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Victim of Anti-Fascist Terrorism Mikis Mantakas Commemorated by Italian Deputy Speaker
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Last week marked the 45th anniversary of the shooting of Mikis Mantakas, a 23-year-old Greek who studied medicine in Rome and engaged in activism with the Italian Social Movement (MSI).

The MSI, which campaigned as the successor of the socialist and nationalist ideals of the Italian Social Republic (RSI), was a force to reckon with in the 1970s, counting hundreds of thousands of members and a strong parliamentary presence. In response, communist organizations began a campaign of terrorism against the MSI.

In 1973, members of an “antifa” group called Potere Operaio firebombed the home of Mario Mattei, killing two of his children, one of them 22 and the other 8, leaving the slogan “DEATH TO FASCISTS” scrawled on the pavement outside. When firefighters entered the remains of the home, the two brothers were found burned to death in tight embrace.

The culprits were arrested and put on trial in 1975. Youth members of the MSI clashed with communists outside of the courthouse during wild protests, and a journalist was hit in the head with a brick.

Soon after, a crowd of anti-fascists besieged the local offices of the MSI. They managed to break into the building, and when the heavily outnumbered Mantakas tried escaping through the backdoor, a leftist pulled out a gun and shot him in the head.

Mantakas has been commemorated by a march every year since his death by Greek, Italian and other nationalists, who remember him as the “Son of Europe.”

On Facebook, Fabio Rampelli, Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies, put out a statement remembering Mantakas’ sacrifice:

“He was born in Greece, he studied in Rome, he was killed by gunshots in Piazza Risorgimento. Was it his fate, or did he choose to become a martyr?

Farewell Mikis, enjoy your tour of triumph in paradise today, the tour of those who sacrificed their lives to prevent Italy from becoming a subject of communism.

Mikis Mantakas, the son of Europe.”

Robert Fiore of Forza Nuova and representatives of the Golden Dawn of Greece gave rousing speeches on the anniversary of his killing as well, comparing him to Spanish Falangist martyr Jose Antonio Prime de Rivera.

Mantakas’ killer, Alvaro Lojacono, was tried and sentenced in 1981 for the crime ,but was able to escape justice by fleeing to Switzerland. Lojacono, a seasoned left-wing extremist, was involved in numerous high profile murders yet remains a fugitive from Italian law thanks to protection from the French and Swiss governments.

(Republished from National Justice by permission of author or representative)
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  1. We honor martyrs when we think they have been killed for a cause we endorse or at least think honorable. I wonder whether Mantakis would condemn similar actions by his own group — to apply the Categorical Imperative. Obviously if he would, that is relevant to his status as martyr in some eyes.

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  2. Erik Striker seems to be getting more and more knowledgeable. However I hope he is continuing his formal education in some way and not just reading “for righties only” sources!

  3. fnn says:
    @jack daniels

    For some reason, the vermin in MSM and academia always seem to refer to Horst Wessel as a “martyr” (in quotes). I’m pretty sure he spent all his time fighting the local KPD Communist militia- and he was eventually murdered by them. Since all this took place well before the Holocaust and well before the NSDAP even came to power, it seems unlikely Wessel ever harmed a hair on a Jew’s head. I guess they want the reader to believe that German Communist street militia were completely innocent idealists with no connection to the horrors then taking place a short distance to the east in the Soviet Union.

    Wessel aside , the MSM, academia and the American Empire’s ruling elites in general do not recognize any right-wing martyrs as legitimate-though right-wing Zionist Jewish martyrs are just ignored outside Israel.

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  4. No more brother wars!; No alla guerra tra fratelli!

    (Hopefully the video embeds.)

  5. Stogumber says:

    Mr. Striker is not quite fair to the Swiss government. Lojacono, as the son of a Swiss mother, was entitled to Swiss citizenship und could not be extradited. Nevertheless, the Swissians put him at a Swiss court, damned him for 17 years and (according to their rules) let him free after11 years. All this is not against the law and doesn’t amount to the “protection” of a criminal.
    But of course, I support the commemoration of the victim, Mantakis.

  6. fnn says:

    More anti-fascist terrorism. Berlin returned to leftist hegemony in 1945-and especially after 1968. That said, the Tankies in East Berlin would never have done this:

    Between 1969 to 2003, these homeless boys aged between six and 14 were handed over to pedos — because it was thought the vulnerable kids might benefit from their attention— Sam Houston (@__SamHouston__) March 8, 2020

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