If hundreds of thousands of Europeans jumped on boats and sailed across the Mediterranean Sea to Africa, without papers or formal immigration papers, the world’s liberals would be screaming “colonization”—but when Africans do it, they are only “migrants” and “asylum seekers.”
The latest sinking of an African invader boat off the island of Lampedusa has once again highlighted the full-scale invasion of Europe underway by Africans and other Third Worlders who are illegally entering Europe to get away from their own self-inflicted disaster zones masquerading as “countries.”
The controlled media, of course, refuses to acknowledge this invasion for what it is, and has a strict policy of referring only to “immigrants” or “migrants”—as if the invaders are just somehow ordinary people who have a slightly peculiar way of entering Europe.
The BBC, for example, referred to the latest “Lampedusa migrant boat tragedy” in its coverage of the sinking of the overloaded and unseaworthy vessel in which it is estimated that more than 230 invaders perished.
The European Commission has now officially proposed that member states pay for a “Mediterranean-wide search and rescue mission” to try and help the invaders even more.
EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem’s spokesman told the BBC that the “search and rescue operation would help better tracking, identification and rescue of boats, especially migrants’ boats.”
Of course, if the flow were the other way—that is, if hundreds of thousands of Europeans crammed into dingy unseaworthy boats and flooded across the Mediterranean, and once there, demanded that the African states provide them with food, clothing shelter, money and welfare—these same EU officials would doubtless be calling for criminal prosecutions for those who broke every law by their irresponsible and illegal actions.
But, it seems, when third Worlders anywhere invade European territories, they are exempt from all normal laws and standards, and only those who oppose the invasion of European states are the “criminals.”
* Between 1 January and 30 September this year, 30,100 invaders reached Italy on boats from North Africa, the UN’s refugee agency UNHCR has reported.
The biggest groups were from Syria (7,500 in total), Eritrea (7,500) and Somalia (3,000).
Lampedusa’s normal population is just 6,000 and its migrant reception centre has a capacity of just 250.
In its report on illegal migration to the EU in 2012 Frontex said Libya was the main departure point for migrants heading across the Mediterranean to Italy.
But in 2011 there was a surge in migrant boats arriving from Tunisia, because of the “Arab Spring” uprising which toppled the country’s president. More than 64,000 Tunisians came ashore in Italy and Malta that year.