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  • Italy warned about Milan-based ISIS cell

    08/15/2016 10:36:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies ^ | 14 Aug 2016 16:18 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    Libyan authorities have warned Italy about an ISIS cell based in the Milan area with links to one of the extremist group’s battle-hardened veterans, Italian media reported Sunday. The existence of the network was reportedly revealed by documents seized by Libyan agents after government forces took over an ISIS headquarters in the city of Sirte earlier this week. The Italy-based militants were said to be associates of Abu Nassim, 47, a Tunisian who lived in Italy for most of his 20s and subsequently fought in Afghanistan and Syria, before becoming an ISIS commander in Libya. …
  • Milan Overrun by ‘Invasion’ Of Thousands Of Immigrants

    08/11/2016 6:16:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 11, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    As other migratory routes north have closed, migrants have converged on the Italian city of Milan, in what Italian press are describing as an “invasion” of thousands of migrants and fear of thousands more. In past weeks, caravans of migrants who arrive in southern Italy have made their way north, only to find their progress halted by tight borders with France, Austria and Switzerland. The result has been a growing migrant population forming in such areas as Lake Como, Ventimiglia and now the Italian industrial capital of Milan.
  • Ex-CIA Officer Facing Imprisonment Says Hillary Clinton Is Partially to Blame

    06/13/2016 2:21:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Vice News ^ | 13 June 2016 | Katie Engelhart and Jason Leopold
    A former CIA counterterrorism officer who is set to be extradited to Italy where she faces a four-year prison sentence in connection with the rendition of a suspected terrorist that took place in Milan in 2003 said Hillary Clinton is partially to blame for her ordeal. Sabrina De Sousa, two-dozen other CIA officers, and an Air Force colonel were convicted in absentia in 2009 in Italy on kidnapping and other charges in connection with the abduction of Osama Mustapha Hassan Nasr, better known as Abu Omar, a radical Egyptian cleric whose fiery anti-American speeches in the immediate aftermath of 9/11...

    02/15/2016 8:18:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/14/16 | Juliana Freitag
    Love-themed tours are being offered in the Milan Cathedral for Valentine's Day -- and they'll include homosexual couples. The organization responsible for the restoration and maintenance of the cathedral, La Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo ("The Venerable Factory of the Cathedral"), is sponsoring the romantic tours, with the aim of raising funds for the renovation. The program includes a visit to the Church's spires at sunset. Unlike other tours, which are open to the general public and may include children, this one is aimed specifically at adult couples. If their donation surpasses 80 euros, a personalized certificate is issued as "a...
  • American Airlines flight to Milan diverted to Canada, reports of injuries on board

    01/24/2016 6:43:58 PM PST · by cll · 65 replies
    9 News Australia ^ | 01/24/2016
    An American Airlines flight from Miami to Milan has been diverted to Canada, with reports of injuries on board. Flight AA206 has been cleared to land at St John's International Airport in Newfoundland. There are paramedics on the ground waiting for the plane's arrival. Canadian newspaper The Telegram reports there are five ambulances at the airport, and "there are people with serious injuries on board". This is a developing story. More information will be added as it comes to hand.
  • Bicyclists have free rein as Milan bans private cars (Italy)

    12/28/2015 2:30:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2015 11:25 AM EST | Colleen Barry
    Bicyclists had free rein of Milan's streets Monday during a six-hour ban on private cars in a bid to alleviate persistent smog. Pollution levels in Italy's business capital have exceeded levels considered healthy for more than 30 days straight, prompting officials to ban private cars from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday this week. Officials said private motorists, who risked steep fines, widely respected the ban on its first day. ...
  • Migrants dump rubbish in the streets in protest... No cleaner or Wi-Fi (Italy)

    12/22/2015 3:18:11 PM PST · by Gritty · 52 replies
    Daily ^ | Dec 22, 2015 | Simon Tomlinson
    <p>Migrants have dumped rubbish in the streets in protest at not getting a cleaner or wi-fi at the free villa they have been given for shelter.</p> <p>The 24 refugees are up in arms after demanding someone clean up after them in the Italian duplex where they have been housed since arriving from sub-Saharan Africa last summer.</p>
  • Italy: Court Upholds Convictions of Americans in Kidnapping Case (CIA Agents)

    12/16/2010 6:19:25 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 15, 2010 | ELISABETTA POVOLEDO
    An appellate court in Milan upheld on Wednesday the conviction of 23 Americans charged with kidnapping an Egyptian cleric in 2003 and ordered even harsher sentences. All but one of the Americans are Central Intelligence Agency operatives.
  • Italy orders arrest of CIA agents over Imams abduction

    06/24/2005 7:22:28 PM PDT · by JustTheTruth · 9 replies · 523+ views
    Al Jazeera on-line edition (English) ^ | 6/24/2005 10:45:00 PM GMT | Al Jazeera
    Italy orders arrest of CIA agents over Imams abduction 6/24/2005 10:45:00 PM GMT Italian authorities ordered the arrest of 13 CIA agents accused of kidnapping a Muslim leader Italian authorities ordered the arrest of 13 agents of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) accused of kidnapping a Muslim leader in northern Italy, an Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The arrest warrants were issued by Italian Judge Chiara Nobili at the request of the anti-terrorist division of the state prosecutor's office, the Corriere della Sera said. The 13 agents are suspected of kidnapping Osama Mustafa Hassan, also known as Abu Omar,...
  • First Lady Brings ‘Let’s Move’ Message to Milan

    07/03/2015 8:13:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    ( - First lady Michelle Obama traveled to Milan last week as part of the ‘Let’s Move!’ Program to promote a “global dialogue about the future of our food system,” according to the blog. Mrs. Obama led the Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015 with the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” where she shared the “successes of Let’s Move! and the efforts happening in the United States to support healthier lifestyles” and “learned from other countries’ leaders about how they are addressing the issue of childhood obesity and raising healthier families.” “That’s why it’s so important...
  • Ukraine crisis the focal point in Pope's discussion with Putin

    06/10/2015 1:32:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    cna ^ | June 10, 2015 | Elise Harris
    Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, prefect of the papal household, greets Russian president Vladimir Putin upon his arrival at the Vatican, June 10, 2015. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA. Vatican City, Jun 10, 2015 / 01:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the second meeting between Pope Francis and Russian president Vladimir Putin, held on Wednesday at the Vatican, the discussion focused on the current crises in both Ukraine and the Middle East. Under Putin, Russia has annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine; and according to the Ukrainian government and Western nations, Russian arms and soldiers are fighting alongside pro-Russian separatists in the east of the...
  • Pope Francis meets a tardy Putin

    06/10/2015 12:52:44 PM PDT · by Altenkrug · 9 replies
    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday. Putin and Francis spoke privately for about 50 minutes before exchanging gifts and making brief remarks in front of reporters present for the event. The meeting, Putin’s second with the pontiff, came as one U.S. diplomat said he hoped the Vatican might use the occasion to “continue to express its concern” about Russia’s recent actions, “particularly about what’s happening in Ukraine.” After their discussions, Putin gave the pope a gold-thread embroidered portrait of the Russian Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which was destroyed in the Soviet era...
  • In Photos: Milan's May Day 'No Expo' Riots

    05/03/2015 5:07:57 PM PDT · by familyop · 8 replies, Vice Media ^ | May 3, 2015 | Photos by Stefano Santangelo, words by Leonardo Bianchi
    [Photos behind link.] This article originally appeared on VICE Italy Clashes broke out between police and anti-Expo 2015 demonstrators in the northern Italian city of Milan, on May 1st. Expo – a six-month food-themed world fair – has come under fire from protesters, who are angered by a corruption scandal involving senior government and Expo officials. When it secured the rights to host the Expo seven years ago, the Italian government set aside €1.3 billion for that purpose. Now many fear the investment will go directly into the pockets of the corporations involved in the fair, instead of benefiting their...
  • Rioters in Milan smash shopfronts, throw smoke bombs as Expo opens

    05/03/2015 1:00:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01 May 2015 | Phil Han
    Milan has been waiting since 2008 for this day and now it has finally come—but takeoff for the World Expo 2015 looks to be overshadowed by violent protests. The turnstiles and doors officially opened on Friday in Italy's commercial and fashion capital. But opening day excitement for the six-month-long commercial event wasn't necessarily present among the crowds on Friday. The wet weather may have dampened the number of visitors to the event on its first day—with noticeably empty entrances and security checkpoints. Meanwhile, thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Milan behind a banner reading "No Expo, Eat the...
  • After Madrid, Terror Leader’s ‘Balkan Map’ Worries Italy

    03/28/2004 11:40:18 AM PST · by Destro · 11 replies · 337+ views ^ | Sunday, March 28 @ 13:20:00 EST | CDeliso
    After Madrid, Terror Leader’s ‘Balkan Map’ Worries Italy Posted on Sunday, March 28 @ 13:20:00 EST by CDeliso Italian authorities are concerned about a possible link between the Madrid bombers, Al Qaeda and Bosnia, reports Croatia’s Slobodna Dalmacija newspaper. According to their investigation, mujahedin who participated in the Bosnian civil wars were imported from an al Qaeda training camp near Zenica to help with the bombings in Madrid, and other attacks possibly being planned for the future. “Their road was from Zenica through Split to Ancona,” says the paper, citing Italian authorities who point to the Balkan map found in...
  • US Anti-Abortion Film Gets Italian Teacher Sacked

    01/07/2015 12:58:43 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 7 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    Giorgio Nadali, a religion teacher in Milan who had taught for 26 years, published 9 books and contributed to several magazines, has been suspended from teaching the Catholic religion. His “crime” was to show his secondary school students the famous 30-minute documentary The Silent Scream (whose video you can see by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above) in Italian. The film was made in 1984 in the USA, narrated by obstetrician and gynecologist Bernard Nathanson, MD. It illustrates the abortion process via ultrasound and portrays an abortion taking place in the uterus. It's a vivid representation of a...
  • Celebrities Among Victims of Tsunami

    12/28/2004 2:41:47 PM PST · by TheDon · 24 replies · 5,828+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 28, 2004 | Rob Kennedy
    By ROB KENNEDY, Associated Press Writer BANGKOK, Thailand - A German statesman, a Czech supermodel and a Swedish Olympic ski champion were among the vacationers whose search for peace and sun in tropical southern Asia was shattered by the tsunamis that spared neither rich nor poor. AP Photo   Petra Nemcova — who appeared on the cover of 2003 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue — was carried away with her boyfriend, the fashion photographer Simon Atlee, after a huge wave plowed into southern Thailand on Sunday. Nemcova's New York spokesman, Rob Shuter, said the model and her boyfriend had been vacationing...
  • Pakistanis Move to Milan, Wife Dons Milanese Dress, Husband Attacks Her with Shovel

    10/07/2014 7:30:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/07/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Milan used to be known for fashion. Now it’s known for Muslim settlers. And the introduction of Muslims to Milan isn’t going well. (via Religion of Peace) Police arrested a man who accused his Pakistani wife of dressing in a style he thought was too Western and then chased her up the street, striking her with the wooden handle of a shovel.When she fled outside, he gave chase, hitting her on the arm with the wooden handle. She found refuge in another home and police later arrested her husband.He said he did not approve of her clothing and the fact...
  • Berlusconi acquitted in Ruby sex case trial

    07/19/2014 12:20:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/18/14 | Giuseppe Aresu with Dario Thuburn - afp
    Milan (AFP) - An Italian appeals court on Friday cleared Silvio Berlusconi of having sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power in a surprise ruling that will strengthen the former prime minister on the political scene. "The defendant is acquitted," presiding judge Enrico Tranfa said, requesting silence after gasps from the courtroom. The effectively scraps Berlusconi's seven-year sentence and lifelong ban from holding public office. The judge said there was "no crime" on the abuse of power charge and that Berlusconi's actions "did not constitute a crime" on the prostitution one, promising to publish a detailed explanation within...
  • Report: Ebola Suspected In Europe: “Broken Through All Containment Efforts”

    04/20/2014 1:38:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 135 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/20/14
    Though officials at the World Health Organization are feverishly working to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in what is now seven African nations, their efforts may be for naught. In Guinea, a hot spot for the deadly contagion, government health officials have said that the outbreak is nearly under control. Yet, Reuters reports that the government “planned to stop publicly releasing the death toll to avoid causing unnecessary panic.” But panic may be in order. Despite the best efforts of emergency health workers it appears that virus may have crossed out of Africa into Europe.
  • Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie

    03/18/2014 11:07:16 AM PDT · by rawhide · 51 replies ^ | 3-18-14 | Francesca Trianni
    There are a few basic rules in museums. The first: don’t touch the art. The second: don’t take selfies while touching the art. At a museum in Milan, Italy, a student reportedly broke that second rule: he climbed on a statue dating back to the early 19th century to take a selfie and caused the statue’s left leg to fall off. The discovery was made on Tuesday morning by the staff of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, one of Italy’s most renowned academic institutions, and it was apparently also recorded by security cameras. The statue depicts the “Drunken...
  • 18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once

    02/16/2014 9:56:37 PM PST · by expat1000 · 36 replies
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  • Berlusconi's Bunga-Bunga Strippers Dressed Up as Barack Obama, Says Bellydancer Ruby

    05/18/2013 10:28:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    International Business Times ^ | May 18, 2013 | Timur Moon
    Berlusconi's Bunga-Bunga Strippers Dressed Up as Barack Obama, Says Bellydancer Ruby Silvio Berlusconi's infamous "bunga-bunga" parties featured strippers dressed as US President Obama as well as the more conventional fare of nuns and nurses, according to court testimony by the Moroccan woman at the centre of the scandal. Karima el-Mahroug, 20, was giving evidence at the trial of three former aides to Berlusconi who are accused of procuring her and other women for prostitution. El-Mahroug, a former bellydancer, said she attended about half a dozen parties, using her nickname Ruby. One each occasion, Berlusconi had handed her an envelope containing...
  • For Bartholomew, the "persecution of the Christians" has not ceased

    05/16/2013 12:58:05 PM PDT · by lightman · 2 replies
    Asia News ^ | 16 May AD 2013 | Staff
    Milan (AsiaNews) - Some 1,700 years have passed since Emperor Constantine granted Christians the right to believe in God, yet "the persecution of Christians has not ceased;" thus, "the Church of Christ will never cease to generate martyrs" until God "enlightens everyone, so that they understand that peace, reconciliation, tolerance, meekness, and mercy can only have a positive effect on human society in general, especially in terms of deeds and words." Religious freedom and the journey of a divided Church " towards unity according to the Lord's command" are central to the thoughts Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I expressed this morning...
  • Man kills 1, wounds 4 in pickaxe attack in Milan, Italy

    05/11/2013 6:03:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | May 11, 2013
    MILAN, Italy, May 11 (UPI) -- An illegal immigrant from Ghana went on a rampage with a pickaxe in Milan, Italy, Saturday, killing one person and wound four others, authorities said. The suspect, Mada Kabobo, 31, was taken into custody, Agenzia Giornalistica Italia reported
  • Pickaxe attacker kills one, injures four others in Milan (Illegal immigrant)

    05/11/2013 9:24:52 AM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 11, 2013
    ROME (Reuters) - A Ghanaian immigrant in the northern Italian city of Milan killed one man and injured four others in a frenzied and apparently random attack with a pickaxe on Saturday, police said. Italian news agency AGI said the man's first words to police were "I am hungry" in English.
  • Bin Laden son-in-law seized, held by U.S.

    03/07/2013 10:44:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/7/13 | Barbara Starr
    Osama bin Laden´s son-in-law has been captured and is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, two administration officials said on Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, was captured within the last week in Jordan, according to a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York. The lawmaker had been told of the capture by law enforcement officials. Congress was notified when Ghaith was taken into U.S. custody, the officials said.
  • 52% of Rapes in Rome Committed by Immigrants, 59% in Milan, 40% in Italy

    12/27/2012 5:49:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 39 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - - 52% of Rapes in Rome Committed by Immigrants, 59% in Milan, 40% in ItalyPosted By Daniel Greenfield On December 26, 2012 @ 10:13 pm In The Point | 6 Comments Muslims in Milan doing their part to keep Milan violent and rapey   “He was horrible, he had no teeth, his face disfigured by scars”. This is how one of the latest victims of rape in Milan, a businesswoman of 42, described her attacker, Mohamed K., 32, an Iraqi illegal immigrant already convicted for theft, assault and wounding. Last week, when she was going...
  • Leading US Bank Closes Vatican Bank’s Account

    03/19/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    JP Morgan Chase, one of America’s leading banks, has closed down an account held by the Vatican bank at its Italian branch office in Milan. Neither the American bank nor the Vatican bank (formally known as the Institute for Religious Works, or IOR) offered any public comment on the move. But officials at JP Morgan Chase acknowledged that the IOR account was closed because of concerns about the possible use of the Vatican bank for money-laundering.
  • Ford to recall Fusion, Milan sedans because wheels could fall off due to bolt problem

    12/10/2011 5:22:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 57 replies
    <p>DETROIT — Ford is recalling more than 128,000 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2010 and 2011 model years because the wheels can fall off the cars.</p> <p>The recall affects only cars with 17-inch steel wheels built from April 1, 2009 through April 30, 2009, and from Dec. 1, 2009 through Nov. 13, 2010.</p>
  • Italian Students Storm Milan Goldman Sachs Office (Occupy reaches Europe)

    10/14/2011 8:38:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/14/2011 | Tyler Durden
    While hardly the explanation for why the EURUSD has surged nearly 100 pips in the past 45 minutes on absolutely no news (or, in this bizarro market, explaining it perfectly), and as the market focuses its attention on where the line of angry young protesters is longer: by the New York Stock Exchange or in front of the Apple store, Italians, once again betrayed by their politicians who were bribed by Berlusconi to vote for him in the latest vote of "confidence" (at a price of €250k per vote), have decided to make their feelings for financial innovation, and its...
  • Surprise! Today Card. Scola of Milan received his pallium from Benedict XVI (Catholic Caucus)

    09/21/2011 2:11:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 1+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | September 21, 2011 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I saw in the Bolletino today that at Castel Gandolfo Pope Benedict XVI imposed the pallium today on Angelo Card. Scola, the new Archbishop of Milan.In the normal course of events, the Pope gives the pallium to newly appointed archbishops on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter’s in Rome.The Pope can give the pallium to whom it pleaseth His Holiness of Our Lord to do so. The Pope can choose when and where to do this.This unusual move, however, underscores the importance of the Archdiocese of Milan. The imposition also could have been accelerated by the...
  • Silvio Berlusconi warns Milan could become 'Gypsytown'

    05/24/2011 10:42:46 AM PDT · by mewykwistmas · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/24/2011 | BBCX
    "Milan cannot turn into an Islamic city, a zingaropoli [Gypsytown] full of Roma camps, besieged by foreigners to whom the left wants to give the right to vote," Mr Berlusconi said on his People of Freedom party website. "Milan is... one of the most important capitals in Europe in terms of intelligence, creativity and entrepreneurialism," he said. "A city like this will surely not want to hand itself over to the far left with the risk of becoming a disorderly, chaotic and unsafe city." Mr Berlusconi is understood to have taken first-round defeat in Milan - his home town and...
  • Old Mass Must be Kept Behind Closed Doors: Milan

    11/17/2010 10:36:54 AM PST · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/17/2010 | Tancred
    Italy [] Recently Father Jean-Pierre Herman - the Secretary of Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard of Brussels -- wanted to celebrate the Immemorial Mass in Milan's Cathedral. This is according to the website 'BLOG'. Father Herman was there for a meeting about Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman and the Liturgy in Milan. For starters he was forbidden to celebrate the Old Mass in the Cathedral. Then he contacted the Papal Commission 'Ecclesia Dei'. They intervened and concluded mthat the priest could celebrate the Mass behind closed doors within Cathedral with only one altar boy. Editor: This is +Tettamanzi's watch.
  • Fall Trend Alert: Rachel Bilson and Megan Fox Don Blazers in Milan

    09/29/2010 5:22:07 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    Style Bistro ^ | 09.27.10
    Some trends come and go in fashion. One season they're in, the next they're out. But one thing stays tried and true—the blazer. Rachel Bilson and Megan Fox were both spotted wearing blazers in Milan during Fashion Week. Rachel paired hers with a red-and-black printed dress at Roberto Cavalli, while Megan topped of a business-like outfit with a black piece at Emporio Armani.

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • Top male model found dead after falling from apartment window hours before Milan

    06/21/2010 8:15:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies · 1+ views ^ | 4:45 PM on 20th June 2010 | Nick Pisa
    Police are investigating the death of a top male model found dead just hours ahead of the start of Milan Men's Fashion Week. Catwalk star Tom Nicon, 22, died instantly after falling four floors from an apartment window in the centre of the Italian fashion capital. Police in Milan said today they were treating the death as suicide and investigating suggestions he had suffered from a ''complicated affair of love.'' A police source in Milan said: 'We have spoken to the friends he was staying with and they have told us that he had recently broken up with his girlfriend...
  • IHH's Deep, Longstanding Terror Ties

    06/10/2010 3:22:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 138+ views
    IPT News June 9, 2010 SNIPPET: "The Turkish-based charity that helped drive last week's deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos has deep ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. The Hamas ties are not in question. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and IHH officials simply do not acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist group." SNIPPET: "U.S. officials have expressed concern over the fact that "IHH representatives have met with senior Hamas officials in Turkey, Syria, and Gaza over the past three years," but IHH is not a designated terrorist organization in the United States. It's fair to ask, why not?"...
  • New York City-Based 'charity' Eyed in Terror Money Probe

    02/26/2004 3:18:50 PM PST · by nuconvert · 329+ views
    AP ^ | 2-26-04
    New York City-Based 'charity' Eyed in Terror Money Probe Feb. 26, 2004 By Tom Hays / Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) - When Sheik Abdullah Satar visited mosques in Brooklyn and Manhattan in the waning days of 1999, the FBI was watching. An outspoken cleric and political figure in Yemen, Satar was put under 24-hour surveillance amid fears about possible terrorist attacks on New Year's Eve. The sheik was never arrested or charged with a crime. But five years later, his name has resurfaced in an investigation of the Brooklyn branch of an obscure charity - its address a...
  • At Trial, U.S. Traces Roots of Terror Network to Brooklyn

    02/11/2004 9:51:46 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 21 replies · 413+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 2.12.2004 | William Glaberson
    prominent Yemeni sheik came to Brooklyn in 1999, raised money at mosques that was ostensibly for charity and then went to Italy, where he met with a top operative of Al Qaeda, according to federal prosecutors in Brooklyn.The sheik, Abdullah Satar, then made a speech in Italy calling upon people to join the jihad and denounced the United States for pursuing a terrorism suspect "to curry favor with the Jewish population and to project hatred upon Muslims,'' according to testimony of an F.B.I. agent at a trial of a New Jersey man in Federal District Court in Brooklyn that...
  • Berlusconi defends 'African' Milan remark (Milan 'seemed like an African city')

    10/08/2009 12:39:27 PM PDT · by onehitfrag · 13 replies · 924+ views
    Italy ^ | 10-06-09
    Premier Silvio Berlusconi on Friday defended a remark he made that Milan ''seemed like an African city'' because of the number of foreigners in the streets. ''I took a photograph of reality by referring to a walk through a central street in Milan where I saw 60% of people were foreigners and 40% were Italian,'' Berlusconi said. ''I asked myself if this is the Italy of the future that Italians want: the answer is no''.

    06/12/2009 4:27:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 576+ views ^ | 2009-06-11 14:11 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "(ANSA) - Genoa, June 11 - Six Italians were arrested Thursday on suspicion of plotting to attack Group of Eight summit facilities. The Rome-based group was trying to revive the Red Brigades terrorist organisation that plagued Italy in the 1970s and '80s, officials said." SNIPPET: "The six, including two men from Genoa, one from Milan, a Sardinian pro-independence militant and an old-guard Red Brigades terrorist, have been taken into custody on terrorism charges. Five have been taken to prison and one, reportedly found with a bomb, was placed under house arrest because of his age. The arrests were the...

    02/13/2007 7:59:43 AM PST · by Valin · 251+ views
    AKI ^ | 1/13/07
    Milan, 13 Feb. (AKI) - Magistrates in Milan on Tuesday started questioning 15 alleged members of the leftist Red Brigades terror group a day after police arrested them on charges of planning attacks against the Milan home of conservative opposition leader and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi, his Mediaset group, the Sky group, right-wing daily Libero, Italy's main oil company ENI and jurist Pietro Ichino, a government consultant on labour reform. Meanwhile, on Tuesday morning Italy's largest circulation daily Corriere della Sera received threats in a phone call placed by alleged members of the terror group in response to the arrests....
  • Italian police arrest 6 in raids against suspected members of radical leftist group

    06/11/2009 6:32:43 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 9 replies · 2,229+ views
    By Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2009 | By Associated Press
    ROME (AP) — Italian police arrested six people Thursday in raids on a group of suspected radical leftists who were allegedly planning a terror attack, authorities said.
  • Italy Says No To Dhimmitude - No More Muslim Prayer Jihads In Front of Churches

    01/22/2009 8:43:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 700+ views
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance ^ | January 23, 2009 | Pastorius
    From Il Corriere della Sera: Call for directive to prevent episodes like Duomo demonstration in Milan from happening again ROME – Places of worship, supermarkets and shopping malls will join public institutions, political party headquarters and diplomatic premises as being off-limits for demonstrators. Organisers will also have to pay a deposit as a guarantee against damage.NEW RULES – Interior minister Roberto Maroni has proposed new rules for public demonstrations, revealing that he is working on a directive to be sent to prefects and chiefs of police. A week ago, the minister explained to a hearing of the Senate’s constitutional affairs...

    01/11/2009 7:06:06 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 1,147+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 11, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    Remember this last week, when the Muslim hordes took over the Gothic church grounds in Milan and performed takbir (expansion) and some akbar? They allegedly apologized --- but they keep on doing it. Islamic imperialism. (photo hat tip Gaia)

    01/11/2009 2:38:36 PM PST · by Cindy · 82 replies · 1,842+ views ^ | January 11, 2009 | n/a
  • Muslims to apologise for prayers held in front of Milan cathedral

    01/09/2009 10:07:34 AM PST · by NYer · 36 replies · 1,140+ views
    Guardian ^ | January 9, 2009 | John Hooper in Rome
    Leaders of Milan's Muslims are to meet the city's Roman Catholic archbishop to apologise for an impromptu prayer service they held in front of the cathedral, a statement from the archbishopric said.Images of hundreds of Muslims bowing to Mecca in front of one of the pre-eminent symbols of Christianity in Italy prompted outrage among some, particularly rightwing, Italians. Defence minister Ignazio La Russa proposed that prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's coalition should "reply" with a mass on Sunday on the same spot.The status of other religions is a particularly sensitive issue in Italy where, until recently, almost the entire population was...
  • Italy: Plot to blow up Milan Cathedral

    12/04/2008 1:04:23 PM PST · by Frankusa · 63 replies · 7,835+ views
    Two Moroccans arrested in Italy yesterday wanted to blow up the Milan Cathedral on Christmas. They hoped an attack during the busy holiday would cost dozens of lives. This according to tapped phone calls, reports La Repubblica. The two belonged to an Islamic terror cell which had been followed by the Italian police already for months... Rachid Ilhami (31) and Abdelkader Ghafir (43) were arrested in Giussano, a city 25km away from Milan. The detectives gathered from tapped phone calls and confiscated computer files that the two also prepared attacks on a supermarket and a police bureau. They are arrested...
  • Terror Suspects `Targeting Italy`

    12/02/2008 1:09:43 PM PST · by knighthawk · 37 replies · 2,224+ views
    Life In Italy ^ | December 02 2008 | ANSA
    (ANSA) - Milan, December 2 - Two Moroccans arrested on Tuesday were planning terrorist attacks on targets in northern Italy after failing to make the ``necessary contacts`` to be sent abroad as jihad fighters, police said. Rachid Ilhami, 31, and Gafir Abdelkader, 42, are alleged to have been planning attacks on an immigration office and a police barracks in Milan as well as police stations, a supermarket and a night club carpark in smaller towns in the Lombardy region. Milan anti-terrorist unit chief Bruno Megale stressed that the pair were not ``an organic part of any organisation`` despite wiretapped conversations...