On Saturday October 18, 2014, about 100,000 people congregated in Piazza Duomo in Milan to protest the invasion of Italy and against the immigrant-rescue operation “Mare Nostrum”. The event was organized by Lega Nord and hosted by its leader, Matteo Salvini.
There were some impressive speakers from many regions of Italy who described how much indigenous Italians are suffering, whereas the newcomers are treated so much better and funded so much more lavishly. There was much anger in their speeches.
The speaker in the clip below is Souad Sbai, an Italian politician of Moroccan origin, a journalist, a women’s rights advocate, and a one-time member of the Popolo della Libertà (People of Liberty) party.
Many thanks to par0 for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Transcript (timing based on the original longer video):
20:58 Good evening, good evening Milan, good evening Matteo (Salvini)*, good evening everyone.
21:06 Good evening to all the ladies here present, an applause for all the women,
21:19 raise our voices against the caliphate which advances, extremism which advances,
21:32 against all the mosques that have segregated all women and want to segregate all Italian women.
21:45 Enough with that veil which humiliates women, against that veil that someone has claimed
21:50 is a “Civil Right”. I would make them wear one, those women!
22:02 On those women who have bought in our country only dramas, infibulation, extremism
22:11 that advances — and I address this to the Mayor of Milan who wants to build another mosque.
22:23 Ladies, we need also you to whistle against this advance of caliphate,
22:31 against this extremism that has massacred Italy.
22:42 We had lowered our heads, today let us raise that head. With Matteo* let us raise our heads
22:49 against this caliphate against this extremism in these mosques (do it yourself),
22:56 that by now are a cancer for civilisation,
23:06 for all civilisation… some call us racists we will make it a reason.
23:25 Let us stop it with all the do-goodism — false moralism. Because of all the immigrants
23:32 that arrive here, hundreds of young Italians have had to go abroad to wash dishes.
23:39 Matteo, these young people have to return to Italy and replace all those immigrants
23:46 that they have allowed to enter without our permission.
23:57 Let us stop it now… Pisapia must be ashamed of himself.
24:10 Louder, louder, well done Salvini! There are 1400 hidden mosques.
24:19 They tell us that there are no extremists, that there are no terrorists,
24:28 strangely they have all gone to fight in Syria, they have departed from Milan, shame on you!
24:39 Lets continue to say, we women will never put on that veil that has nothing in common with Freedom,
24:50 They can put on the veil, they can go back from whence they came, those who want
24:59 to be extremists can go home. Fundamentalists and terrorists must go home and be kicked out.
25:10 Women, we have to save, women, men obviously, behind every woman there are many children,
25:18 women, men and all men, women we have to save this country from this advance
25:28 Together all Europe, I am in favour of saving this country also (in collaboration) with Russia,
25:37 together with the Russia that they have wanted to sideline. Russians know how
25:46 to combat extremism, and only together with them can we manage it.
25:55 AND WE HAVE TO DO IT ALL OF US, ENOUGH SILENCE, ENOUGH OMERTA’,
26:04 ENOUGH! WE HAVE TO RAISE OUR HEADS, EVERYONE RAISE YOUR HEADS AND LET’S SAY NO,
26:13 NO TO EXTREMISM, NO TO BURQAS IN ITALY, NO TO THE VEIL IN ITALY, NO WE DONT TAKE BRIBES,
26:22 THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED TO HIDE THOSE WOMEN, MASSACRED, AND SEGREGATED!
26:31 Yesterday I saw someone in some mosque or other. You know of whom I speak
26:36 (Laura Boldrini, President of the Chamber of Deputies)**. She has never visited
26:42 a Women’s Refuge Centre where women suffer, she has never attended their funerals!
26:48 Foreign women, they do themselves up and they even put on the veil, they submit to the mosques.
26:54 (How about you trying it?!) I say to you thank you Milan tonight for giving me the chance to
26:59 speak out loudly against extremism and for freedom, thank you, thank you Matteo, thank you.
* Matteo Salvini: Leader of Lega Nord
** Laura Boldrini OMRI: an Italian journalist and politician who has been President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy since 16 March 2013. Previously she was a spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees