The tiny Italian island of Lampedusa declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after more than 6,000 African migrants boarded “120 different boats” and descended upon the Mediterranean hotspot in one 24-hour span.
According to Brexit supporter and entrepreneur Jim Ferguson, Lampedusa, located in Sicily, only has a population of 6,000 people, meaning the migrants, who appear to be overwhelmingly male, now outnumber the residents.
Ferguson called the influx of migrants “a weapon” in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) arsenal in its battle against “sovereign nations.”
“#WEF2030Agenda is ramping up their activities using mass #IllegalMigration as a weapon to weaken Sovereign Nations and destroy them from within,” Ferguson wrote on X. “They are attempting a #Globalist takeover.”
They are attempting a #Globalist takeover.
7000 Illegal migrants descend upon Lampedusa in Italy which only has a population of 6000.… pic.twitter.com/nG4Id33Dcz
— Jim Ferguson (@JimFergusonUK) September 14, 2023
Whether Ferguson’s assessment turns out to be another so-called “conspiracy theory” that is ultimately proven true remains to be seen, but it is interesting to note that, on Tuesday, the WEF announced that Africa has received “only about 12% of the money it needs to cope with climate impacts.”
“An initiative to boost Africa’s carbon credit production 19-fold by 2030 drew hundreds of millions of dollars in pledges on Monday, as Kenyan President William Ruto opened the continent’s first climate summit,” according to the WEF.
“African governments see carbon credits and other market-based financing instruments as critical to mobilize funding that has been slow to arrive from rich-world donors,” the WEF reported, however, “Several speakers at the summit said they had seen little progress toward accelerating climate financing because investors still saw the continent as too risky.”
It is unclear if the sudden stampede of Africans heading across other nations’ borders is a not-so-subtle message from the WEF, but, as American Wire News reported, Tuscon, Arizona, also experienced a massive surge of African migrants this week. More than 2,000 illegal crossings, including nearly 150 adult Senegalese migrants and others from Mauritania, Ghana, and Sudan, crossed the U.S. border in Cochise County — also in a 24-hour span.
Regardless of the reasons behind it, the surge of African migrants in Lampedusa is seen by many as “an invasion.”
More footage out of the Italian island of Lampedusa shows thousands of African men barging their way in.
How can anyone call this anything else than an invasion? pic.twitter.com/STCRrVp7W0
— Joni Job (@jj_talking) September 13, 2023
On X, Antonio Tajani, the head of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, vowed the government will “do everything necessary to help the residents of Lampedusa and the migrants who continue to arrive on the island.”
Nel rispetto della dignità di ogni essere umano il Governo farà tutto il necessario per aiutare i residenti di Lampedusa e i migranti che continuano ad arrivare sull’isola. Ringrazio Forze dell’ordine e @crocerossa per i loro sforzi. Continuiamo a lavorare per fermare gli arrivi.
— Antonio Tajani (@Antonio_Tajani) September 13, 2023
As with the migrants in Tucson, “The [Italian] government’s goal now is to gradually relocate those arriving to other Italian cities to alleviate the strain on the island,” the Voice of Europe reports.
According to the outlet, “The mayor of the island, Filippo Mannino, declared a state of emergency on Wednesday evening due to the seriousness of the situation.”
“Unfortunately,” it continues, “there have been casualties among those arriving, including a five-year-old child who drowned.”
NEW: Thousands of migrants began storming the beaches of Lampedusa, Italy, a small island south of Sicily on Tuesday.
In just 24 hours, about 6800 migrants have taken over the island thanks to Europe’s lax immigration policy.
The small tourist town has a population of about… pic.twitter.com/LvoJHo6kgt
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) September 13, 2023
Others on X are looking to Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni to make good on her promise of a “Blocco Navale,” or “naval blockade.”
“Where is it?” one user demanded to know.
Lampedusa, Italy, a small island south of Sicily with a population of 6000
was invaded by 6800
in ONE day.
Locals are now OUTNUMBERED @GiorgiaMeloni promised
“Blocco Navale” (naval blockade), where is it?
— ♱ ن (@45LVNancy) September 14, 2023
“Thousands of military aged men from Africa are invading our continent. Every. Day. This is Lampedusa, Italy,” wrote Dutch commentator Eva Vlaardingerbroek.
“Where is that ‘Blocco Navale’ (naval blockade) that you promised us, @GiorgiaMeloni?” she asked. “You’ve betrayed your voter base – and the rest of Europe.”
Thousands of military aged men from Africa are invading our continent. Every. Day. This is Lampedusa, Italy.
— Eva Vlaardingerbroek (@EvaVlaar) September 13, 2023
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