Almost daily, boat migrants arrive on Lampedusa, mostly Tunisians in recent times, who take the relatively short Mediterranean route to enter illegally. Again and again, videos appear documenting the cheerful journey to the Italian coast, presumably to increase the incentive for copycat activities on the one hand and to show the smugglers that the shipment of “migrants” has arrived.
The footage does not necessarily show desperate, persecuted and traumatised people, but rather gives the impression of a cheerful travelling party, consisting without exception of young men who are about to reach their desired destination and the dream of paradise is finally fulfilled.
Now two videos (first – see above) with boat migrants have appeared, which not only appear unconcerned, but also present ” a knife to us”. Are these the future knife grinders? Matteo Salvini, looking at these soldiers of fortune, raises the question: With all the problems Italy has, should we welcome them too?
Here is the second video: