German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she wanted to support Italy in its efforts to reduce the number of migrants arriving on its shores, possibly handling asylum requests for Europe in non-European countries including Libya.
Jihad Watch: One wonders which Angela Merkel is talking from day to day.
She has been aggressively pushing for the EU to take in more migrants. The “migrant mayhem” that rocked Germany due to her reckless immigration policy did not faze her, once the public backlash against her subsided in January 2017. In February 2017, Merkel “urged Europe to take in more refugees and said Islam is ‘not the source of terror.”
Yet only three months before that, Merkel surprised everyone by doing a complete about-face in response to humiliating electoral defeats and threats to her power, when she ordered the EU to “intercept smugglers’ vessels and escort them back to North Africa.” That was short lived. The month after that, following the deadly Christmas market jihad attack, Merkel stated in a speech that Germany “fights terrorism with compassion,” as she again reiterated her open-door migrant policy. Then this past April, Merkel admitted that anti-Semitism was a problem in Germany, and that it was coming to the country from “refugees or people of Arab origin.” MORE