camps on the Greek island of Lesvos.
Greek City TimesThis latest incident on Lesvos follows other recent shocking events, including two gangs of Afghani immigrants battling each other, African immigrants ridiculing and coughing on police in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and thousands of olives trees being destroyed.
About half of the 50,000 illegal immigrants on Lesvos are kept at the Moria camp that is supposed to host only 3,000 people. A rise in criminality has hit the island since the migrant crisis began in 2015 when Turkey allowed hundreds of thousands of people to leave and enter Greece illegally, whether via land or sea.
Lesvos, as an island of only 90,000 citizens, has been one of the most hardest hit areas of Greece.In March, the main entrance to the Saint Raphael church close to the Moria migrant camp was attacked too, as reported by Greek City Times.
The main entrance to the Saint Raphael church close to the Moria migrant camp was attacked and the wooden door was broken.
This latest incident on Lesvos comes off the back of many other shocking events in the past few days, including two gangs of Afghani immigrants battling each other, African immigrants ridiculing and coughing on police in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and thousands of olives trees being destroyed, as reported by Greek City Times.
This is not the only time a church has been attacked by illegal immigrants on Lesvos. The last known incident occurred only last month when another church was completely trashed.
Stand for Christians Illegal immigrants from the camp previously damaged the interior wall, ceiling and floor, making it unusable for the Christian migrants from Ethiopia and Eritrea who once operated in this particular chapel.
It should be noted that the chapel was locked by the authorities after its last disaster, but this did not stop the illegal immigrants from attacking it.
Moria resident Makis Pavlellis, who also shared the photos, commented on the event: “You have been overwhelmed by religious sentiment in the Holy Days. But for the chapels of Moria, which are desecrated every day, you do what you do not see, you do what you do not know, although many of you hold positions of responsibility. Prosecutors and police directors, elected mayors and metropolitans.”
The Moria migrant camp is well over capacity and has become a hotbed of criminality, including rape, murder and theft.
In November last year, illegal immigrants on Chios attacked the Church of Agios Haralambos in Chalkios village for a third time. Villagers were left in horror as they saw the Altar burned.
These continued attacks has ultimately seen the people of Lesvos, who were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016, become increasingly frustrated by the unresolved situation that has restricted and changed their lives as they no longer feel safe on their once near crime-free island.
In addition to the increased crime on the islands, there has also been a deep ecological impact as waterways in Lesvos have become absolutely trashed by the illegal immigrants.