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  1. Ziras

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    Gunman Kills Two in Market in Florence - WSJ.com

    A man has opened fire in an outdoor market in Florence, killing two people before turning the gun on himself, Italian authorities said.

    The gunman, an Italian with extreme right-wing views, according to police, killed two market vendors from Senegal on Tuesday then critically wounded three other Senegalese immigrants in another market in the city before ending his own life.

    Florence prosecutor Giuseppe Quattrocchi said the man shot himself in the head in an underground car park under the covered market of San Lorenzo, in the heart of the Tuscan capital, as police were approaching him.

    Investigators identified the attacker as 50-year-old Gianluca Casseri. RAI state TV said he was known to police for having participated in racist marches by an extreme right-wing group. It said he used a .357 Magnum revolver.

    Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano condemned what he called the "barbarous killing of two foreign workers" and denounced "this blind explosion of hatred".

    He called on Italian authorities and society to "combat in the bud every form of intolerance and to reaffirm the tradition of openness and solidarity in our country".

    Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi described the assailant as a "clear-headed, mad and racist killer", the Italian news agency ANSA said. Mr Renzi added: "Florence is weeping."

    After the attacks, Senegalese immigrants in Florence started spontaneously marching toward the centre of the city, yelling "Senegal, Senegal".

    Many Senegalese work as vendors, selling scarves, wallets, belts, handbags and other items to locals and tourists near monuments in several Italian cities, including Florence and Rome.

    The attacks in Florence while many people were out for lunch came on the same day as a grenade attack on a crowd of holiday shoppers in the Belgian city of Liege. There, a man armed with grenades and an assault rifle attacked the crowd, leaving four people and the attacker dead.
     
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    Interpreter FULL MEMBER

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    Economic downturn is arousing racism and fascism in Europe.
     
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    Neo-Nazis are some of the stupidest people around.
     
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    Another Breivik. We will call this one Breivikolini.

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    Economic downturn is not the main factor, it may certainly be an accelerating factor but it's not the fundamental factor. There would still be attacks on immigrants in Europe with or without the economic downturn.
     
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  5. JonAsad

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    Wonder- for how many virgin nuns he fell for- :lol:-


    and look at the definition-
    An Italian with " extreme right-wing views " :D-

    Call him a christian terrorist and move on- :bunny:
     
  6. Shardul.....the lion

    Shardul.....the lion SENIOR MEMBER

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    Right wing terrorism is on rise in europe,
    while right wing nationalism is rise in asia
     
  7. FairAndUnbiased

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    i agree, japan's right wing fascism must be stopped at all costs.
     
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    Not necessarely.
    They are no religion extrem right groups in Europe.
    I can give you some exemples of some: the killer in Norway, the guy who tried to kill the French president Chirac a few years ago, the people who were arrested for having saccaged the cimetery of Jews and Muslims in Carpantra in France a long time ago
    I don't know for this guy in Italia anyway. It is true Italians are more into religion than Frenchs
     
  9. Ziras

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    Looks like after the success of Jihad wing..A Qaeda has started a Crusade wing..What will be next a Kamikaze wing?