‘Immigrants Sub-Humans’ says neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Female MP as Police Collusion Row Intensifies
Greece’s Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias has threatened to sue The Guardian over the allegations of torture against Greek police. A Golden Dawn MP sparked a wave of criticism after she referred to immigrants as “sub-humans” carrying “all sorts of diseases,” during a parliamentary session in Athens. Meanwhile Greece top security officer denied allegations of collusion between police and the neo-Nazi party. Eleni Zaroulia, the wife of the Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos, ranted against immigrants, as the parliament was discussing a law to grant vote to Greeks living abroad. Zaroulia lashed out complaining that immigrants in Greece have the right to vote in local elections, while Greeks abroad still have to return to their homeland to cast a ballot, as they are not allowed to do so via mail or other means. “It is unacceptable that they [Greeks abroad] are assimilated to this kind of sub-humans who have invaded our fatherland with the all sorts of diseases that they lug around,” she said triggering the loud support of the other 17 golden dawn MPs that were elected in June, news agency Ana reported. Zaroulia is a member of the Greek parliament delegation to Strasbourg’s Council of Europe’s Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination. Growing Racist Violence Apart from xenophobic rhetoric, Golden Dawn extremists have been recently involved in a series number of race-related attacks on immigrants and human rights activists.