Italians Getting Tired of Muslim Invasion

by Enza Ferreri   8/23/14

A small but significant story comes from Italy.

Adel Smith, born in Alexandria, Egypt, son of an Italian father and Egyptian mother and living in Ofena, a little town in the central Italian region of Abruzzi, has just died at 54 from a serious illness.

The reason why he is remembered is his constant attacks against Christianity, which this Muslim man probably believed to be an easy target in the current secularist climate.

In 2003, his intolerance for Christian objects in public buildings prompted him to request the removal of all Christian symbols, including crosses, from the primary school in Ofena attended by his children, request granted by L’Aquila Court judge Mario Montanaro.

In 2005, Smith succeded in his request to have even Christmas plays and Nativity scenes banned from the same school.

But eventually he met his comeuppance in 2006, when he was sentenced to 8 months in jail for contempt for religion for his gesture of 3 years before: at the height of his anti-Christian delirium, he had hurled a crucifix out of the window of the hospital where his mother was a patient.

There is only so much that Italians can take.

I found this story on the Facebook page of the aptly-named group “Italians are not racist, they’re just tired of this invasion”.


EnzaEnza Ferreri is an Italian-born, London-based Philosophy graduate, author, and journalist. She has been a London correspondent for several Italian magazines and newspapers, including Panorama, L’Espresso, La Repubblica. She is in the Executive Council of the UK’s party Liberty GB.


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2 Responses to Italians Getting Tired of Muslim Invasion

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Well, he would certainly fit perfectly into the Democratic Party of today. I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but in early 2013 a Florida professor who was also a top official in the Palm Beach county Democrats insisted that the students of his class write the name “Jesus” on a piece of paper and then stomp on it. (Fans of C. S. Lewis may recall an extremely similar scene from That Hideous Strength.) One student objected, and initially got into trouble until it came out and the college (University of South Florida, as I recall) retreated under pressure. Would that more Americans had the courage of their convictions, as those Italians did. Perhaps this sort of resistance to christophobia is more likely in small towns.

    Incidentally, a college friend of mine had a family that came from the Abruzzi. Who knows, maybe it was even from the area where this happened.

  2. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    Perhaps this prick really was offended by Christianity and its symbols, but I suspect it was more important for him to impose his will on those around him.

    That a court could grant this fool’s wishes in Italy, where Christianity took root 2,000 years ago and where both Peter and Paul were martyred, is amazing to me. To remove Christianity from Italy’s history would be even more crazy than taking it out of America’s.

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