“It is not possible to subject our country to a jurisdiction marked by religious radicalism,” said Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti on Sunday, stressing that there can be no question of allowing sharia law a foothold in Italy.
“Whoever looks to sharia law must understand that it won’t happen in Italy,” Minniti told an assembly at the School of Democracy in the northern Italian city of Aosta, adding that “on this question there can be no middle ground since these values are non-negotiable.”
Italy has managed to avoid the brutal consequences of Islamist terrorism thanks to its decades-long war on powerful organized crime, according to a new article in the UK-based Economist magazine.
“The fight against Italy’s formidably organised criminals has given its police a wealth of experience in monitoring tightly knit target groups,” the article states. “It was enhanced by the campaign to subdue the left- and right-wing terrorists who wrought havoc in Italy in the 1970s and 1980s.”
It is in Liguria, one of the most touristic Italian regions, that archeologists made the discovery of the oldest remains of Homo Sapiens in Europe. A few years ago, in the Ligurian town of Riparo Bombrini, a team of archaeologists discovered two teeth belonging to the oldest Homo sapiens. But Liguria today has another less enviable record: it is the oldest and most sterile region in Europe.
Italy lost 25,000 people in 2010 due to the demographic crisis. But if it had the same rate of Liguria and Genoa, it would have lost 250,000: an apocalypse.
Lampedusa – Door of Europe Monument. Too cynical by half.
The Italian island of Lampedusa became a symbol for the country’s welcoming culture towards migrants, and an award-winning film showed how islanders and new arrivals lived together in harmony.
But over the weekend, the town’s mayor, Salvatore Martello, warned that the town is “about to collapse”, singling out groups of migrants for criticism.
Martello said that he regularly received complaints from tourists and business owners on the island, who told him they “could not manage anymore” due to repeated instances of threats, thefts, and harassment. He said that a group of “180 Tunisians” were to blame for these incidents, and that they were able to “circumvent security controls” despite a heavy presence of security and police officers outside the centre.
More than 90 years after Benito Mussolini seized power in Italy with his March on Rome, a neo-Fascist party is planning to converge once again on the capital.
The Forza Nuova (New Force) party wants to stage the march next month on the anniversary of the show of muscle that brought Mussolini to power, but the plans have sparked a furious reaction from mainstream parties.
(ANSA) – Rome, August 28 – A 24-year-old Pakistani ‘cultural mediator’ for an Italian migrant-reception cooperative was suspended by the Bologna-based organisation after commenting on Rimini rapes by a North African gang by saying that rape is “a worse act, but only at the beginning, when the willy goes in, then the woman becomes calm and you enjoy it like normal intercourse”.
Abid Jee’s Facebook post caused a storm despite being quickly removed.
Jee was commenting on the Friday night rapes of a Polish tourist and a transsexual prostitute by a reported North African gang of four in Rimini.
It will now become much easier for ‘refugees’ from Africa to seek asylum in Europe, according to a new agreement between four western European countries and Chad and Niger. “Particularly vulnerable refugees” will now be able to apply for asylum in Europe directly in place in the African countries.
A video showing a confrontation between Italian soldiers and immigrants on the streets of Naples has gone viral. In the clip, the troops appear to arrest a man before being confronted by others, who attempt to wrest the detained man free.
Several major migrant rescue NGOs working in the Mediterranean have refused to sign a proposed “code of conduct” developed by the Italian government which could limit their access to Italian ports.
Last month, Italian authorities announced a plan to introduce a code of conduct for pro-migrant rescue NGOs utilizing Italian ports including transparency of funding and more government access to their operations.
The party, CasaPound, placed 50 banners on the Brenner Motorway to protest refugees coming to the region of Trentino Alto Adige. CasaPound’s ideology centers on commitment to Italian nationalism and anti-immigration, and the party openly supports returning to a fascist government.
English must be the international language of hijrah.