August 14, 2007

Ethnic Cleansing In Europe--One Politician Wants It

Just when you think civilization has come so far, we get people like this:


A call by the deputy mayor of Treviso for the ethnic cleansing of gays from the region, in the north of Italy, has sparked a mass demonstration.

Nearly a thousand people turned out in front of the city hall on the weekend to demand the resignation of Giancarlo Gentilini.

Last week the rightwing politician told a local television station that he would order police to put an end to gay cruising which he claimed was out of control.

"I will immediately give orders to my forces so that they can carry out an ethnic cleansing of faggots," Gentilini told the station in an interview.

"The faggots must go to other [places] where they are welcome. Here in Treviso there is no chance for faggots or the like."

The politician's remarks brought back memories of the Mussolini dictatorship where Jews, gays and other minorities were rounded up and sent to concentration camps - mostly in Axis-controlled countries where many died during World War Two.

Nothing like the good old days, is there? Yes, there are still people in positions of power (though fortunately this politician didn't weild a whole lot of it) who just ooze hatred toward people different than them. I'm glad to see the people there wasted little time in demonstrating and showing him that those views would not be tolerated.

How many think like that but keep their mounts shut? I fear is it more than we would ever like to admit.

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