To prevent the overloaded boats from Tunisia and Libya headed for Lampedusa from capsizing, young males on board have been throwing the women overboard, most of whom apparently drowned. This could partly explain the virtual absence of any women among the Tunisian masses invading Lampedusa every day now.
Le Figaro –(H/T Paulo)–(Looks like Muammar Gaddafi is making good on his vow to turn Europe black by allowing tens of thousands of Muslim freeloaders to pass through Libya on their way to Europe, instead of returning them to their home countries as he had been doing for years)
All exclusively young men, rather poor and rarely speaking, tell the same story. As Tarek, 20, left there twenty days of Kairouan. “We were packed in 150 in a boat designed for 60, says the boy. During the trip to Lampedusa, twelve girls were thrown into the sea.”
Then I was transferred to Sicily, I escaped and took the train.But now I have no money, so tonight I’m going too the beach. “Most want to go to France, Belgium, the Netherlands or Scandinavia, confirms Gaetano Scullino, the mayor came oversee operations.This is why we must solve the problem with Europe, it is not only France and Italy. “
Meanwhile, the elected official has taken responsibility. “It was the image of our city and the tranquility of my constituents, but it was mostly a humanitarian issue, we could not sit back!” And while his city was the scene of a Saturday demonstration in support of Tunisian immigrants, in which regional organizations of the extreme left have called for the opening of the French border, Gaetano Scullino already feared more. “Since the government has decided to empty Lampedusa , thousands of Tunisians have escaped the Apulian, and they will come here! “