Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Wave of the Future

It's not surprising that thousands if not millions of Africans would seek to escape the dysfunctional lands they live in and flee to Europe. Having said that, so what?

It's time, and it's past time, for the people of the Third World to create a renaissance of their own, forgetting the world outside, relying totally on their own efforts as individuals and as groups. Rather than escape the crushing problems of Africa, it's time, and past time, for Africans to revolutionise their own lands and lives. It's time for the wretched of the Earth to stop fleeing their problems for Europe and to turn around and fight their own problems. We in the West aren't doing any one, not ourselves or Africans, a favour by letting them run rampant over the borders into the West.

What we see today in Morocco is the future. Millions will flee the problems of Africa, and they will do so militarily as Islam collapses further into its suicidal rage. This is the future, and we have to make sure the rest of the world faces it themselves. We'll have to build more walls. We cannot solve the problems of the Islamic world, and if we could we'd have a world of dependent children forever begging for more. This can't go on. We need leaders who recognize it. What we have are leaders who think we should open the gates of Vienna to the Turks. Look at what the world is today:

Over 200 sub-Saharan illegal immigrants nabbed northern Morocco Nador, Oct. 5 - Some 219 sub-Saharan illegal immigrants, including two Algerian nationals, were nabbed on October 4-5 near the city of Nador, northern Morocco.

The illegal immigrants, who had set forward from western Algeria, were nabbed during two operations carried out by Moroccan authorities.

The local authorities of the Moroccan central east city of Errachidia also rounded up on October 3-4 some 117 sub-Saharan illegal immigrants.

The authorities are worried about the arrival of massive waves of sub-Saharan illegal immigrants following an article published Tuesday by the Algerian daily, L'Echo d'Oran affirming that over 3,000 illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa, who were camping in the western Algerian region of Maghnia, have set forward for Morocco to start their attempts to cross to Spain or break into the Spanish enclaves in northern Morocco, Ceuta and Melilla (Spain-occupied Moroccan cities).

Spanish media announced Wednesday that about a hundred sub-Saharan illegal immigrants tried, Wednesday at dawn, to break into Melillia. As a result to this assault, 20 immigrants were wounded, while over 40 managed the crossing.

The illegal immigrants who enter the Spanish enclaves northern Morocco of Ceuta and Mellilia do not face extradition as their governments are not bound by extradition agreements with Spain.

Morocco has deployed some 8,600 security forces agents along the Moroccan coasts to help curb illegal immigration. This measure allowed to arrest 855 immigrants between September 28 and October 4, 2005.

Up to 6,167 illegal immigrants were arrested since the start of 2005.

A Moroccan diplomat had deplored that the question of sub-Saharan illegal immigrants might result in tragedies other than those which occurred in Ceuta and Melilla if the regional dimension is not handled.

The diplomat added that Morocco faced a strong migratory pressure from Algeria which is used by sub-Saharan illegal immigrants to cross to Morocco.

He deplored, on the other hand, that the European Union (EU) has not carried out the Cotonou agreement, signed between the EU and several African countries on the repatriation of sub-Saharan illegal immigrants towards their original countries.

UN emissary evokes with Mauritanian leader political prospects of Sahara issue

Amnesty International is also calling on both governments to implement a thorough review of training and practices of law enforcement officials operating at their borders. Without specific, appropriate and regular training on crowd control measures and devices, officials may cause unnecessary and serious injury or even death. They also require more general training on international standards and their proper application to law enforcement, such as the UN Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials and the UN Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials.
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