I’ve been posting a lot lately about the flood of refugees invading the island of Lampedusa over the last few weeks. The first arrivals were first from Tunisia, while more recent migrants have come from Libya.
The latest antics of these culturally-enriched guests of the Lampedusans involved setting fire to a guest house where they had been sheltered at the expense of a charitable organization. The news report below from Russia wrongly identifies the building as a church:
Refugees Set Italian Church on Fire
Tunisian refugees have set on fire a church at Lampedusa Island, Italy. No details of this incident have yet been revealed.
For some days, the situation on the island has been very tense. Local residents were unsatisfied by the torrent of Tunisian refugees, while the latter complained of poor accommodation conditions.
The church was set on fire after the priest had accommodated 36 teenage refugees in the parish.
As you can see from the video below, the migrants are unhappy with conditions at the guest house where they have been staying, objecting in particular to an insufficiency of food and the lack of showers. Those familiar with the tenets of cultural enrichment can predict the result: shouts of “Allahu akhbar!” and the burning of their mattresses. Oh yes, and also throwing rocks at the police while shoving TV journalists around.
Many thanks to Gaia for translating this clip, and to Kitman for the subtitling:
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Hat tip: Fjordman.