Speaking to Sky News, Prince Charles said: “As a result of the (barbaric) actions of Somali Muslim pirates, there hasn’t been any fishing there for the last 10 or 15 years.” (Because fishermen are too frightened of the Somali terrorists to go to sea there) “And from that there has been a fantastic explosion of bigger and bigger fish.”
UK Daily Mail Prince Charles’ latest remarks have sparked outrage after he claimed pirates have been ‘fantastic’ for marine life because fisherman were too scared to do their job. The 68-year-old royal said there had been a ‘fantastic explosion’ of bigger fish off the coast of Somalia due to the lack of activity in the sea.
His comments came after delivering a keynote speech at the Our Ocean Conference in Malta, which came on the same day that he released a rehabilitated turtle back into the wild.
Prince Charles has been lambasted for his comments by former SAS trooper and anti-piracy expert Phil Campion and former solider Stephen Beardsley, who faced pirates in the Indian Ocean.
Former SAS trooper and anti-piracy expert Phil Campion said:“These are nasty gangs doing extreme harm, not worrying about life. “There’s a few extra fish. “Compare that to people’s lives lost, it’s insensitive.”
Former soldier Stephen Beardsley, who faced pirates in the Indian Ocean, said: “They aren’t friendly, never mind environmentally friendly.” Western ships are now forced to carry guards on board. Somali pirates have made millions of dollars in hostage ransoms in recent past years.
Earlier this year, Somali pirates hijacked a commercial ship after pretending to beg for water. An oil tanker crewed by eight Sri Lankans was boarded by armed pirates near Somalia’s lawless northern coast.
During their peak years, Somali pirates earned hundreds of millions of dollars in randoms but western boats have now been forced to carry armed guards on board.
He attacked the damaging effects of the ‘throw-away, convenience lifestyles of many around the world’, which sees eight million tonnes of plastic waste entering seas and oceans each year.
He also criticised ‘perverse’ global fisheries subsidies, which encourage excessive and unregulated fishing, further depleting stocks.
America has been at war with Islam in the region of Somalia, starting with the war against the Barbary (which comes from ‘barbaric’) Muslim pirates a year after the nation was born.
Much more about the SOMALI MUSLIM PIRATES HERE