Refugees In Greek Camps Are Threatened By ISIS Members

From Voice of Europe:
Kurdish Yezidi families are denouncing threats by supporters of extremist Islamic State in refugee camps in Greece, Protothema reports.

“If the Afghans learn that I am Yezidi they will burn me alive. They do not see us as people,” says Kairy Zambri, staring uncomfortably at the caravan window where he lives.

Since last December he has been staying at the Malakasa refugee camp with his wife Zahir and his three daughters. There are hundreds of migrants and refugees from Afghanistan and Syria living in the camp.

At the end of September, bloody clashes between Afghans and Syrians in Malakasa led to the death of a 31-year-old Syrian man and injured eight more refugees. Dozens were arrested by the police.

The small hosting centre accepts too many asylum seekers, many of whom are housed in tents until more permanent housing measures are put in place.

37-year-old Zambri told Deutsche Welle (DW) that neither the police outside the camp, nor the army from a nearby army camp intervened in the clashes. As he says, he and his family live in fear, just like the other three Yezidi families who are hosted in Malakasa….

While hoping to find peace in Greece, it seems that the opposite is the case. “Many people here are from the Daesh (Arabic name for the Islamic State) from which we tried to escape,” says 29-year-old Hussein Kider.

At the Malakasa refugee centre it is said that the man who killed the Syrian refugee at the end of September was a member of ISIS. “They call us unbelievers”, says Ilhan, the wife of Cynder.

She says a Syrian woman, whose village was occupied by the extremists, warned her not to speak badly about ISIS “because there are many members here”….

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