ADVERTISEMENT

ITALY: Praise for Mussolini sparks outcry

The European Parliament’s Italian president, Antonio Tajani, has provoked outrage for suggesting fascist dictator Benito Mussolini did some “positive” things before he turned bad.

Before following Hitler into war, Mussolini had “built roads, bridges, buildings, sports facilities”, he said on Italian Radio 24.

ADVERTISEMENT

Political opponents have expressed shock at his remarks. But Mr Tajani has hit back, accusing people of manipulating his words.

“I’ve always been a convinced anti-fascist,” he said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Mr Tajani spoke about the legacy left by Mussolini, who he said had “remade many parts of our Italy”.

“Up until he declared war on the whole world, following Hitler, and passed the racial laws… he did positive things to create infrastructures for our country,” Mr Tajani said, referring to measures that banned Jews from schools and limited their professional, economic and social lives.

 

Dear Esteemed reader,

As part of our drive to keep improving the content of our newspaper, we are conducting a readership survey to enable us serve you better.

Kindly take two minutes of your time to fill in this questionnaire.

Thank you for your time. Click here to begin

Download Daily Trust News App

Get it on Google Play
Share this article

BREAKTHROUGH NATURAL CURE FOR PROSTATE ISSUES IN JUST 15 DAYS!!!

You Can Prevent PROSTATE CANCER!!!

Your PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT Is REVERSIBLE!!!

Don't Let It Threaten You!

To SHRINK And NORMALIZE Your PROSTATE Within 15 Days Without Surgery Or Chemical Drugs, Click Here!!!

Join us on


Share your story with us: 08189301900 (Whatsapp and SMS only) Email: dtonline@dailytrust.com

Complain about a story or Report an error and/or correction: +2348189301900

DISCLAIMER: Comments on this thread are that of the maker and they do not necessarily reflect the organizations stand or views on issues.