Text of report by Italian newspaper La Repubblica on 27 September
[Unattributed report: Journalists Threatened by the Former Imam on the Internet]
Rome – Abu Sayyaf, the former imam of Carmagnola, has been attacking and insulting journalists from [news agency] Aki- AdnKronos International, from [Milan daily] Corriere della Sera, and from [Rome daily] La Repubblica on his Internet site. Abu Sayyaf was expelled from Italy by the then Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu back in 2003, and he has now sought refuge in Senegal.
The Italian journalists whom he targets on his Internet site are Hamza Boccolini from Aki, [terrorism expert] Guido Olimpio from Corriere della Sera, and [US correspondent] Vittorio Zucconi from La Repubblica. Abu Sayyaf also talks about an alleged document from the terrorist network discussing imminent attacks in our country.
Originally published by La Repubblica, Rome, in Italian 27 Sep 07.