The captain of a “rescue ship” currently cruising the Mediterranean to pick up Afro-Asiatic invaders has encouraged unmarried Europeans to consider marrying these wretches because this would give them the right to remain in Europe.
Still not married? Perhaps you happen to fall in love with someone who still has no right to remain here? Could happen, could it not? Stay open!
The person behind these tweets is Claus-Peter Reisch, captain of the “rescue ship” Lifeline. This is a private initiative for which he solicits donations on the internet. In effect, then, he is running a people-trafficking business.
He has been in the headlines quite a few times, involved in “Where are we going to dock with these ‘refugees’?”-type stunts. Here he was in court, in Malta, last year, when the Maltese finally got sick of his antics.
His tweets are full of demands for the suppression of right-wing parties and speech critical of immigration, complete with the obligatory “Holocaust” references.
In the old days, sea pirates were given a unique legal status: Hostis Humani Generis (Enemy of Mankind). This meant they could be dealt with by any nation at all, even if the pirates had done it no harm. In practice, this allowed ship captains to summarily execute any pirates they came across if they chose to do so.
People traffickers, whether they claim to be doing it for profit or benevolence, need to be given the same legal status as pirates and classed as Enemies of Mankind. Patriotic governments would then be able to deal with them in a summary and ruthless fashion.