Saturday 23 March 2019

Militant threatens to throw 'homosexuals from the Leaning Tower of Pizza'

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa

Jon Stone

Islamic State militants have threatened to take over Rome and throw "homosexuals from the Leaning Tower of Pizza".

Italians have responded with ridicule after an ISIS supporter referred to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa landmark incorrectly on twitter.

Abu Abdullah Britani Tweet
Abu Abdullah Britani Tweet

The ISIS supporting Twitter account - belonging to someone identifying as Abu Abdullah Britani - tweeted: “#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome, we will conquer & establish the justice of #shariah. We will use your leaning tower of pizza to throw off homosexual”.

Another message posted on a Twitter account linked to the terror group, vowed to bring sharia law to Italy.

Italians and other Twitter users hit back, and using the hashtag #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome they offered the jihadi travel advice for his purported visit to Rome.

Most of the advice featured complaints about the city's municipal government or gripes about its transport network, including a looming transportation strike and traffic jams.

Abu Abdullah Britani later deleted the post and responded: "People may laugh at a typo but the reality is going to hit home when #IS does reach Rome and things to kick off."

"A typo/auto correct on a tweet aint gnna take the seriousness away, we still will come n conquer Rum," he later added.

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