Italian Mayor: Shoot Anyone Who Screams ‘Allahu Akbar’

In language that would make President Donald Trump blush, Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro has promised to shoot dead anyone who so much as shouts “Allahu Akbar.”

Taking a hard line against radical Islamic terrorism in the wake of the fatal Barcelona attack earlier this month, Mayor Brugnaro proclaimed that those who wish to kill innocents in the name of Islam will be sent “straight to Allah before they can do any damage.”

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“In contrast with Barcelona, where they had not set up protection, we keep our guard up,” Burgnaro told reporters, according to The Times. “If anyone runs into St Mark’s Square shouting ‘Allahu Akhbar’, we will take him down. A year ago I said after four steps, now after three. I will say it in Venetian: ‘Ghe Sparemo’ (We will shoot him).”

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