Madrid’s so-called shocking Roma slum shames Spanish capital

Just 12 kilometres (seven miles) from downtown Madrid, hundreds of Romanian Roma are living without running water or toilets in conditions that are almost third world, a lawyer working with the community has told The Local.
Madrid’s El Gallinero neighbourhood is a world away from the bustling streets of the city centre. Rubbish litters the streets while armies of rodents and insects infest the temporary shacks that make up the slum.

The area is home to around 300 Romanian Roma children and their families in conditions that “represent a grave violation of their human rights” according to the charity Save the Children, which has just published a report on the area together with the Family Institute at Madrid’s Pontificia Comillas University.

Just some of the basic human rights violated include “the right to a decent home, water and sanitation as well as to social assistance, education or healthcare”, according to the report…


If they don’t living like that, why do they do so? No, I am not buying the ‘prejudice’ angle — there are now people from all over the world living in Europe and I refuse to believe that Roma are unique victims of prejudice.

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  • The Goat

    They are violating their own human rights.

    • Justin

      If Jesus was on Earth today, He would really FEEL more at home with a large Roma family living in the slums than a white “high class” Western “partners” living in a mansion.

  • Uncle_Waspy

    The slums are the result of their own crappy impoverished culture.

  • Petr

    This is noting, Google pictures: “Lunik 9”
    They were given everything (apartments, food, healthcare) and this is the result.
    Rats in human form.

    • Pete_Brewster

      Lunik 9 was built on the ruins of a gypsy village torn down to make way for “modern” living quarters for them well away from white Slovaks. Husak must have expected them to be grateful. In those days, when mooching in Britain wasn’t an option, they probably were.

      Let’s face it—only two groups of people who lived better than they ever could have in a free society. One was the Politburo. The other were the gypsies. No wonder they were the only ones who wept when Ceauşescu was overthrown and killed. Guaranteed non-jobs and freebies for having the six brats your mate was going to pop out anyway because you’re too macho to control yourself? What a deal!

      (All those poor Romanian orphans? Gypsy children popped out so mama and tata could qualify for freebies with no intention of caring for them. No white Romanian in his right mind would adopt them. Turned loose in 1990, they’ve been more than their share of Romania’s beggars and thieves ever since.)

      • Justin

        Hey. Listen:

        If Jesus was on Earth today, He would really, really FEEL more at home with a large Roma family living in the slums than a white “high class” Western “partners” living in a mansion. Remember Jesus was a beggar! He said of himself: “…Foxes have holes and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head….” (9:58).

        • Frau Katze

          But they don’t have to be poor. It’s a choice. I’m not so sure on the Christian attitude here.

          • Justin

            You could very, very, very wealthy and materially rich
            but extrrrreeemely poor in spiritual and cultural ways.

            Don’t you see tens of thousands of materially rich celebrities and other Westerners who are committing suicide each year with millions of dollars sitting in banks? Why do you think these people are killing themselves if money, jewelry, sex, mansions and cars will make human beings happy???Why are their miserable lives SO empty, meaningless and totally hopeless???

            Jesus said “…Man shall not live on bread alone (material things) but on every word that comes from the mouth of God or (spiritual things). (St. Mathew 4:4).

            There is HUGE deception that is controlling the world today, especially the Western world. That DECEPTION says, Happiness comes from material things or material wealth whereas the TRUE Happiness comes from “…Seeking the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and All necessities of life will also be given as well…” ST. Mathew 6:33

    • Justin

      Hey. Listen:

      If Jesus was on Earth today, He would really, really, really FEEL more at home with a large Roma family living in the slums than with a white “high class” Western “genderless partners” living in a mansion. Remember Jesus was a beggar who said of himself: “…Foxes have holes and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head….” (9:58).

  • Pete_Brewster

    Even the old Spanish Gypsies hate the Romanians, I hear.

  • john700

    Achtung! Achtung!

    “Canada is changing its legislation in order to alleviate the visa regime and
    abolish visas for citizens of all EU countries, according to Foreign
    Minister John Baird.”

    http://www.novinite.com/articles/165240/John+Baird%3A+Canada+Is+Preparing+To+Lift+Visas+for+EU+Citizens

    That means that gypsies from Romania and Bulgaria will soon arrive en masse in Canada.