Gadhafi Demands $6B to Keep Europe White

Libyan leader warns that flood of migrants will change Europe
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2010 2:00 AM CST
Gadhafi Demands $6B to Keep Europe White
Rescued migrants are seen on board an Italian coast guard boat arriving at the port of Tripoli, Libya.   (AP Photo/Abdel Magid al-Fergany, File)

(Newser) – "Christian, white" countries will end up being flooded with African migrants unless the European Union gives Libya another $6 billion to fight illegal immigration, Moammar Gadhafi warns. "We should stop this illegal immigration. If we don't, Europe will become black, it will be overcome by people with different religions, it will change," said the Libyan leader. Libya has so far only received some $65 million in EU funds, and Sweden has refused to sell it surveillance planes, the Telegraph notes.

Gadhafi made his comments while speaking as chair of the third annual African Union-European Union summit in Tripoli. The theme of this year's meeting was co-operation, but the Libyan leader spent most of the summit on the attack, Voice of America reports. He slammed international organizations, including the United Nations, World Bank, and the World Trade Organization, which he described as a tool of colonialism that should be abolished.
(Read more Moammar Gadhafi stories.)

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