Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Independent MEP candidate and former Alternattiva Demokratika chairman Arnold Cassola in a late night statement on Saturday evening decried Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Opposition Leader Adrian Delia for the hypocrisy exhibited after two AFM soldiers were charged with the Lassana Cisse Souleymane’s murder.
Listing various instances when candidates fielded by both Partit Laburista and Partit Nazzjonalista behaved in a racist manner according to Cassola, the independent MEP candidate argued that if the leaders were truly anti-racist, they would have never fielded such candidates in the first place.
Lassana Cisse Souleymane was shot dead during a drive-by shooting by two AFM soldiers. Two other men who are also migrant workers were injured on the same night.
As the voting came to an end on Saturday, Cassola said that both Muscat and Delia are responsible for the ‘racist’ climate in Malta and claimed that they even presented racists as candidates. Cassola referenced a PL MEP candidate who had augured that European Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom would be kidnapped by a Somali migrant for her support for migrants.
Cassola also made reference to another PN MEP candidate fielded during this year’s EP election, who had filmed himself outside shops in Marsa and Hamrun and ranted that they were taking over businesses.