More than 5,000 African "migrants" have been picked up by the Italian navy in the past 48 hours

Why not call them ‘guest workers’, or ‘tomato harvesters’.  ‘Cultural enrichers’ is getting old, and we already have enough rocket scientists. But according to Cecilia Malmstroem, EU Commissioner for Internal Affairs, “Europe will urgently need these migrants to take care of aged Europeans, who have neglected to produce enough children to do the job.”

There has been a significant jump in the numbers of migrants making the journey from North Africa to Europe [AP]

More than 5,000 migrants have been picked up by the Italian navy in the past 48 hours in several rescue operations between Sicily and North Africa.

On Monday, about 30 bodies were found in one of the migrant boats, Italian news agencies reported, citing the navy and coastguard.

More from al Jizz:

The rescuers made the gruesome discovery when they boarded a fishing boat carrying around 590 refugees and migrants.

The immigrants apparently died of asphyxiation, the news agencies said. It is not the first time Italian rescuers have found migrants dead on the overcrowded boats, but never before had they found so many bodies in one boat.

The boat is being towed by the Italian navy and is expected to arrive later on Monday in Pozzallo on the southeast coast of Sicily.

Over the past weekend more than 1,600 migrants were rescued by Italian authorities, bringing the total number of migrants rescued so far this year to above 60,000.

The number is expected to soar past the record 63,000 set in 2011 during the Arab Spring uprisings.

Italy has long borne the brunt of migrants making the perilous crossing from North Africa to Europe, but the EU border agency, Frontex, says there has been a significant rise in numbers in recent months.

The last few weeks have seen a series of tragedies, with 10 people drowning and 39 having to be rescued after their boat sank off the Libyan coast earlier in June.

6 thoughts on “More than 5,000 African "migrants" have been picked up by the Italian navy in the past 48 hours”

  1. # “Europe will urgently need these migrants to take care of aged Europeans, who have neglected to produce enough children to do the job.”

    We were told to aim for zero population growth in the 1970s – limits to growth, peak oil, overpopulation … now we ‘neglected’ …

  2. “Europe will urgently need these migrants to take care of aged Europeans, who have neglected to produce enough children to do the job.”

    Are they still trying to sell that old lie? Thirty years of Census have provided irrefutable data, that a very large % of immigrants have been takers to the system rather than givers.

    @Mullah Lodabullah

    So, all those people they brought in to “work” have accelerated the bankruptcy of the Socialist dream.

    But, hey, the Socialist like to remind the immigrants during election time that they owe them (Socialists) a level of gratitude, because the other guys don’t want you here. See how generous we are!

    Spot on about the 70’s and zero population growth.

  3. This is the first time in the history of the world that the wealthy and productive cannot afford to reproduce and pass on their legacy because they are forced to subsidize feckless breeders of potential criminals and unemployed.

  4. @Ciccio,

    It is insane, that it has been engineered right under our noses by the elite Looter class that the worlds Producers are robbed of their wealth and time to just so we can subsidize the lifestyle of the Moocher class.

    It is even further insanity, that in same cases the moochers are living better than those who work (see the Sheiks previous article about the Whinging Jihadi complaining that the British government raided his parents 1 million + council house.) Whilst the Producers deliberately curtail their opportunity to have more children. It is obscene that the taxpayers are expected to pay for someone else’s children, especially when they knowingly understand that without the state’s assistance they could not afford the care of their own offspring.

    IMHO, the government should only pay for the first child only and 1.5 of the second child and zero for any further child. If those working limit their child production due to a limited economy, then why shouldn’t the feckless?

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