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December 13, 2004

Mobsters Go Sonny Corleone on Terrorist Dirtbag

God knows I'm not the easiest person in the world to offend, but I think that Mafia hoods beating up an Al Qaeda terrorist in jail -- and threatening to kill him -- is just gob-smackingly vile.

No, wait. That's not the right word. "Fucking hilarious." That's what I meant:

International terrorism charges and allegations of ties to al Qaeda might be enough to scare away some cellmates, in some countries.

But Italian mobsters jailed on the island of Sardinia, apparently outraged by terrorism, beat up an Algerian terror suspect and threatened to kill him unless he got himself transferred to a new prison.

The same threat was made against at least one other Algerian inmate.

"You guys set off bombs and do massacres. If you don't change prisons, you're dead," the criminals were reported to have told Saadi Nassim, in comments confirmed by his lawyer.

Look, I'm not a fan of prison rape, but I have to say in this case I'm willing to make an exception.

Thanks to NickS.

Update: Thanks to Tall Dave for suggesting a Godfather reference.

Yeah, I know I always use the Sonny Corleone one. I like it. I'll try to think of another one.


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