Muslim Refugees Throw Christian Refugees Overboard into the Sea

Muslim Refugees Throw Christian Refugees Overboard into the Sea April 21, 2015
Italy and Libya. Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons
Italy and Libya. Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons

Muslims, fleeing other Muslims by going to a Christian country for refuge, threw fellow migrants who were Christians overboard.

From Christianity Today:

Fifteen Muslim migrants face charges of murder fueled by religious hatred after allegedly throwing a dozen Christian migrants overboard this week during a sea crossing from northern Africa to Italy.

Refugees who survived the crossing “burst into tears” as they described the violence to Italian police, AsiaNews reports. Italy and other countries have welcomed more than 10,000 refugees fleeing across the Mediterranean Sea in recent days. Such migrations hit a record high last year, reports the BBC, which has mapped the problem given the journey is also producing record deaths.

The boat in question left Libya with 105 passengers on Tuesday. An Italian navy ship took the remaining passengers on board and transferred them to a Panamanian ship that docked in Italy on Wednesday, according to CNN.

The Christian victims were Ghanaian and Nigerian, and the accused Muslims are from the Ivory Coast, Mali, and Senegal, according to The New York Times (NYT).

 


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3 responses to “Muslim Refugees Throw Christian Refugees Overboard into the Sea”

  1. This is heartbreaking and horrible.
    May their souls rest in peace and may Light Perpetual shine upon them.
    Bishop Joseph Alessandro of Garissa, Kenya says the rosary will defeat Boko Haram, I hope this, too.

  2. All those folks wanted was a better life for themselves and their families. Because of that they were killed. More hatred.