Luigi Brugnaro, the mayor of Venice, Italy, has declared that anyone who shouts “Allahu Akbar” in his city will be shot dead by snipers.
Brugnaro made his remarks after last week’s radical Islamic terror attacks in Barcelona that left 15 people dead.
“In contrast with Barcelona, where they had not set up protection, we keep our guard up,” Brugnaro said at a press conference. “If anyone runs into St. Mark’s Square shouting ‘Allahu Akbar,’ we will take him down. A year ago I said after four steps, now after three. I will say it in Venetian: ‘Ghe Sparemo’ (we will shoot him).”
Referring to a recent plot by terrorists to blow up the Rialto bridge in Venice, Brugnaro added, “they wanted to go to Allah. But we’ll send them straight to Allah before they can do any damage.”
The Mirror quotes Brugnaro as doubling down on his statement last night, declaring, “I have never been politically correct. In fact, I am politically correct and that’s why we also need a naval blockade against people coming into Italy from north Africa.”
Rather than merely posting #NotAllMuslims on social media or saying “Terrorism is just part and parcel of living in a big city,” as London Mayor Sadiq Khan did, Venice’s mayor is defending his city and the people there.