|Convicted terrorist and leader of a mosque shakes hands with the local mayor some years ago. The mayor believed in his innocence.|
The Italians let the convicted Moroccan terrorist go early ~ he could be in prison radicalizing others ~ let Morocco handle their own. Unless he comes across in a little dinghy ~ that's it for his trips to Europe.
Rome, 26 Nov. (AKI) - Italy has expelled a 45-year-old man considered to be a member of an extremist Islamic militant cell, sending him to his native Morocco three years after he was convicted for having terrorist ties, the Italian Interior Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
Khalid Khamlich was released from prison on 18 Nov. and flown from Rome to Casablanca early Friday. The ministry cited unspecified "reasons of public order and state security" for his early release.
Khamlich was found guilty of taking part in a group that planned terrorist attacks on the Milan subway and the cathedral of in the northern city of Cremona.
A court in Brescia in June 2007 sentenced Khamlich to 5 years and six months of reclusion for "association with the aim of international terrorism," the Italian Interior Ministry said.