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"A Row Provoked by Religious Differences"

Posted on the 17 April 2015 by Brutallyhonest @Ricksteroni

The Montreal Gazette with quite an understated story:

At least nine Christian refugees drowned in the Mediterranean when they were thrown overboard by Coastguard-pulls-drowned-man-out-of-water-from-coast-of-LibyaMuslim migrants after a row provoked by religious differences erupted on a boat sailing from Libya to Italy.

Italian police and prosecutors were investigating the deaths, which emerged from evidence provided by the 100 other asylum seekers on board the vessel after it was rescued by Italian ships and taken to Palermo in Sicily.

Fifteen Muslim migrants, believed to be from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali and Guinea Bissau, were arrested by police, accused of having thrown the Christians from Ghana and Nigeria into the sea after the fight broke out.

It's just "a row provoked by religious differences" here folks.  Nothing to see.  Move along.  Except there is this little tidbit from the AP:

During the crossing, the migrants from Nigeria and Ghana — believed to be Christians — were threatened with being abandoned at sea by some 15 other passengers from the Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali and Guinea Bissau.

Eventually the threat was carried out and 12 were pushed overboard. The statement said the motive was that the victims "professed the Christian faith while the aggressors were Muslim."

The surviving Christians, the statement said, only managed to stay on board by forming a "human chain" to resist the assault.

We will all need much more than a human chain to resist the increasingly brazen assaults of the wicked.

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