The Invader by Nicolas Provost

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The Mayor of the Italian island of Lampedusa has released a statement about the deaths of undocumented migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. These deaths are a “massacre that has the numbers of a true war”. -- Giusi Nicolini.

"I am scandalized by the silence of Europe that has just received the Nobel Peace Prize and yet is staying silent in the face of a massacre that has the numbers of a true war. I’m becoming more convinced that European policy on immigration considers this offering of human lives to be a way to restrict the flows of people, or maybe a deterrent. But, if for these people, the voyage on the boats is still the only possibility of hope, I believe that their death at sea must be a reason for Europe to feel shamed and dishonoured. (...) Everyone must know that it is Lampedusa, with its inhabitants, with the units dedicated to providing assistance and hospitality, that is giving the dignity of human beings to these people, that is giving dignity to our country and to the whole of Europe."

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