Comment: The power of racism together with a lynch-mob’s blind rage can be a devastating combination. Only opportunist politicians believe that they can tame a social beast like racism and let it out of the cage. As Anders Breivik proved over and over again, racism can turn on its supposed master.
Those that feel the brunt of racism in Europe today are the most deprived and helpless members of our society. In this most recent case in northern Italy, hundreds of residents from a suburb of Turn took to the streets protesting an alleged rape on an Italian woman by two men of the Romany minority.
Writes the guardian.co.uk: “A splinter group of around 50 residents then marched towards a nearby camp where they reportedly called for all women and children to leave before throwing firecrackers and setting fire to caravans, shacks and cars.”
The cause? According to Rome-based daily La Reppublica, the “victim” had promised her father that she’d remain a virgin until she married but lied about the rape. She was sleeping with her boyfriend.
This lynch mob in northern Italy is further proof of the rise of racism in Italy and Europe.
The story that was published in the guardian.co.uk is only the tip of the iceberg.
Thank you JusticeDemon for the heads up!
A 16-year-old Italian girl whose claim that she was raped by Gypsies prompted a furious mob to launch an arson attack on a Turin Roma camp has admitted to police that she invented her story.