The Italian government has announced the deportation of three African migrants suspected of close ties with Islamist terrorist groups, including one who had expressed the desire to kill “white tourists” and “Christians”. …
The first was a 22-year-old Moroccan man with “numerous precedents” for common crimes, drunkenness, and disorderly behaviour. In October 2017, the man had threatened passers-by outside the synagogue in Florence brandishing a kitchen knife and shouting “Allah Akbar” (God is Greatest).
The second is a 24-year-old Gambian national, who … declared his affinity to a paramilitary formation active in central-western Africa, expressing the strong desire to “kill white tourists” and “Christians” in Gambia by striking hotels and churches. The man wrote that he entrusted the success of his future attacks to Allah.
Finally, authorities also expelled a 28-year-old Tunisian citizen who had been arrested in Modena for vandalism and the sale of drugs. During his trial, the man repeatedly praised the work of the Islamic State and, refusing to return to his detention cell, had attacked prison police.
The announcement of these deportations followed closely on the expulsion of an imam charged with “inciting to Islamic terrorism.” The 26-year-old Egyptian imam, Ahmed Elbadry Elbasiouny Aboualy, had been living in Italy on a work permit since 2005 and was expelled from the country earlier this week.
So, it is possible.
hat-tip Stephen Neil