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To Understand Europe's Immigration Crisis, Listen to the Voiceless ‘Illegals'

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 02.20.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

The thawing -- or re-humanizing -- of Ahmedu as we got to know each other was a testament to the power of the human spirit. Yet, to too many in the West a young man like Ahmedu represents an Islamic threat in which Muslims are hell-bent on re-conquering parts of Europe to impose an Islamic caliphate. As for the argument that immigrants simply mean more recruits for terrorists, not once did Ahmedu mention words like sharia or jihad. But for the right-wing movements growing exponentially across Europe, this would not matter.

Italy Rescues 450 Migrants Abandoned In Mediterranean

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 01.02.2015 | World

ROME (AP) — Smugglers who bring migrants to Europe by sea appear to have adopted a new, more dangerous tactic: cramming hundreds of them onto a larg...

Migrant Boat To Europe Sinks, Some 200 Feared Dead

Reuters | Ahmed Elumami and Ayman al-Salhi | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Aug 23 (Reuters) - A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometer (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guar...

At Least 40 Dead As Boat Carrying Migrants Sinks Off Libyan Coast

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, May 11 (Reuters) - At least 40 people died and 51 others were rescued after a boat carrying mostly sub-Saharan African migrants sank off Li...

Record Numbers Of People Risking Death For A Better Life

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 04.09.2014 | World

MELILLA, Spain (AP) — They perched atop a barbed-wire laced fence for more than seven hours, hands and feet bloodied, buffeted by chill winds whippi...

WATCH: Dramatic Rescue Of Syrian Refugees In Mediterranean Sea

Posted 10.23.2013 | World

Newly released footage shows the rescue of a group of Syrian refugees after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. The dramatic video was re...

UN: 1,500 Migrants Died Trying To Reach Europe In 2011

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

GENEVA, Jan 31 (Reuters) - A record 1,500 migrants, mainly from Somalia and other parts of Africa, died trying to reach European shores in 2011 an...