German photographer Rebecca Somer was in Moria when the migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos went up in flames recently. German anti-facist NGOs were allegedly responsible for the arson.
Greek news outlet Thestival reported how Sommer recorded what was happening at the Moria migrant camp. On September 10, Sommer also gave a telephone interview to the German online magazine, Tichys Einblick in which she revealed the suspicious role of NGOs and how the arson of the migrant camp had been meticulously organised.
According to Sommer, the presence of jihadist groups was revealing, with weapons circulating in the camp.
While an attempt was made to blame the residents of the island for the migrant camp fire, Sommer says a man and a woman from a German NGO along with Afghans and Arabs were reportedly lighting the fires near the tents. Illegal migrants were informed in advance to gather their belongings and leave as several outbreaks of fire erupted simultaneously.
“Firefighters and volunteers sit outside the migrant camp and wait to intervene if necessary. Many times during the weeks I was on the island there were fires. Most of the asylum seekers here in Moria show no respect and are extremely aggressive towards the police. Monday afternoon was particularly bad. The firefighters’ attempt to extinguish the fire was violently thwarted,” she told Tichys Einblick.
“Residents of the surrounding villages are worried because some of those who left the Reception Center are violent and armed. They circulate in groups of five or ten people,” she added. “There are also rumors of weapons from Erdogan’s army.”
“There are a lot of jihadists here, strictly pious Muslims, even the Taliban. You can distinguish them from their Taliban clothes. It is a very specific way of dressing. They were shown to me by the residents of the camp,” she explained.
According to Sommer, the NGO Seawatch is involved not only in human trafficking but also in drug trafficking. “Seawatch Antifa provides migrants with regular passports – illegally of course – so that they can then use the passports to leave the island and travel to the country with drugs in their luggage.”
“I’m ashamed to be German here,” Sommer said. “There are an incredible number of German NGOs that behave as if they were the masters of this island and this country. I heard from two Germans that they even used drones to spy on a Greek military base and were arrested last week for that.”
The photographer said Syrians were almost non-existent with many of the ostensibly affluent migrants coming from Africa instead. But “the vast majority we have here are Afghans, mainly from the Hazaras, who are also the main group of Afghans in Germany. Young boys with modern haircuts and mobile phones and often with stylish clothes.”