Italy Expels Holy Imam Who Called for Terror Attacks on Rome
The Italian government expelled a Moroccan imam who called for terrorist attacks on Rome.
Italy has expelled a Moroccan man after investigations revealed he wanted to commit acts of terrorism and planned to travel to Syria, the interior minister said on Tuesday.
The 40-year-old, who had briefly acted as a Muslim cleric while living near the northern town of Padua, left Italy on a plane bound for Casablanca, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano (pictured) said in a statement.
“I decided to expel him because … he showed a will to commit terrorist acts and the intention to go to conflict zones in Syria,” Alfano said.
Italy, which joined many other countries in raising its security alert after militants killed 130 people in Paris in November, has now expelled 65 suspected jihadists, Alfano said.