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Parenting, Italian Style

Reader comment on item: The Fatal Stabbing of Angelo Frammartino, Palestinian Apologist

Submitted by MAC (United States), Aug 29, 2006 at 16:42

Pipes is on the mark when he points out the twisted values championed in Italy through this affair.

My wife and I lived in Italy when I was in grad school. We saw all the "Israel Boia" graffiti (The Israelis are Butchers!) spray painted on the walls of buildings around Florence, even though Syria going into Lebanon was backed by the old USSR and Syria's main accomplishment was having establsihed one of the most brutal regimes since Mussolini's Italy, Stalin's Russia or Hitler's Germany.Italian anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli sentiment cloaked under the guise of some delusional left-wing liberation thing was pretty disgusting, given that there was neither recognition of Italian complicity in the Holocaust, nor any willingness to discuss Islamofascism or the brutal nature of most Moslem societies. Instead, there was the usual "radical chic" position that all the Moslems were "victims" of the West.

As a follow up to Pipes, the key questions now are: 1) What did this kid expect when he went there? 2) What the heck is wrong with his parents??


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