A Muslim migrant from Cameroon is facing murder charges in a court in Spain for allegedly killing six Christians on his boat in 2014. The man was the captain of a boat tasked with taking both Christian and Muslim refugees from Morocco to Spain.
But when a storm hit the wobbly boat, the captain decided to blame the unforeseen natural event on the unsuspecting Christian occupants. He claimed that the storm had struck the traveling migrants because of their Christian beliefs.
"According to some of the 29 survivors from the more than 50 sub-Saharan migrants who boarded the boat near Nador, northern Morocco, the accused 'blamed the rough seas which were rocking the boat on the prayers led by a Catholic pastor on board,'" reports The Telegraph. "Witnesses told investigators that the captain and his second in command, another Cameroonian man who died in Spain before the trial began, 'believed that the weather worsened every time the victims prayed.'"
One Nigerian pastor in particular was beaten mercilessly with sharp planks of wood before being thrown overboard by the Muslim captain and his accomplice.
"The two men searched passengers for amulets or Christian symbols concealed under their clothing and similarly attacked at least five other migrants, all of whom are assumed to have drowned," notes The Telegraph.
Fueled by superstition and prejudice, the Muslim captain knew full well that the Christian occupants would drown or freeze after her threw them overboard. At the time, the weather was quite cold and the waves were chaotic as a result of the storm.
The gory details emerging from the trial come as Christian refugees in the Islamic world struggle to escape a wave of anti-Christian violence initiated by an overzealous Muslim majority.
As President Obama calls for an additional 110,000 Syrian refugees in the year 2017, the United States continues to close its door to Christians. The Obama administration claims that its eager to accept refugees of all creeds, but the immigration numbers tell a different story. Muslim refugees appear to be disproportionately favored during the refugee resettlement process.
According to Newsweek, "The United States has accepted 10,801 Syrian refugees, of whom 56 are Christian. Not 56 percent; 56 total, out of 10,801. That is to say, one-half of 1 percent."
Top image (AP): Migrants, most of them from Eritrea, jump into the water from a crowded wooden boat as they are helped by members of an NGO during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016.