Love the Italians!
When ISIS began threatening to invade Rome, and “throw homosexuals off the Leaning Tower of Pizza,” Italy struck back:
Via Times of Israel: Italians welcome IS with ‘travel tips’
….Islamic State supporters began using the hashtag #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome to signify the impending advance of the self-styled caliphate on the city and on the seat of the Catholic Church in the Vatican.
For the government in Italy, the prospect of IS-inspired attacks was cause for real concern. Indeed, the Italian foreign minister said last week that Rome would weigh participating in any military intervention to keep Islamic State forces from advancing in Libya.
But while some in Italy fear the risk that terrorists, mingled among boatloads of migrants, could reach Italy from Libya, others have greeted the prospect with humor.
They exploited the #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome Twitter hashtag to offer mock travel advice to IS operatives, including warnings about Rome’s terrible traffic congestion and restaurant recommendations….
— Rudaw English (@RudawEnglish) February 23, 2015
— Rodrigo Galindez (@rodrigogalindez) February 24, 2015
What other things better to throw off 'Leaning Tower of PIZZA' Smoked Salmon Parmesan Mushrooms Prawns Pineapples Damn I'm hungry now
— Misschoo (@hellomisschoo) February 22, 2015
A friendly word of advice — bypass Sicily on your way to Rome. You kids just ain't that tough. #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome
— Politics and Humor (@PoliticalLaughs) February 20, 2015
#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome You must try the spaghetti with meatballs….with a little bit of wine….Delicious 🙂
— PAttyconservatopia (@WTPatty) February 22, 2015
— Valentina Parasecolo (@Vale_IlBureau) February 24, 2015
— Alex Londinium (@Alex_Londinium) February 22, 2015