Mass immigration into Europe means the immigration of some old conflicts, too:
A vast demographic experiment – one that cannot be unwound – is now producing its results.
Coming in through the back door:
Italy’s Mediterranean Sea mission, which has rescuedÂ more than 90,000 migrants in the past year, will go on, the prime minister said on Friday…
Italy has repeatedly called for the European Union to contribute more to its Mare Nostrum, or “Our Sea”, search-and-rescue mission, which costs the navy 9 million euros a month to run. So far, member states have not stepped up…
Mare Nostrum began after more than 360 men, women and children drowned when their boat capsized a mile off the Italian island of Lampedusa…. It drew international media attention and led Pope Francis and human rights organisations to call for more global attention to the plight of migrants.
That conspicuous compassion had exactly the same deadly price as we saw here:
A record 3,072 migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean in rickety boats so far this year, against some 2,360 in 2013, the International Organisation for Migration said on Monday.
And, of course, there will be the friction involved in trying to absorb tens of thousands of people largely from tribal cultures and and a militant faith.