Forty-nine rescued illegal alien Muslim invaders, including 12 “children” (If you can see any “children” on that boat in the first video, let me know), remained stranded at sea on board a (likely George Soros-funded) NGO
rescue human trafficker ship as Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini barred them from disembarking on the Italian island of Lampedusa.
Al-Jazeera (h/t Maurice) Rescuers from the Italian aid group Mediterranea Saving Humans pulled the migrants off a sinking rubber dinghy near Libya on Monday and brought them close to the Italian island of Lampedusa.
They were refused permission to disembark on the island with Salvini tweeting Monday evening: “Our ports were and remain CLOSED.” On Tuesday morning, Salvini tweeted again saying that Italy will not give in to “blackmail” by social groups that are “accomplices to human traffickers.”
“Those on board had been at sea for almost two days … and are exhausted and dehydrated,” the NGO said in a statement. Salvini told Italian radio that the illegal migrants aboard the Mare Jonio “can be treated, dressed and fed on the ship, but they will NOT set foot in Italy.”
His ministry issued a directive on Monday saying ships rescuing people in areas of the Mediterranean that are not Italian and that do not coordinate with the command centre in Rome have no right to use Italy as a port of safety.
Any infringement of international maritime or Italian law “can be read as a premeditated action to bring illegal immigrants to Italy and facilitate human trafficking”, he said. Salvini has claimed that his closed-door immigration policy has contributed to a dramatic drop in migrant arrivals and in migrant deaths at sea.