Christians tossed into Mediterranean Sea
Italian authorities have apprehended a gang of refugees which witnesses point out threw TWELVE Christians overboard while crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy early Wednesday morning.
1 hundred and five refugees boarded a rubber watercraft and departed from the Libyan coast, destined for Italy on April 14th. During the dangerous crossing, a group of Christians were approached by 15 Muslims. Eventually, the threat was executed, and 12 Christians were forced overboard.
The Muslims were from the Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali and Guinea Bissau, whereas the Christians were from Nigeria and Ghana.
Italy: Muslim Migrants Tossed Christians into Sea
The remainder of the Christians organized a ‘human chain‘ to avoid being thrown overboard. Police arrested the 15 Muslims soon after interviewing weeping survivors after they reached Palermo Wednesday morning.
The vessel was stopped by an Italian navy ship, in which transported the voyagers to a Panamanian-flagged ship. That vessel docked in Palermo on Wednesday, after which the arrests were made, police explained.
Great numbers of people annually initiate the dangerous sea voyage from North Africa to Europe’s Mediterranean coast, frequently aboard crafts inadequately qualified for the journey. Numerous of them try the voyage to evade fighting and poverty in Africa and the Middle East.