Italian police; Muslim boat people threw Christians overboard, feared dead

Italian Coast Guard (photo: public domain).
Italian Coast Guard (photo: public domain).

With Italy being hammered by an “unprecedented” wave of illegal immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East flooding the country, Italian police are investigating accusations that passengers from latest rescued boatload have actually murdered fellow passengers based on their being Christians. As reported by the Associated Press (via Yahoo News) on April 16, 2015, Sicilian police have arrested 15 African Muslims of killing 12 fellow Africans of murder by throwing them overboard. According to the handful of Christians who survived, the 12 were killed based on nothing more than their profession of faith to Christ.

As cited by CBS News on April 15, 2015, the Italian Coast Guard has made public that in the four days prior to the CBS report, a full 10,000 illegal immigrants have been picked up by both the Guardia Costiera and the Italian Navy on the high seas attempting to make it to the Italian Peninsula. With many European nations dealing with unemployment woes of their own, many consider the European Union of already waving the white flag of surrender. As the EU’s Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos was quoted as stating “The unprecedented influx of migrants at our borders, and in particular refugees, is unfortunately the new norm and we will need to adjust our responses accordingly.”

Meanwhile, police in the Sicilian city of Palermo have arrested 15 people suspected the high seas homicide. Reportedly while police were interviewing tearful surviving Christians from Nigeria and Ghana, it was then the murders were revealed.

During the crossing which originated from Libya, the Nigerian and Ghanian Christians were threatened with being thrown overboard by some 15 other Muslim passengers from the Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali and Guinea Bissau. According to the police statement, the threat was finally carried out and the 12 were “pushed overboard”. The report further specified the motive was that the victims “professed the Christian faith while the aggressors were Muslim.” It was also brought to light that the surviving Christians managed to stay aboard by forming a “human chain” to resist the Mohammedan assault.

With tens of thousands of illegal immigrants descending upon Italy for decades, the Cardinal Emeritus of Bologna, Giacomo Cardinal Biffi faced howls of condemnation in 2007 when he openly and matter-of-factly opined that it would “be better for Italy to welcome Christian immigrants over Muslim immigrants”. To further exacerbate the situation, the Catholic prelate also took heat for referring to leftist journalists as “rats”.