“I know how it feels when you have a Kalashnikov assault rifle pointed at you and when you are about to die. I have respect for anyone who has gone through all this and survived. In my book, which I started writing last year, I relive these terrible moments. Sometimes, overwhelmed by emotions, I stopped, unable to write any further,” Gianluca said.
He said he hoped that his eyewitness account would help people realize what one feels when he is taken away and the moral and physical pain he goes through.
“People need to know what Daesh is doing to innocent people,” Gianluca emphasized.
“You don’t see many symbolic terrorist attacks, like [on] the Twin Towers in New York or the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris happening these days. The terrorists just execute their victims, blow them up and cut their throats. It still looks like there are first-class victims and second-class victims. Those killed in Dhaka were ordinary technicians, small-time buisinessmen who had gone abroad to earn some money.”
“President Mattarella placed the national flag on the coffins brought in from Dhaka but declared no period of mourning for the dead. As to those who were abducted in Libya, 18 months on no one remembers them.”