Five (Musel-)men have been arrested on suspicion of murder over the deaths of dozens of migrants on an overcrowded ship trying to reach Italy. Â The arrested men are accused of stabbing, assaulting and throwing overboard some 60 migrants.Â The suspects include two Moroccans, a Syrian, a Saudi Arabian and a Palestinian.
Authorities rescued more than 550 people on the ship over the weekend after it got into trouble as it tried to sail from Libya to Sicily.
Refugee advocate Pamela Curr wants us to learn from Italy:
In fact, Curr’s numbers are way out. Following Italy’s lead would mean taking in more than 400 boat people every day:
The Italian navy rescued 824 migrants from North Africa who were trying to make it to the European nation during the night…Â Since the beginning of the year, Italy has received 80,791 immigrants coming mainly from North African countries.
In fact, following Italy’s lead would mean facilitating horror. Last week:
The migrants are thought to have died from poisonous carbon monoxide fumes emitted by the old boat’s engine…
On Friday, Ansa reported that migrants that had been rescued by a merchant ship earlier in the week had spoken of a shipwreck in which between 40 and 60 people are thought to have drowned, but Italian authorities have not confirmed this.
In fact, following Italy’s lead would mean encouraging the brutal in cross your borders. This week:
About 561 surviving migrants on the boat were rescued and brought to the Sicilian city of Messina on Sunday.
Survivors say a life-or-death fight broke out over the weekend when those who were riding in the vessel’s hold, suffocating from heat and a lack of oxygen, desperately tried to find room on the packed deck.
To keep the migrants below the deck, the five men indiscriminately stabbed and assaulted an estimated 60 of their fellow migrants before throwing them overboard, according to police…
Twenty-nine bodies were later recovered from the hold of what had been a badly overcrowded fishing boat…
According to the testimony of “numerous” migrants, the five men – two Moroccans, a Saudi Arabian, a Syrian and a Palestinian – “randomly” assaulted dozens with knives and their fists, throwing overboard their victims as friends and relatives watched, police said.
Never mind the consequences, admire the compassion!
Before Barack Hussein Obama came to power, Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi was aggressively blocking the tidal wave of mostly Muslim illegal aliens heading for Europe from sub-Saharan Africa and repatriating them back to Africa. TCNÂ When Barack Obama started bombing Libya and arming Al-Qaeda backed ,ihadists, Gaddafi said “if I go down, Europe goes black.”Now, […]Read more of this post
Private jets, restaurants, luxury hotels: the good life of senior Hamas officials
Hamas leaders are facing criticism inside and outside of Gaza for enjoying a comfortable lifestyle while Gazans suffer.
AsÂ reported recentlyÂ in Ynet, Hamas has millions in assets, and it seems that the wealth extends to day-to-day life as well as investments and fat bank accounts. For them, life is about private jets and luxury, not war planes and hunger.Hamas leaders have been often seen in recent days talking about the suffering of the residents of Gaza. But while most Palestinians are faced with shortages and restrictions on movement in the Gaza Strip, this is far from the case for officials from Hamas, which has been the de facto ruler there since throwing out political rivals Fatah in 2007.Â More here.Â (thanks to the Tundra Tabloids)