In the first major test of his declared policy of halting the Third World invasion of Europe, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has refused permission for the fake “charity” ship the Aquarius to dock in any Italian port and unload its cargo of 629 African invaders who got a free ride across the Mediterranean Sea on that vessel.
“We are shutting the ports. STOP the crappy business of illegal immigration,” Salvini announced on Twitter.
Some of the African invaders picked up off the North African coast by the Aquarius and which are now trying to land in Italy. Image from the Aquarius’s Twitter feed.
UPDATE: The #Aquarius has now received instructions from the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre to standby in our current position which is 35 nautical miles from #Italy and 27 nautical miles from #Malta.
— MSF Sea (@MSF_Sea) June 10, 2018
At time of writing, the Aquarius—which is run by the “SOS Méditerranée” organization—reported on Twitter that it had received instructions from the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre to standby in its “current position which is 35 nautical miles from Italy and 27 nautical miles from Malta.”
According to Italian media, Salvini, as Minister of the Interior, and Transport Minsiter Danilo Toninelli—a member of Salvini’s coalition partner Five Star Movement—issued a joint statement calling on Malta to take in the Africans.
On Saturday, two different NGO boats arrived in Pozzallo and Reggio Calabria with more than 400 African invaders pretending to be refugees—a group to which Malta had denied entry, even though it was the “safest” point closest to the place where the invaders had been picked up.
“If someone thinks that there will be a repeat of another summer with landings, without me moving a finger, that’s not going to happen, I will not be watching,” Salvini said after being informed of the landings on Saturday after they had happened.
News of the Aqaurius’ load of invaders then reached Salvini, leading him to call on Malta to at the very least take them.
Malta however refused once again.
“In the Mediterranean there are ships with flag of Holland, Spain, Gibraltar and Great Britain. There are German and Spanish NGOs, there is Malta that does not accept anyone, there is France which rejects [invaders] at the border, there is Spain defending its borders with weapons,” Salvini wrote on Facebook.
“I say to the whole of Europe, mind your own business,” he continued.
“From today, Italy also begins to say no to trafficking in human beings, no to the business of illegal immigration. My goal is to guarantee a peaceful life to these kids in Africa and our children in Italy,” Salvini added.
Salvini has accused the “charities” of acting as a “taxi service” for the migrants and on Friday, he called on Nato to help Italy defend its southern shores.
The Aquarius case will be the first real test case to see if Salvini has the political will—and backing—to follow through completely on his election promise to halt and reverse the African invasion of Europe.