“Europe will urgently need these migrants to take care of aged Europeans, who have neglected to produce enough children to do the job.”–Â EU Commissioner for Internal Affairs,Â Cecilia Malmstrom
Around 300 persons assail the fence, 6 metres high, at the one spot where it does not have a double layout It is the second assault occurring within two days. (Vlad Tepes has more)
Bombs Rock Nigeria
Abuja: More than 35 people were killed overnight following a series of bomb blasts in the northeastern Nigeria by the radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram.
Lampedusa and Malta take in African migrants–BBC
More below the fold……
“This is not the first time that Boko Haram [has] used rocket-propelled grenades,”–
“Nothing to do with Islam”
- Boko Haram Was Never Part of us – Darul Islam
- BBC News – Nigerian officials arrested for Boko Haram attacks
Sharia in action in Mali:
- Teenage girl gets 60 lashes for speaking to men
- Islamic supremacists taking names of unmarried mothers, eyeing future stonings
- UN official says human rights abuses “systematic” under Sharia in Mali
It’s funny how we always hear in the U.S. that Sharia is benign and that to outlaw it would be to interfere with Muslim religious practice. And yet every time Sharia is implemented anywhere in the world, it is anything but benign. No one in the mainstream media ever seems to notice, however.
“Islamists beat people, seize amulets at north Mali market,” from theÂ Associated Press, October 16
How could these democratically minded, pluralist “moderates” do such a thing? The State Department analysts must be completely stymied.
As Egypt’s liberal and secular activists erupted with anger accusing the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to take over the country, former US Senate foreign policy analyst James Jatras tells RT that Egypt is on its way to becoming a caliphate.
“Morsi and the Brotherhood had triumphed much quicker than anybody expected, and no one should doubt what their intentions are: strict enforcement of Sharia and the recreation of the caliphate,”Â Jatras says.
“The Jews have…spread corruption on earth, spilled the blood of believers and in their actions profane holy places, including their own …Â [Badie called on Arabs to confront Israel] “…through Holy Jihad, high sacrifices and all forms of resistance. … Zionists only understand the language of force and will not relent without duress.” â€” Mohammed Badie, in Egypt’s Official Government-OwnedÂ Al AhramÂ Newspaper,Â 11 October 2012–Read more…
The African Invasion
More than 400 African migrants have arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa over the past three days.
Over the weekend Italian coast guards rescued around 350 migrants – mostly from Tunisia and sub-Saharan Africa – near Lampedusa from two boats. A further 81 arrived on Monday.
Maltese authorities also rescued 80 migrants on an overcrowded dinghy.
Lampedusa and Malta are the nearest gateways to Europe for thousands of African migrants.
Lampedusa lies about 80 miles (120km) from Tunisia, while Malta is about 220 miles (355km) from the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Many of the migrants arrive on overburdened and poorly equipped wooden boats.
OverwhelmedOn Tuesday Italian media reported that two policemen were taken to hospital after being injured in protests by a group of 14 Tunisian migrants in the town of Ragusa on Sicily.
The men were being held at a detention centre in Ragusa when they climbed the roof and began throwing glass and other objects, according to Italian news website Adnkronos.
Last year tens of thousands of refugees fled the uprisings in Tunisia and Libya by sea, overwhelming Lampedusa and Italian immigration services.
A large number of Somalis also try to leave Africa via the Mediterranean, to escape conflict and famine.
Last week about 160 migrants from Somalia and Eritrea were seized by Malta’s navy, who also recovered two bodies from the sea.
In April, a Somali athlete who competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics reportedly drowned when the boat she was travelling in sank.
Samia Yusuf Omar was trying to cross from Libya to Italy.