Germany pressures Italy to open its ports to Muslim migrants

German interior minister Horst Seehofer is  pressuring Italy to open its ports and take in illegal migrants from Libya, despite the mess Germany is in with its own Muslim migrant crisis: crime, no-go zones, jihad attacks and skyrocketing costs.

Troubling news just surfaced: an Eritrean refugee charged with murdering an 8-year-old child by pushing him in front of a moving train in Frankfurt was described by Horst Seehofer as “an example of successful integration.” And in the German city of Stuttgart, a 36-year-old man was hacked to death in broad daylight by a Palestinian posing as Syrian migrant. Still, Seehofer remains willfully blind to the state of his own country, while interfering in the business of another.

Seehofer’s demands were stonewalled by Italian Deputy Prime Minister of Italy and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini, who has refused to open his country’s ports despite Germany’s pressure. Salvini has stated that Italy’s ports will remain closed and reaffirmed: “We are not the refugee camp in Europe.”

Reports emerged in early July that “as many as 660,000 refugees still remain in Libya looking for a way into Europe.” And in mid-July, another report emerged that Libyan leader Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj threatened the EU with 800,000 more migrants, including “criminals and terrorists,” if the EU did not intervene to help Libya in the crisis in his country that has been caused by jihadist groups and rival factions.

The crises of Muslim countries have now become the problem of Western countries that have failed to manage their borders. Meanwhile, Antifa groups have been raising money to aid in the transport of illegal Libyan migrants by ship to the EU.

“Germany Demands Italy Open Ports as NGO Picks up More Migrants”, by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart,

German interior minister Horst Seehofer has requested Italy re-open ports to migrant transport vessels as NGOs ramp up operations off the coast of Libya.

The German minister had asked Italian populist interior minister Matteo Salvini what the point of closing ports was when many migrants have eventually ended up in Italy, Il Giornale reports.

“I want to avoid the same pattern being repeated every time, with a ship with migrants waiting for eight or 14 days in front of Italy’s coasts and Salvini who does not want them to go ashore. But it always ends up docking anyway, either because migrants collapse, get sick, or there are pregnant women,” Seehofer said.

Seehofer’s words come as the Italian coastguard vessel, the Gregoretti, spent five days with migrants on board before a deal was reached Wednesday afternoon to have the migrants distributed to six different countries including Germany and France.

Matteo Salvini responded to his German counterpart’s comments, saying: “We are not opening anything, the ports remain closed.”

“We are not the refugee camp in Europe,” Mr Salvini added.

The response echoes similar comments made by Salvini last week in response to French President Emmanuel Macron who slammed the Italian minister for not attending a conference on migration in Paris.

“Italy will not be your refugee camp… There is the port of Marseille, don’t come and put pressure on us. If you expect us to sign a document where ships arrive in Italy, you are wrong. Italians are no longer going to be anyone’s slaves,” Salvini said.

Despite ongoing court cases against several NGOs and their captains, such as German NGO Sea Watch’s Carola Rackette and Pia Klemp, NGO activity has increased off the Libyan coast….

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