The group was fleeing Libya in a rubber boat — a huge one, apparently, as there were 105 passengers aboard it.
At some point, the Muslims, who outnumbered the Christians, began “punching up,” as Garry Trudeau calls it, and murdering members of the religious minority for praying to Jesus.
Muslims who were among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat this week threw 12 fellow passengers overboard — killing them — because the 12 were Christians, Italian police said Thursday.Italian authorities have arrested 15 people on suspicion of murdering the Christians at sea, police in Palermo, Sicily, said.
The original group of 105 people left Libya on Tuesday in a rubber boat. Sometime during the trip north across the Mediterranean Sea, the alleged assailants — Muslims from the Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal — threw the 12 overboard, police said.
Other people on the voyage told police that they themselves were spared “because they strongly opposed the drowning attempt and formed a human chain,” Palermo police said.
(For the explanation of the Garry Trudeau snark, see Mark Steyn’s recent article.)