Muslims Murder 12 Christians Throwing Them Overboard
Italian police arrested 15 Muslim men for murdering 12 Christians by throwing them into the Mediterranean Sea as they crossed to Italy from Libya on a rubber dinghy. 105 African migrants were traveling from Libya to Sicily on April 14 when a fight over religion erupted; Muslim passengers threatened passengers from Nigeria and Ghana when the Muslims found out the others were Christians. Palermo police stated that the Nigerians and Ghanaians “professed the Christian faith while the aggressors were Muslim . . . The threats then materialized and 12 people, all Nigerian and Ghanaian, are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean.” The police added, “A group of 15 men have now been arrested on suspicion of ‘multiple aggravated murder motivated by religious hate.”
Other Christians survived “because they strongly opposed the drowning attempt and formed a human chain,” according to Palermo police. An Italian navy vessel flagged down the boat, then transferred the passengers to a Panamanian-flagged ship, which landed in Palermo on Wednesday.
Police were alerted to the crime by Nigerian and Ghanaian survivors when they landed in Palermo.
The Muslims responsible for the murders hail from four different countries: the Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali and Guinea Bissau.
According to the BBC, almost 10,000 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean have been rescued recently; over 500 people have died this year.