The deluge of vitriolic abuse directed at Silvia Sardone, 37, came after she argued publicly against a plan put forward by the municipality of Milan to build a temporary mosque in the Via Novara area of the city.
The insults are almost unrepeatable: “Whore…”, “shit…”, “racist c…”. And again: “disgusting”, “daughter of a…”, “ho…” and so on.
REMIX News According to a report from the Italian newspaper Il Giornale, a number of messages – most of which came from the social media profiles of Muslim foreigners – were sent to Sardone. One sender threatened to set the female populist MEP on fire, while another person attempting to intimidate the Sardone is said to have written: “We will come into your house and rape you.”
Responding to the nasty threats made against her, Sardone said that they “highlight, once more, that there is a latent hatred towards those who dare to ask for rules, controls, and security on the issue of mosques.”
But Sardone isn’t planning to submit to the intimidation tactics utilized by those threatening her. “These threats of rape or death will not stop me from denouncing the Democratic Party’s submission to certain Islamic communities and the risks of the city,” she said.