…..hoping to sneak into the UK across the English Channel! But, hey, I thought the Arab Spring was only bringing democracy and freedom to North Africa? And where are Wade Rathke and his community organizer buddies when you need them!
From the UK Telegraph:
In a filthy squat two miles from the entrance to the Channel Tunnel, Mohammed Yosif and his friends are hoping for a new life in Britain.
The 21-year-old is one of at least 40,000 to have fled to Europe as a result of the Arab Spring that has seen political unrest sweep north Africa.
Many are migrant workers from sub-Saharan Africa who now believe their lives are at risk, especially in Libya where the regime used black mercenaries to attack rebel forces.
A growing number have now arrived in France and are sleeping rough near ports in a bid to sneak into the UK or at the Gare du Nord Eurostar station in Paris.
“It is very difficult to get on the train, but I dream of England,” said Mohammed, who arrived in Calais on Tuesday after fleeing the war in Libya, where he was a migrant worker from Chad.
“Maybe I will hide, but I hope to find a way to get there somehow. England is a great country where I can have my human rights.” [Wait! I thought that is what all the revolution in North Africa was about—freedom, democracy, and human rights—ed]
Until he can sneak onto a lorry heading for Britain, he is living with up to 400 other migrants in a squalid, chaotic encampment nicknamed ‘Africa House.’
Read it all—poor Europe, poor England.