Gutmensch from Italy gets to feel migration on her own body
The Italian actress Gloria Cuminetti, who is known to be an outspoken opponent of Matteo Salvini and a fervent supporter of Carola Rackete [captain of the NGO migrant-ferry Sea-Watch 3] , was forced to spend the night in the hospital. Reason: An illegal Moroccan knocked her out while passing by.
It happened last Saturday evening in Turin. The 34 year old Halim Ben Daoud from Morocco, an illegal migrant in Italy, staggered down the street, started an argument with a married couple for no reason, not far from the city centre of Turin. Eventually he lurched towards Gloria Cuminetti and punched her in the face. Suddenly there was a muffled sound. Then crashing to the ground, on the asphalt, where she remained lying, motionless. There was no time for her to comprehend that she was punched. “He kept repeating the same sentence over and over in an incomprehensible language; he yelled and he stared at the ground. I only heard one noise, when he walked past me and I lost consciousness”. That is the actress’ last memory. And as soon as she found the strength, she got up and began running towards a police car not far from her.
The military initiated a search for the perpetrator, which ended just a few minutes later. The 34-year-old Halim Ben Daoud, an illegal Moroccan in Italy with priors, was stopped and arrested only a few hundred meters from the crime scene. He was violent towards the police. He attacked them, leaving them no choice but to use the taser and the electronic weapon. The police shot one warning shot, then brought the injured man into the hospital, where he had been released earlier that same evening, and then to jail. Doctors determined a “condition of psychomotor anxiety,” and drugs were found in his system. The 34-year-old had punched a husband and wife in their ‘60s in a similar fashion just before he attacked the actress.
“At the time when I felt the strong pain, I was already on the ground and everything was black, and my jaw still hurts and my lips are still swollen,” the actress says, as she repeats: “I am not afraid; it’s a fact that it happened. I hate racist controversies. Tomorrow is another day. I will continue to live here; maybe I’ll use my bicycle more often, that way no one can stop me and get on my nerves.”
Gloria Cuminetti spent the night at the hospital. In her opinion, the worst came later when the haters began commenting on various news posts she shared on her Facebook page. Cuminetti has been targeted for her position in support of taking in migrants and against Italy’s border security decree. She’s become a target for showing open solidarity with immigrants, and there is no lack of insults in drowning her Facebook page. “The haters on the internet have already begun to insult me.”
“Did you get targeted by a resource [i.e. culture-enricher]? Capita!”, or “Let’s remain human, right?” Another one: “I hope you can get rested up, but you know today you’ll be hit in the face, and tomorrow you’ll be forced into a black bag when Shariah is implemented.” “Forgive him, he’s basically a resource,” says one of the messages, which was left under a post that Cuminetti had shared about solidarity with Carola Rackete.
And again: “Maybe now is the time to thank Matteo Salvini for the border security decree so that the attacker got taken down by the law with a taser, or maybe you got nothing else to say…”
“They look at my stuff, but those who write certain things, I just feel sorry for them,” she says.