In the case of Islamic terrorism, a phenomenon that is of a global nature must be kept under control, while the Red Brigades phenomenon was typically national, Gianni Tonelli, Secretary of the Italy’s Independent Police Union, told RT.
In just a matter of days, up to 12,000 people have landed in Italy while more than 85,000 have arrived since the start of this year.
Italy’s top anti-Mafia prosecutor believes the crisis has created a security threat. However, despite Italy accepting the biggest number of migrants, it has thus far been spared from the ravages of terror attacks.
RT discussed the possible reasons for this curious situation with Italian police chief Gianni Tonelli.
RT: Are there any techniques that you have adopted from your experience of fighting mafia that you use against terrorists?
Gianni Tonelli: This fight against the mafia and internal political terrorism has taught us many things…