The new Italian government—which contains that country’s first African minister—is a “bonga bonga government,” outspoken Northern League Member of European Parliament Mario Borghezi, said.
The MEP, whose party formed a coalition with the previous Italian government under Silvio Berlusconi, added that Congo-born citizen Cecile Kyenge, appointed as Italy’s “integration minister,” was going to “impose tribal traditions” and that Africans had “not produced great genes.”
Kyenge has said she wants legislation—which the Northern League strongly opposes—that would allow children born in Italy to immigrant parents to get automatic citizenship instead of waiting until they are 18 to apply.
The comments have of course produced an expected uproar, but seem to reflect a common feeling among many Italian voters.
A massive spike in Third World immigration has seen the population of Italy increase to an all-time high of over 60 million in 2008. Official government figures in 2005 said there were 3.7 million legal immigrants in Italy (an increase of 21.6 percent in one year). That figure represented 6.2 percent of the overall population.
However, the next year, another 700,000 were added to that figure, and the numbers are increasing to the point where, combined with the native natural Italian decline, the foreign-born population is set to be well above 10 million within the next decade.
These figures do not, of course, include illegal immigrants, who, in 2006, were estimated to be “between 670,000 and two million.” Italy’s long and porous coastline makes it an easy target for people smuggling, which has become that country’s single greatest security problem.
In Padua, the Third World immigrant crime wave forced the center-left city council to order the building in 2006 of a steel wall around run-down apartment blocks housing an estimated 1500 illegal immigrants (“clandestini”). There is only one way into the complex, through a police checkpoint, where uniformed officers inspect everyone coming and going.
The building of the wall was sparked by an outbreak of street fighting between Nigerian and Moroccan drug gangs, when hundreds clashed with knives and machetes. The socialist mayor of Padua described it as an “enclosure” needed to help tackle the drug dealers.
Padua has a population of 205,000, of whom some 70,000 are recent migrants. According to the local authority, one in three of the newborns in the city are now of foreign origin.
In many Italian cities, including Rome, Brescia, Milan, Padua, and Prato, Third World immigrants already account for more than 10 percent of the population.
Italy now has well in excess of one million Muslims, drawn from North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Muslim communities in the Balkans.
Bearing in mind that the native Italian population has for all practical purposes stopped reproducing, it is not far-fetched to predict that, unless this situation is reversed, many of the Italian cities will be Islamified within the next three decades.
A study conducted by the Turin-based Centro Federico Peirone in 2001–2002 showed that the family size of arrivals from Arab Muslim countries remained at an average of six—compared to a native Italian average of 1.3 children.
The increased Third World immigration problem has been reflected in Italy’s prison population. In 2006, some 20,000 people out of the 55,000 prisoners serving sentences or awaiting trial in Italian jails were officially described as “foreigners”— overwhelmingly Third World in origin.
* Data in this article has been extracted from the book The Immigration Invasion: How Third World Immigration is Destroying the First World and What Must be Done About to Stop it.