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Minister calls on international community to set up refugee camps in Libya and says he expects crossings to increase.
Tens of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants are making or preparing to make the journey from North Africa/The Middle East to Italy and other Southern European countries due to the calm seas during this time of year. 4,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East have been rescued off of the Italian Coast in the last 48 HOURS. More have been reported sending distress signals in the past couple of hours, made known by Eritrean Human Rights activist Meron Estifanos via her twitter as she has contact with some of the migrants who are traveling on the Mediterranean Sea.
A couple weeks back, a number of the markets in Harar were set alight by arsonists in the late hours of a Sunday night, causing the destruction of countless shops and subsequent livelihoods. Soon after, the culprits were apprehended, and it was revealed that their motives were politically and…
"If you don’t pray often, you won’t gain a love for praying. Prayer is work, and therefore it is not very appealing to our natural sensibilities. But the simple rule for prayer is this: Begin praying and your taste for prayer will increase. The more you pray, the more you will acquire the desire for prayer, the energy for prayer, and the sense of purpose in prayer."
“It is incorrect to classify the revolt of the Negro as simply a radical conflict of black against white or as a purely American problem. Rather, we are today seeing a global rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter.”
Somali ‘pirates’ are actually defending Somali waters from foreign invaders
In 1991, the government of Somalia collapsed. It’s nine million people who have been battling widespread starvation ever since. America and other European nations saw this as a great opportunity to rob the country of its food supply and dump their nuclear waste in Somalia’s now unprotected seas.
According to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, approximately 12 miles into the ocean from the coast is sovereign territory of the state. Every Somali highjacking that has ever occurred happened within those 12 miles.
The media has brainwashed people into thinking Somali ‘pirates’ are savage thieves
Somali ‘pirates’ have been branded in the media as maritime gangsters. The image of Somali pirates as senseless, savage thieves can be largely attributed to propaganda by the European and American governments. In April 2009, the Obama administration employed a long-term strategy to restore maritime security off the coast of Somalia. This strategy conveniently places American Navy Gunships in Somali waters.
Also, Hollywood recently made a movie celebrating the ‘true’ story of “Captian Phillips,” who was kidnapped by Somali ‘pirates.’ Though the film was blasted for its many lies and inconsistencies, it made an estimated $107 million domestically, with audiences giving the film a 93% rating.