Only July 26, 2017, a group of 36 immigrants were arrested by Italy’s Milan Police Department (MPD) at a train station in an attempt to combat the increasing crime rates correlated with the radical influx of foreign minorities. According to the Daily Journal, the large arrest followed a week where a Guinean immigrant “stabbed a police officer in front of the [train] station, and a couple weeks after a “20-year-old Italian-Tunisian man pulled a knife on two soldiers and a police officer” inside the same train station in Milan.
The relocation of immigrants and refugees from Greece and Italy to other European countries reached a record high in June 2017, according to the European Commission. Milan’s official for security, Carmela Rozza, has provided a rather chilling statement on the immigration situation in Italy:
“Everything that we have done so far has not been sufficient. We will continue until it is clear to the delinquents that the Central Station is not a place to loiter.”
Milan’s major train station is notorious for being a place for loitering among inbound refugees and migrants allocated by the European Union, and as the above instances show, it is becoming a hotspot for foreigner-on-native crime. As of the beginning of 2015, approximately 8% of the Italian population are foreign nationals, with that statistic varying greatly depending on the region. According to the chart presented on the right, the percentage of foreign nationals in Milan is approximately 10.7%, meaning that a little over 1 in 10 Italian residents are foreign-born. This number has nearly quadrupled in the past decade and a half.
The loitering of foreign nationals at Milan’s central train station presents an alarming concern among right-wing groups. That is, that the radical inclusion of foreign minorities into European countries will result in the hijacking of traditionally European locations, a phenomenon that has already occurred in other areas such as Marseille, France, a city that boasts a whopping 40% Muslim population as well as the title of “the most dangerous city in Europe.”
The ongoing Islamization of Europe is certainly alarming, however, movements and organizations such as the Centre for European Reform, the National Front in France, and the increasingly pan-European, French-rooted Identitarian Movement, present a glimmer of hope in the radically pro-multiculturalist elitist culture. The solution to decreasing crime and violence in Europe begins with addressing the blatant correlation with the non-assimilating nature of many foreign nationals in Europe. This is slowly being recognized by some security officials, evidenced by the detaining of several dozen immigrants in Milan.