January 02, 2013

Italy: 'Arabs' Beat American Yeshiva Student Unconscious

'Arabs' aka Muslims

A group of Arabs brutally attacked an American yeshiva student visiting with his family in Venice, Italy, on Tuesday, knocking him unconscious. The incident took place at night as the student strolled the city center. According to Arutz Sheva, 15 Arab youth were involved in the incident.

According to Arutz Sheva the attackers fled when a passerby spotted them and called police and medics[...]

Stefano Gatti[Researcher at Milan-based Jewish Center for Documentation’s Observatory..ed] pointed out that Italian pundits and politicians ”such as Silvio Berlusconi, Beppe Grillo or Piergiorgio Odifreddi” are now writing discriminatory posts and telling racist jokes. ”Making certain issues seem normal, even funny, is one of the root causes of the rise in anti-Semitic episodes in Italy,” Gatti concluded.

Related:
EXPOSE': Italy, Land of Islam
Italy: Land of Gourmet Food, Art, Wine, Opera and…the Muslim Brotherhood? It Might Not Be Far-Fetched

By Stable Hand at 08:47 PM | Comments |

May 19, 2012

Student Dies, 7 Hurt in Blast Near Italian School

Via FNC

ROME – A bomb exploded Saturday outside an Italian high school named after a slain anti-Mafia prosecutor, killing a teenage girl and wounding several other classmates, officials said.

The device went off a few minutes before 8 a.m. in the Adriatic port town of Brindisi in the country's south just as students milled outside, chatting and getting ready for class at the Morvillo-Falcone vocational institute.

The school is named in honor of prosecutor Giovanni Falcone and his wife, Francesca Morvillo, a judge who was also killed in a 1992 highway bombing in Sicily by the Cosa Nostra[...]

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack.

Italy has been marking the 20th anniversary of the attack on the Sicilian highway that killed the prosecutor and his wife, but it was unclear if there was an organized crime link to Saturday's explosion[...]

Interior Minister Anna Maria Cancellieri, in charge of domestic security, said she was "struck" by the fact that the school was named after the slain hero and his wife, but she cautioned that investigators at that point "have no elements" to blame the school attack on organized crime.

"It's not the usual (method) for the Mafia," she told Sky in a phone interview. The Sicilian-based Cosa Nostra usually targets specific figures, such as judges, prosecutors, turncoats or rival mobsters in attacks, and not civilian targets such as schools.

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Terrible, just terrible. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by this.

h/t Laura

Video from Sky News below fold:

By Stable Hand at 10:43 AM | Comments |

April 05, 2011

Libyans burn Quran. From Bulgarian tv

I meant church. Italy hurt their feelings or something:

By Stable Hand at 03:09 PM | Comments |

March 24, 2011

I'm Pretty Sure That Bunga Bunga Means Good Gay

This story asks the question, What does Bunga Bunga mean.

The BBC said it was originally thought that Berlusconi picked up the phrase from his friend Moammar Gadhafi. The Libyan leader reportedly hosted parties involving “harems’’ of young women and called the bashes bunga bunga.
Then they speculate about the meaning, which is easily located here at the Daily Mail.

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Any questions?

By Howie at 06:23 AM | Comments |

November 09, 2010

Busted: Italy, Police arrest 16 Muslim Terror Suspects

Algerians, Moroccans & 2 Italians[Via Watcher]

Rome, 9 Nov. (AKI) - Police in the southern Italian city of Naples on Tuesday arrested 16 people, mainly North Africans, who are suspected of having links to a terrorist cell. Two Italians were among the suspects, sources told Adnkronos.

The suspects allegedly provided logistical support to terrorism by abetting illegal immigration, forging and trafficking false documents and counterfeiting bank notes.

Illegal immigration shows it's ugly head, again....

By Stable Hand at 02:57 PM | Comments |

October 15, 2010

Butt Kicking....The Bad Islamic Version

I said kicking, you sickos.

Free Thinker

A WOMAN of Pakistani origins has been killed, and her daughter gravely injured in Italy following a family row over an arranged marriage earlier this month.

The daughter, 20-year-old Nosheen Butt, was hospitalised with head injuries and a broken arm after her 19-year-old brother beat her with a stick in the courtyard of their building in Novi, near the northern city of Modena.

According to Modena prosecutors’ initial findings, the father Ahmad Khan Butt, a 53-year-old construction worker, threw his wife to the ground and beat her with a brick while the brother Umair attacked his sister. The father had been in Italy less that 10 years and was the owner of the local mosque.

By Ronin at 01:15 PM | Comments |

October 04, 2010

France Seeks Extradition Of Al Qaeda Suspect In Italy

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Photoshop: WhoCaresAnymore

Riahd Hennouni, a French citizen of Algerian descent, was previously arrested a month ago but Italy didn't announce the arrest until yesterday.

Via CNN

Paris, France (CNN) -- France has requested the extradition of an al Qaeda suspect arrested in Italy, a French court official said Monday.

Didier Allard of the Palais de Justice appeals court identified the man as Riahd Hennouni, and said an anti-terror judge in Paris had requested his arrest.

Paris has not yet heard back from Rome about its extradition request, Allard said

In other possible related news: Japan joins Britain & US/issues travel alert

By Stable Hand at 11:23 AM | Comments |

October 16, 2009

Italy Bribed Taliban? **Update eh: Et Tu Canada**

I have my doubts, especially when the sources are a Taliban commander and unnamed Afghan officials. Only reason I posted this was for the super hawt Italian chick with a gun and the historical (as I think Sarkozy has bigger nuts than Ofumble) stereotype confirming paragraphs included in the article.

Via Daily Mail:

The protection payments came to light after the death of ten French soldiers in August 2008 at the hands of the Taliban in the region.

The French had taken over the district from Italian troops thinking the area was quiet and safe, and were unaware of the alleged secret payments meant to stop attacks on their forces.

Update: Now I'm sure this is a load.

By Ronin at 11:06 AM | Comments |

October 13, 2009

Italy's equality minister calls for burqa ban

Mara Carfagna, Italy's Equality Minister, who is most famous for posing nude has called for the ban of the burqa in Italy. Carfagna states that the burqa is a symbol of submission of women and is an obstacle to intregation.

To see what this is all about visit RoA. Might be NSFW.

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August 09, 2008

Italy Busts Terror Cell

Via BBC:

Five North Africans have been arrested in Italy on charges of conspiring to commit acts of international terrorism.

Police in Bologna say they arrested four Tunisians and a Moroccan and are seeking a sixth man.

They are investigating an alleged international terrorist ring, which they say recruited suicide bombers for Iraq and Afghanistan.

By Howie at 08:58 PM | Comments |

November 04, 2007

Italy Expels Romanians

The Romani and Sinti tribal communities, widely known as gypsies, have lived for a thousand years in Europe, primarily Eastern Europe, and with Romania joining the European Union last year, many have migrated to Italy. In fact,

"Nobody imagined having to face 500,000 poor souls that in one year have left Romania for Italy," Interior Minister Giuliano Amato said.
They arrived as vagrants, building makeshift camps on river banks and back alley slums. With them came a cloud of petty, and some not so petty, crimes. Last year, more than 15 percent of foreigners accused of murder, sexual violence and theft were Romanian.

The Italians are understandably irritated. Racial hatred has been growing and a recent attack, blamed on a Romanian, on a naval officer's wife has caused outrage. As a result,

Italian authorities have expelled Romanians they deem dangerous and torn down a Roma and Sinti camp in the wake of the killing of an Italian naval officer's wife. Some fear an increase of racist violence.

Italian officials raised fears of an anti-Romanian "vendetta" on Saturday, Nov. 3, following apparent reprisal attacks the day before over the death of a woman allegedly killed by a Romanian.

"Unfortunately, it's what we fear," Interior Minister Giuliano Amato told La Repubblica daily of Friday's attacks against three Romanians by masked men armed with sticks.

"We must prevent this terrible tiger that is xenophobic hatred, the racist beast, from leaving its cage," Amato said.

Notably, the expulsion of the Romanians can occur with only a judge's order and it's good for three years. No criminal history nor trial is necessary for someone to be sent packing.

So, in a nutshell, a half-million Romanians arrive in Italy and crime spikes. They get blamed and the citizenry gets angry. Random vendettas occur. The Italian government decides to expel the Romanians despite the fact that they are EU citizens who supposedly enjoy unrestricted travel among EU countries.


[Update 11/05/07]

The situation in Italy has prompted Pope Benedict XVI to make a statement.

"I hope that relations between migrant populations and local populations take place in the spirit of that high moral civilization that is the fruit of the spiritual and cultural values of every population and country," the pope told pilgrims in St. Peter's Square.

"May those who deal with security and welcoming programs know how to use instruments aimed at guaranteeing the rights and duties that are at the foundations of every true coexistence and encounter between peoples," Benedict said.

Also, the Romanian government is communicating with the Italians about the issue. I suspect that the situation will get worse before it improves.

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