Muslim Migrant Boat Captain Faces Trial For Murder for 'throwing six Christians to their Deaths
A boat captain from Cameroon murdered six passengers crossing from Morocco to Spain because they were Christian, prosecutors claim. The Muslim man, identified in court documents as Alain N. B, blamed the Christians for rough seas, 29 survivors testified. He forced six men off the boat, sending them to certain death, it is claimed.
The alleged killings happened on a crossing between Nador in northern Morocco and southern Spain in 2014, The Telegraph reports. Investigators were told that the captain and his second in command, also from Cameroon, believed the weather got worse each time the Christians prayed. They used planks of wood to beat the Nigerian pastor, with the public prosecutor writing:
'They badly wounded him before throwing him overboard.' Witnesses claim the duo then searched fellow passengers for signs they were Christian, and similarly attacked five other migrants. Alain N. B's second in command died before trial could start.