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Extreme Right-Winger, Gianluca Casseri Kills Two Senegalese Men

Gianluca Casseri

Gianluca Casseri

Over 90% of Senegalese are Muslims, is it shocking that this fanatical right-winger from Florence targeted them? Don’t expect the likes of Robert Spencer to speak about some one such as Casseri who likely shares in his ideology, he’s too busy trying to link crimes committed by random Muslims to Islam.

Florence street vendors shot dead by lone gunman

Police said the gunman, Gianluca Casseri, 50, was known to have sympathies with Italy’s extreme Right.

He first opened fire on a group of Senegalese street traders at a market in Piazza Dalmazia, on the northern outskirts of the Tuscan city, killing two, seriously wounding a third and causing panic among shoppers and pedestrians.

He then jumped into a white car and drove off. Witnesses said the owner of a newspaper stall tried to block him but the gunman told him that unless he got out of the way he would be the next victim.

Casseri appeared a short time later at San Lorenzo market, in the centre of Florence, where he opened fire again with a .357 Magnum hand gun, wounding two more Senegalese hawkers.

He then turned the gun on himself, shooting himself in the chest.

“I heard the shots but I thought they were fireworks. Then I turned around and I saw three men on the ground surrounded by blood,” a vendor at the scene of the first shooting told the Italian news agency Ansa.

Senegalese traders were quoted as saying that they had worked in the city for years, had never had any trouble, and could not understand the motive for the attacks.

Florence and other large Italian cities host a shifting population of African street vendors who sell traditional handicrafts and fake designer handbags to tourists.

After the shootings, a group of West African traders staged a peaceful demonstration at the scene of the first shooting, shouting “Shame, shame”, before marching on the city centre.

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  • Skhan

    “Skeptic Says:
    December 14th, 2011 at 5:21 am
    @Jack Cope,

    He trying to say that the senegalese and other africans can be as just as vicious as the right-wingers.”

    Are you sure about that? The protesters didn’t kill anyone…

  • Garth Eisenstein

    Absolutely Disgusting.

    Yet another sign though-Muslims and their allies need to conquer their fears about what might happen and stand up to these evil people.

  • Truth Hurts

    And what exactly has honour killing got to do with the Islamic faith, as opposed to tribal patriarchal cultures from which many Muslims (& others) originate?

  • Skeptic

    @Jack Cope,

    He trying to say that the senegalese and other africans can be as just as vicious as the right-wingers.

  • And your point Johnny? Frankly I’d be pissed off if a guy in my city was killed just because of his ethnic background. I don’t get your point…

    Jack

  • johnny be good

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16166243

    The Sengalese and other Africans staged a not too peaceful protest according to the BBC,

    “Dozens of Africans living in the city – many of whom make a living selling knick-knacks and fake designer bags to tourists – have marched through the city centre in protest at the killings, knocking over mopeds, bins and street signs.”

  • johnny be good

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16166243

    The Sengalese and other Africans staged a not too peaceful protest according to the BBC, “Dozens of Africans living in the city – many of whom make a living selling knick-knacks and fake designer bags to tourists – have marched through the city centre in protest at the killings, knocking over mopeds, bins and street signs.”

  • JD

    There are people like Hedva Amrani
    Hedva Amrani is not a new name in Israel. She started her career in the late 60’s as part of the world-famous duo ”Hedva and David.” Together they made it to the top in Israel, recorded many albums, and traveled throughout the world representing Israel.

    Yossi Amrani, Israeli consul general, Pacific Northwest Region.

    or Orna Amrani, a Judaic artist, has gained recognition,
    particularly
    among the Jewish community,

    This is all quick google lookup

  • Latest on Liege.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/13/liege-gunman-attack-nordine-amrani

    A convicted gun fanatic threw hand grenades and opened fire on a square bustling with Christmas shoppers in the centre of the Belgian city of Liège, killing at least six people, including himself, and wounding dozens, some critically.

    Hours after failing to show up for police questions about his preoccupation with guns, the 33-year-old unleashed a lunchtime attack on Place Saint Lambert, which was hosting a Christmas market that attracts 1.5 million visitors a year.

    Police said there were no indications that the dead assailant, a local man, had been involved with terrorism. Nor was there evidence of any ideological motivation for the murders.

    The gunman was named as Nordine Amrani, a 33-year-old Liègeois who was known to be a “gun freak”, according to the police. He was given a jail term of almost five years after police officers raided his metal workshop three years ago and found a dozen firearms, including an AK-47 machine-gun, and 9,500 gun parts. He was also found guilty of drug dealing after cultivating 2,800 marijuana plants.

    He has a North African sounding name so naturally he’s being framed as a jihadist by the Islamophobes. But this looks like the actions of a man who was desperate not to go back to jail, and would rather take his own life and as many others as possible than be incarcerated again. There don’t appear to be any political or religious motivation behind his actions. He’s obviously well known to the police, and they are satisfied that there are no links to a terrorist network. But, he’s from an Arabic background and possibly a Muslim one, and that’s all the right wingers need to know.

  • RDS

    Oh and by the way?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/liege-belgium-grenade-and-gun-attack-kills-2-wounds-dozens/2011/12/13/gIQAG34ZrO_blog.html

    “Update, 9:00 a.m. EST/3:00 p.m. CET:

    Pakistani Twitter account Karachi Post claims the attack was linked to a sentence in an honor killing case. (Officials later said the case was in no way linked to the attack, and the Karachi Post admitted they used the attacks as efforts “highlighting the evil of honor killing.”)”

    So the so-called Karachi Post is a twitter dude, and yet his statement supersedes statements by Belgian officials. Use of disingenuous links to bolster a non-credible claim? You don’t say…

  • Garibaldi

    We will be covering it @RDS. Thanks!

  • RDS

    LWers, a similar event just happened in Belgium. A man threw grenades and shot people in Liege Belgium.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/12/13/belgium-grenades-liege-_n_1145306.html?ref=uk

    HOWEVER: The suspect’s name is Nordine Amrani. You guessed it, the counter-jihad echo chamber is already revving up, and is now putting spurious links to one “Karachi Post” for the motive of this attack linked to honor killing trial…in Canada.

    I can’t make this up. Our good friend Mr. Spencer is crossposting links like crazy (not linking here due to sanity, but very much google-able with the terms “liege” “shooting” “karachi post”).

    Please do a coverage of this.

  • TheBig_T

    I hope he felt it when he shot him self

  • mindy1

    How sad-when will it stop?? 🙁

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