Milan, 6 August (AKI) - An Islamic centre near Milan in northern Italy has condemned what it says was a fire bomb attack near its premises in the early hours of Monday morning.
"Just after midnight an unidentified group carried out a clear terrorist attack in which a molotov cocktail was hurled at a car parked near the entrance of the Islamic Centre of Milan and Lombardy", the center said in a statement.
"When the imam emerged from the centre following the explosion, the group launched a second molotov cocktail towards the burning vehicle, in an apparent attempt to committ grievous bodily harm against the imam, who thank God, was not hurt", it added.
The imam allegedly targeted in the attack was a replacement for Ali Abu Shweima, the imam who runs the centre situated in Segrate, on the outskirts of Milan. Shweima is on vacation, the centre said.
According to the centre which also runs a mosque, the incident is the latest in a series on Muslim targets, including an arson attack against the offices of a charity, Islamic Relief; death threats against a charity worker, Abdullah Gonzaga; anti-Muslim graffiti on walls and the verbal abuse of a woman wearing a Muslim headscarf.
The centre said the media should also be held responsible for the attacks because "what has happened can be linked to a demonization campaign against Islam and Muslims carried out by certain information outlets at national level".
Of course it's all the media's fault, for carrying the torch of these radicals. I fear this is just a symptom of the frustration Europeans are feeling as they are crushed into islamic submission by their own governments, and that this is just the beginning of a much more violent Europe for years to come.