Last Updated on March 14, 2020
A young migrant vying to get into Europe says “I want you dead” while making threatening finger gestures to the cameramen in a video circulating Facebook.
The young man appears to be at a refugee camps, surrounded by other migrants in warm clothing, where the interview takes place.
Several heart-wrenching articles about the abject conditions experienced by displaced migrants around Europe are often published by the mainstream press.
However, the latest developments at the Greek-Turkish border have been under-reported or eclipsed by the growing coronavirus pandemic which has led to several countries to implement severe travel restrictions and to close their borders.
In the footage, the animated young migrant makes finger gun gestures to his head and a decapitation gesture in venting his rage.
Although some of what is said is unintelligible, the young man mentions “Morocco” before shouting “I want you dead! I want you dead!” while making the aggression gestures.
Many question marks, in the past five years, have arisen since the dawn of the migrant crisis surrounding the topic of assimilation and potential conflict.
The bloody November 2015 Bataclan terror attack was made possible as a few of the perpetrators were able to ride the coat tails of the migrant crisis, entering Europe on fake passports.
Following the brutal attack, a few of the perpetrators were able to sneak across the French border into Brussels, where they camped out at the sympathetic neighborhood of Molenbeek for the best part of two months.
Now, Central Europe has backed Greece in preventing the flow of tens of thousands of migrants dumped in the Eastern Mediterranean after Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the borders in retaliation for a European strike which amounted in the highest number of Turkish casualties in Syria since the beginning of their occupation.