Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson announced Sunday they’re officially citizens of Greece, prompting a whirlwind of internet rumors claiming the couple’s move was due to pedophilia being classified as a “disability” in the Mediterranean country.
Hanks and Wilson were featured in a photo shared on Instagram by Greece Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who stated the couple were now “proud Greek citizens!”
It didn’t take long, however, before conspiracy-minded netizens claimed to have honed in on a possible motive for the move by Hanks, who’s long been at the center of conspiracy theories asserting he’s a Jeffrey Epstein-esque billionaire pedophile.
A Greek hotel being used by the United Nations as an asylum center has been quarantined after 150 migrants and staff tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus, according to reports.
The U.N. International Organization for Migration has been using the Porto Heli hotel in Kranidi, Greece, as a ‘temporary accommodation facility’ for nearly 500 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa.
“The hostel is home to many single-parent families, coming mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon,” InfoMigrants reports. “The facility is managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).”
The American scientist found murdered on the Mediterranean island of Crete fought for her life against an attacker armed with a knife, according to a police source who spoke to ABC News on the condition of anonymity due to the ongoing investigation.
Evidence of Suzanne Eaton’s struggle, according to the police source, is based on substantial knife wounds to her body that were discovered during a forensic examination.
The wounds were described as “defensive” in nature.
Dozens were arrested in Lesbos, Greece, for erecting a large Christian metal cross reportedly meant to deter migrants from entering the region.
Thirty-five Greek citizens and one Albanian used two crane trucks early Sunday morning to place the cross near a major route that migrants use to enter Europe, the majority of which who are Muslim.
“…If they tear it (the cross), we’ll raise it again,” said a local. “They have to understand this is our land, this is our religion, and this is our symbol.”
The group was accused of “arbitrary occupation of public property” and illegally building on a site that is protected by archeological law.
They are scheduled to be brought to a local Prosecutor’s Office and the trucks used were seized and later returned to their owners.
RIOTERS torched cars and hurled flares at cops to mark the tenth anniversary of a ‘police brutality’ killing.
Hundreds of demonstrators marched through Athens in tribute to 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos, who was gunned down by officers in 2008.
‘Jihadist human traffickers’ slaughtered two women and a young girl in Evros Greece, local media say. Evros is near the Greek – Turkish border. Several points along it are being used as paths for human traffickers to sneak into Greece.
A few days ago a farmer whose field is 50 meters along the border, faced a horrible spectacle. Three young women were slaughtered near the river Evros, two of them were bound by the arms and legs, another victim was found 40 meters away.
He immediately called the police. The police officers found a military type knife near the bodies which was used by the murderer.
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As part of a bid to stay in power, Greece’s ruling Syriza coalition is moving to grant some 800,000 immigrants citizenship, which amounts to nearly one tenth of the native Greek population.
From The Gatestone Institute:
As Greece struggles with accelerating economic decline and an increasing lack of public faith in the political leadership, the ruling Syriza coalition appears to be adopting a strategy of garnering votes from immigrants by expediting their naturalization process.
According to a recent report in the Greek daily Parapolitika, Interior Minister Panos Skourletis is laying the groundwork to enable hundreds of thousands of immigrants to become citizens and vote in the next elections. Although the mandate of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ends in September 2019, some analysts have been predicting a call for elections by the end of 2018.
The Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos is overcrowded and conditions aren’t good, Greece’s news portal Iefimerida reported at the start of the year.
While the media and NGOs have heavily focused their reports on the plight women and children, they failed to mention why Greece could have good reasons to keep the camp isolated.
There are 162 unaccompanied children and 216 women in the Moria refugee camp; the total population of the camp is 5,206.
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