Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Spain: Knife-wielding Muslim migrant tries to force his way into Spanish enclave

(Melilla) Whilst the Spanish keep on banging on about Gibraltar and how they want it back, they keep forgetting they signed it over in 1713 with the Treaty of Utrecht, a treaty signed in their favour which ended the War of the Spanish Succession and 13 years of war against Spain by the rest of Europe. Anyway, whilst Spain has no problem opining over Gibraltar, it remains very quiet on its 6 similar enclaves in North Africa, all of which are larger than Gibraltar. However, whenever these are brought up, the Spanish simply state that they belong to Spain and are not up for discussion. (Oh look, there’s that ‘H’ word.) As these enclaves are deemed part of Spain, economic migrants target them on the understanding that once they make it across the border, they are granted asylum and thus whisked across the water to Spain proper in which to start a new life courtesy of the EU.

Usually, these people try on mass in which to cross the border fence. But today, a different method was attempted by one person. He (Moroccan) simply walked through the customs entry point waving a knife and shouting 'Allahu Ackba!' until he was apprehended and no doubt given sanctuary in Europe. (It's now come out in the wash that he tried to sneak into the enclave a few days ago.) Police have dismissed any terrorist motive and are claiming he has mental health issues. (No doubt to be treated at the expense of the Spanish tax payer on the Spanish mainland.) What I can't understand is why nobody simply shot him. Instead, they messed around, resulting in a policeman getting injured.