After “threatening to carry out a massacre,” the Senegalese-born Muslim driver set fire to a bus full of school children in the outskirts of Milan today in protest of Muslim illegal alien migrant-wannabes who have drowned due to the country’s hardline stance which began shutting its ports to all human trafficker vessels from Africa.
Reuters (h/t Liz) Thankfully, all the children managed to escape unhurt before the bus was engulfed in flames. Police said the driver was an Italian citizen of Senegalese origin.
“He shouted ‘Stop the deaths at sea, I’ll carry out a massacre’,” spokesman Marco Palmieri quoted the driver as telling police after his arrest.
Un senegalese è stato arrestato dopo aver sequestrato uno scuolabus con 51 studenti e dato fuoco al mezzo. L’uomo, italiano dal 2004 e con precedenti per ubriachezza e violenza sessuale, voleva uccidersi.“La faccio finita, vanno fermate le morti in mare". Nessun ragazzo ferito pic.twitter.com/i1adiwNXJn
— Giank-deR 🇮🇹 (@GiancarloDeRisi) March 20, 2019
A video posted on Italian news sites showed the driver ramming the bus into cars on a provincial highway before the fire took hold. Children can be seen running away from the vehicle screaming and shouting “escape”.
One of the children told reporters that the driver had threatened to pour petrol on them and set them alight. One of group managed to call the police, who rushed to the scene and managed to get everyone to safety. Palmieri said some children were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure because they had bruises or were in a state of shock, but none suffered serious injuries.
Italy’s popular Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, drew criticism from pro-migrant groups after he closed the country’s ports to NGO migrant vessels ferrying mostly North African refugees across the Mediterranean – resulting in several standoffs between Italian authorities and migrant boats which made international headlines.
Most recently, Salvini refused to allow a ship with 49 migrants, the Mare Jonio, to dock – saying that the passengers “can be treated, dressed and fed. We can give them every manner of comfort, but they will not set foot in Italy.“