In a recently expelled video that showed a murdering of 21 Christians in Libya, all though one of them Egyptian, a Islamic State released an meaningful warning: “Today we are south of Rome,” one masked militant said. “We will conquer Rome with Allah’s permission.”
To make matters worse, Rita Katz, executive of SITE Intelligence Group, pointed out that supporters of a Islamic State have begun regulating a hashtag to advise of their devise to strech “Rome.”
Exactly what “Rome” means to a Islamic State is misleading — some experts contend it may indeed be a anxiety to a United States or Turkey, or even a West in general. But Italy is worried. Libya is just a short vessel float opposite a Mediterranean. Thousands of refugees already make this tour to Italian shores each year. What’s to stop a Islamic State?
With warnings about a traffic.
— Mauro Giulivi (@Giulivello) February 20, 2015
#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome ahahah Be clever on a highway-Ring Road: there’s too most traffic, we would sojourn trapped!
— Alessio Conte (@alessioconte28) February 19, 2015
Isis: #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome beware a tires, is full of glass.
— Mauro Fodaroni (@maurofodaroni) February 19, 2015
#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome hey only a tip: don’t come in train, it’s each time late!
— Giuseppe Di Chiara (@Giu_DiChiara) February 19, 2015
Tomorrow is strike of open transport. Good luck. #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome
— Alessandro Cocco (@AleCocco84) February 19, 2015
#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome Ricordatevi pneumatici da neve o catene a bordo se prendete l’autostrada. Sennò vi sequestrano il carro armato.
— Andy (@58_andy) February 20, 2015
(Translation: Remember sleet tires or bondage if we take a highway. Otherwise we seclude a tank.)
With food recommendations.
— iCY beats (@iCYbts) February 19, 2015
We will quarrel we to a sound of zampone and cotechino #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome
— Giovanni Caminati (@giocaminati) February 19, 2015
A whole bucket of ubiquitous complaints about their domestic woes.
#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome You’re too late , Italy is already been broken by their governments….
— Franco (@campafranco) February 20, 2015
— V (@cwithta) February 20, 2015
Please stay during home. We need to solve so many issues in this city, don’t supplement we to this prolonged list… #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome
— Graziella Giancaspro (@gragia86) February 19, 2015
#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome We are prepared to accommodate you! We have good Colosseum tract for sale, Accept Credit Cards Securely, discount price.
— Alessio Floris (@Alessio_Floris) February 20, 2015
And copiousness of references to a recent soccer compare opposite a Dutch team.
— Alessandro Greco (@GrecOfficial) February 19, 2015
(Translation: Unfortunately for them, Feyenoord fans have arrived already)
— The Wolf of KTM (@TheWolfofKTM) February 20, 2015
By this point, a Italian responses to a hashtag distant transcend any from Islamic State supporters, and some Italian publications are commencement to consternation how important a hashtag was to start with.
But a response does offer as a useful reminder: Italians might be frightened of baleful Islamic State warnings, though in their day-to-day life, they have many other issues on their minds.