The Italian president of the northern Italian region of Lombardy has said he will no longer allow any migrants to enter the region following the huge rise in Muslim illegal alien trafficking to Italy.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Maria J) In comments supported by other senior leaders in the region, Roberto Maroni, former leader of the right-wing Lega Nord, said he had told mayors and other officials in Lombardy to refuse the central government’s demand for the settling of Muslim illegal aliens in the region.
Maroni, who has been the region’s president since February 2013, has reinforced his demand by threatening to cut the funding to any municipalities who disobey his banning order.
Veneto regional president Luca Zaia, has already shown his support for Maroni’s views. The fellow right-wing supporter said that the Muslim invader problem was ‘like a bomb ready to go off.’
The news comes after European warships reportedly rescued up to 6,000 Muslim illegal aliens in the Mediterranean, attempting to cross into Europe over the weekend.
Maroni took to social media to get the verdict on his radical solution to the influx of Muslims arriving to Italy.
Asking whether it was right ‘that Lombardy mayors must refuse to welcome clandestine illegals’, the regional president’s statement was openly backed by many of his supporters.
According to AFP, Veneto regional president Luca Zaia supported Maroni because ‘the social tensions are absolutely crazy’ in the regions affected by massive illegal alien invasion of Italy.
Giovanni Toti, who was only recently elected president of the northern region of Liguria, was also quick to back Maroni’s hardline anti-illegal immigration stance, commenting: ‘We will not receive any more invaders.’
Similar views were expressed by mayors in southern region of Sicily, where vast numbers of illegal aliens have targeted as their gateway into Europe.
Once the biggest opposition party in Italy,Lega Nord (meaning Northern League) has historically aimed to turn Italy into a federalist state with a tough attitude to illegal immigration.
Led by Matteo Salvini, the right-wing party made gains in recent elections, emphasizing a tough approach to illegal immigration.
Maroni’s anti-illegal immigration comments come after 1,200 Muslim invaders were rescued by HMS Bukwark at various points along the Libyan coast at the weekend.
They were plucked from nine vessels – six of them rubber dinghies – set adrift off the coast as ministers fear half a million more people are waiting to make the trip, all hoping to be rescued by the military.
As those rescued clambered aboard HMS Bulwark in the Mediterranean, many took the opportunity to disclose the harrowing journey they had faced since fleeing the country. One of those rescued said: ‘It was no problem.’ Others said they felt like they had been in hell.
Yasin, 29, from Islamabad, Pakistan, summed up many of the Muslim illegals’ feelings. She said: ‘The Royal Navy has saved my life. I want to live in Europe because I feel safe here.
‘Libya is very dangerous. I have lost my money I have lost my government. I don’t know what Italy can do for me so I need to see if I will stay there.’
Already this year, over 76,000 migrants have made the 260-mile crossing to Europe – 40,000 of them are now in Italy. Over the weekend at least 4,000 people were rescued by 11 different European vessels.