Banksy-Funded Rescue Vessel Evacuated After Distress Call
Authorities on the Italian Mediterranean island of Lampedusa are calling for urgent help after mass migrant arrivals over the weekend pushed its hotspots to the brink of collapse.
“Lampedusa is no longer able to cope with this situation,” mayor Totò Martello told Italian news agency ANSA.
“Either the government takes immediate decisions or the whole island will go on strike. We cannot manage the emergency and the situation is now really unsustainable,” he said.
Around 370 migrants disembarked on Saturday night on the southern Italian island.
Their boat was spotted off the coast by the Italian Coastguard and was at risk of sinking due to strong winds.
The migrants, whose nationality is not yet known, disembarked in small groups before undergoing coronavirus tests and being transferred to a reception centre.
Italy’s coastguard on Saturday also transported 49 vulnerable migrants, mainly women and children, from Banksy’s “Louise Michel” rescue ship.
Another 500 migrants arrived on the overburdened island on Friday on “around 30 small boats mainly from the Tunisian coast”, news agency AFP said quoting Italian media.
Lampedusa now reportedly houses around 1,160 migrants, six times the amount of its maximum capacity.
Earlier this week Sicily’s governor Nello Musumeci ordered the closure of all migrant centres in the region after camps became too crowded to maintain social distancing measures and some migrants tested positive for COVID-19
“Sicily cannot continue to pay [for] the indifference of Brussels and the silence of Rome”, he said.
The decision was later overturned by a local administrative court (TAR).
That’s commendable & courageous.
The Charlie Hebdo editor has more balls than the entire western political elite and media.
There can be no freedom without freedom of speech.
French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo — whose almost whole editorial team was murdered by Islamist gunmen in 2015 — has reprinted a series of cartoons of Islam’s Mohammed to coincide with 13 people going on trial for the terror attack which targeted the publication.
Charlie Hebdo, which has long made its name in eviscerating all comers — showing no fear or favour — has reprinted a series of cartoons for which it is particularly known: depicting and satirising Islam’s Mohammed. The cartoons — which are prohibited in Islam as haram — were cited by the Muslim gunmen who attacked the offices of the newspaper in 2015, killing 12.
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In other news:
Report: £100 Million of Swedish Taxpayer Cash Went to Radical Islamic Groups https://t.co/0Q6TGvVbNL
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) August 29, 2020
…Minority-Owned Business in Flames
Voting for a lunatic like this costs lives…
No money for all the innocent victims of black on black violence in Chicago, but millions for a dead criminal with an endless rap sheet?
Oprah: America Cannot Move Forward Until ‘Racial Injustice’ and ‘Betrayal’ of Blacks Is Acknowledged
The hide & the hubris of this degenerate POS is breathtaking.
George Floyd overdosed on Fentanyl. Why are people still rioting?
Quid Pro Joe goes low.
He was indeed. But he was a good shot & he made use of his constitutional rights.
The food of Christians & Jews is halal for Mohammedans, Abu Hamza doesn’t have a case. But a bunch of clever shysters & a complicit, ignorant judiciary will probably succeed in getting the poor fella a private chef.
Moonbattery is strong even under Trump.
This day [all] good foods have been made lawful, and the food of those who were given the Scripture is lawful for you and your food is lawful for them.
Incarcerated Islamist Preacher Who Called for Murdering Jews Complains About Being Forced to Eat Kosher Food
A notorious Islamist preacher who was convicted of inciting the murder of Jews and is now incarcerated in a Colorado prison for supporting terrorism has filed a lawsuit because, among other things, he is allegedly being forced to eat kosher food.
Abu Hamza, who was born Mustafa Kamel Mustafa in Egypt, first became notorious as the head of the Finsbury Park Mosque in London. He was arrested in 2004 and charged with 16 offenses, among them antisemitic incitement to murder. He was convicted on 11 of the charges. Continue reading Abu Hamza Complains About “Being Forced to Eat Kosher Food”