WILDFIRE JIHAD? Iraqi Muslim arrested for starting a forest fire near Rome

An Iraqi Muslim invader was arrested by the carabinieri yesterday in the pine forest of Castelfusano, in the quadrant south of Rome. The man, an 36-year-old Iraqi Muslim is said to have been arrested by soldiers of the Ostia forest station with two primers. He is accused of being responsible for setting the fire in the woods.

DMF  In his backpack the carabinieri found a home-made primer made from matches and wire, similar to one that was found, partially combusted, in the pine forest where the fire broke out.

ANSA  A new blaze broke out at Rome’s Castelfusano pine wood, which was also hit by a devastating blaze last week suspected to have been caused by arsonists. Three fire brigade squads and a Canadair aircraft were in action to fight the flames.

A blaze that started on Monday in the Gargano area of Puglia, burning many hectares of forest and Mediterranean vegetation, continued overnight and two Canadair aircraft were being drafted in to battle it. A vast fire near to Santa Teresa Gallura, in Sardinia, caused over 100 people to flee from their homes.

A farmer in the province of Nuoro, also in Sardinia, suffered burns as he tried to save his flock from the flames. A fire that broke out late on Monday at a trash deposit near Milan is under control, but the stench it generated can still be smelt in parts of the city.

First, we know that in the 1990s the Turkish government ordered its soldiers to start forest fires in Greece. Second, we know that Arab Muslims have recently been setting forest fires in Israel. Third, we know that Al Qaeda magazine, Inspire, called on jihadis to start forest fires in the west.

Wildfires have been ravaging swaths of Italy, mostly in the south (where most of the Muslim invaders are).