Italy is currently in the throes of some of the worst racial violence in recent memory. There are accusations of “ethnic cleansing.” It began with Italian youths harrassing illegal migrants with BB guns, and the migrants then began to riot. That in turn sparked more attacks from Italian residents in the area to drive the migrants “out to sea.”
POPE BENEDICT XVI HAS CALLED ON ITALIANS TO RESPECT RIGHTS OF ILLEGAL MIGRANTS
It comes after a wave of violence against African farm workers in southern Italy which left some 70 people injured. Police have evacuated hundreds of Africans by bus from the town of Rosarno, in Calabria. Correspondents say the problem is closely related to organised crime in the region.
Pope Benedict XVI spoke out strongly in favour of the rights of poor African farm workers, who have been the target of violence in recent days. About 70 people have been injured, including migrants, local residents and police officers trying to restore order.
“An immigrant is a human being, different only in where he comes from, his culture and tradition,” he told pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican.
The foreboding rest, here. CCHQ strongly condemns violence of any kind against innocents, and Italians should heed the calls of Pope Benedict to respect the human rights of these migrants. We also call on European governments to respect the wishes of its people and stop the madness of uncontrolled illegal immigration. Diversity is not strength by any stretch of the imagination. At best it is a weakness that we have to learn to cope with. And that begins with controlling the demographic invasion of Europe from North Africa and the Middle East that prevents assimilation and social harmony, and causes the kind of racial strife we are beginning to see in Italy and elsewhere.