“How do you want me to be? Try sending a relative of yours for two years and I want to see if he doesn’t come back converted.” Silvia Romano’s mother said so, going out with her dog from her home in via Casoretto, in Milan. “Use your brain,” added the lady, returning and reiterating that she did not want to make any further statements. “We want to be at peace, we need peace.”
“There are no ransoms for me” for his release, “otherwise I should say it”. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said it on the ‘Fuori dal Coro’ broadcast on Rete 4. “Why is the word of a terrorist being interviewed worth more than that of the Italian state?”, He added referring to today’s interview with Shabaab spokesman who spoke of Italy’s payment of a ransom. “I don’t want to be moral” but “none of us know what it means to remain in the hands of a terrorist cell that enlists children and criminals for a year and a half. We wait for this girl to find her own serenity: a series has instead been unleashed of threats that risk making her have an escort in Italy after we freed her from a terrorist cell, “said Speranza. “We don’t know what was behind her smile when she got off the plane,” he added.
Meanwhile, an investigation has been opened in Milan – For the insults on social media and the threatening sentences addressed on social media to Silvia Romano, the Milan counter-terrorism officer, Albero Nobili has opened an investigation. The hypothesis, against unknowns, is of aggravated threats. Silvia Romano’s Facebook profile is no longer visible, it has been closed.
A campaign of hatred arose around Silvia Romano, the young cooperative kidnapped in Kenya on 20 November 2018 and freed in Somalia last Saturday, as early as Sunday, upon her arrival in Italy, a campaign of hatred arose. For this reason the Prefecture of Milan, the city where you live with your family and where you returned yesterday, is considering protection measures and the Casoretto building in which you live is already under surveillance by the police.
Now after the insults and even death threats (a leaflet was also found near the girl’s home) related in particular to the conversion to Islam, which the girl gained during her imprisonment, the prosecutor Nobili opened an investigation.
A councilor of the Municipality of Asolo (Treviso) posted a photo of Silvia Romano and underneath wrote “hang it”, Nico Basso, a ‘Venetian’ group leader of the civic “Towards the future”, former councilor of the Northern League city council of the Treviso municipality. A post on Facebook that was immediately canceled, but which was accompanied by other messages of hatred and vulgar offenses to the young Italian co-worker freed in Somalia after 18 months of captivity.
Under the lens also a post by Sgarbi – Under scrutiny by the Milan prosecutors, who investigate the insults and threats to Silvia Romano, there is also a post by Vittorio Sgarbi, who wrote that the young woman “should be arrested” for “external competition in a terrorist association”. Among other things, the 24-year-old herself spoke during the hearing this afternoon as an offended person, in front of Milan prosecutor Alberto Nobili, head of the counter-terrorism pool, and investigators of the Ros dei carabinieri.