A pacifist? He hated Israel
The cruelty of the public execution of a young man who had family and friends, as it was the case with Vittorio Arrigoni’s killing, is always awful. And this is clear. What isn’t clear to the European public is that it is patently evident that the killers are his old Islamic Jihadists friends from Gaza.
But they could have been Afghanis, or Iraqis. In 2002, Daniel Pearl was killed in Karachi with similar methods because he was a Jew. In 2004 the decapitation of the American Nick Berg in Iraq was filmed, the Jihadists said, “to give a clear message to the West”. The Italian Fabrizio Quattrocchi was executed because he was “an enemy of God, an enemy of Allah”. And Vittorio Arrigoni, as his butchers say it in the video, in the words that scroll across the screen, because “he was spreading western immorality in Gaza” and because “Italy fights against Islamic countries”.
It has been repeated again and again that Hamas, with whom Arrigoni was on friendly terms, has condemned the crime. But in actual fact it doesn’t matter if the assassins are members of Hamas or not. They have been, they will be, they are all controlled by Hamas. Even Al Qaida, which has a presence in Gaza, is seen by Hamas in a better or worse light, depending on the moment.
But Hamas is always top dog in Gaza.