“In one wiretapped call, a gang associate reportedly suggested he was planning to carry out a suicide attack in France and asked for prayers.”
“We often hear it said that, with respect to relativism and the flaws of our present world, the situation of migrants, for example, is a lesser issue….That a politician looking for votes might say such a thing is understandable, but not a Christian….Can we not realize that this is exactly what Jesus demands of us, when he tells us that in welcoming the stranger we welcome him?” — Pope Francis
“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)
“Italy smashes ‘jihadist’ Tunisian speedboat trafficking gang,” BBC, April 10, 2018 (thanks to Robert):
Italian police say they have dismantled a human trafficking gang running speedboats between Tunisia and Sicily whose members had jihadist sympathies.
Up to 15 migrants were on each boat, paying up to €5,000 ($6,100; £4,400) each for the four-hour crossing from Nabeul to Trapani, police said.
In one wiretapped call, a gang associate reportedly suggested he was planning to carry out a suicide attack in France and asked for prayers.
Thirteen people have been arrested.
They included suspects from Italy, Tunisia and Morocco, police said.
Some of the gang’s members had jihadist sympathies and had displayed “hostile attitudes to Western culture” and spread “propaganda” via fake profiles on social media, a police statement said….