The exodus from Libya to the Italian coast has continuing unabated with no visible action on the part of the Italian government or the European Union to halt it.
The Islamic State has expressed its plan to “conquer Rome” as central to its mission to “defeat Christianity.” An Islamic State video also warned that “Libya could be used as a springboard for attacks” in Italy. More problematic for Italy is that Libyan president Fayez al-Sarraj has been refusing to take back his own people who are sent back.
In April, Italy faced a similar crisis of migrants flooding in, and sent 6,242 migrants back home to North African countries.
“State of ‘Collapse’: Italy Overwhelmed as 13,500 African Migrants Arrive in Past Two Days”, by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, June 27, 2017:
Italy’s migrant welcome centers are in a state of “collapse” as huge waves of African migrants take advantage of the temperate climate to make the crossing from Libya to the Italian peninsula.
On Tuesday, 8,500 African migrants are reaching Italian shores aboard 14 different ships, adding to the 5,000 who arrived on Monday. The massive arrivals have led local media as well as politicians to speak of an authentic immigrant “invasion” exceeding the country’s capacity of assimilation.
Officials reported on June 15 that more than 65,000 migrants had arrived since the beginning of the year, but that was prior to the latest influx. Figures for the year now stand at 73,380 migrants into Italy, or a rise of 14.42 percent over the same period in 2016, when then-record arrivals had reached 64,133.
The exodus from Libya to the Italian coast has continuing unabated with no visible action on the part of the Italian government or the European Union to halt it.”…
The head of Italy’s Northern League party, Matteo Salvini, expressed his exasperation in a tweet to his followers, noting that Tuesday’s arrival of 8,500 illegal immigrants onto Italian soil was “fucking enough.”