North African migrants under investigation over bombing Salvini’s League’s party office

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Two migrants from the North African country of Morocco who reside in Italy are under investigation for their connection to the bombing of an office of Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s League party.

According to a report by Il Giornale, the attack happened in January, and resulted in the front door of the League party headquarters in San Valentino Torio destroyed after an explosive was detonated. Following the blast, leftist politicians in the country played it off as merely ‘Christmas fireworks’.

Italian prosecutors have said that the two primary suspects in the attack are Moroccan migrants –  Abderrahim S., 41, and Moktar J., 37 – who are currently being investigating under the suspicion of setting off the explosives. Both men were identified thanks to footage captured by CCTV.

The regional deputy coordinator for the League party in Salerno, Mariano Falcone, stated that although the harm caused to the building wasn’t extensive, “It is an attack against Matteo Salvini and against the League. He called the attack “disturbing”.

Falcone expressed that, “We must not let our guard down,” while he warned of violent leftist groups that have popped up recently in the country are behaving in a similar fashion to extreme-left terrorists who perpetrated acts of violence in the country during the 1970s.

One of these extreme-left terrorists, Cesare Battisti, not long ago admitted to killing a number of people dura that era after he was deported by Brazil’s recently elected National Populist president Jair Bolsonaro.

This is hardly the first time that Salvini’s party offices have been attacked with some kind of explosive device. Just last year in August, extreme-left Antifa attacked the League’s party headquarters in Treviso. The group took responsibility for the bombing online.

In September of last year, university leftists in Italy put up posters calling for the assassination of Salvini.

Two separate explosive devices were armed for the attack – one employed to divert police and other people to the area where a second explosive filled with metal fragments and nails would then detonate. Luckily, Italian authorities were able to disarm the second explosive before it went off and wreaked havoc.

Since he assumed office in 2018, it’s been most mostly extremist leftist organizations who have called for and who have perpetrated violent attacks against Salvini and his League party. However, this most recent case in Salerno is quite different in that the alleged perpetrators appear to be migrants.

This most recent bombing against the League’s regional party headquarters comes on the heels of another migrant’s – 47-year-old Senegalese national Ousseynou Sy – attempt to set a bus ablaze with 51 school children on board. The Senagalese man stated he did it as an act of revenge against Salvini for his anti-mass migration policies.

Written by Doug Johnston

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