From Australian Broadcasting:
Italian bus driver tries to burn dozens of schoolchildren alive
Updated 8 minutes ago
Italian police have ended a dramatic ordeal for 51 students and their teachers who were tied up and held captive by their bus driver who threatened to torch everyone inside the vehicle.
Police broke glass windows in the back of the bus and got all the passengers to safety without serious injury before the flames destroyed the vehicle, authorities said.
The driver, an Italian citizen of Senegalese origin in his 40s, said he was protesting against migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, Commander Luca De Marchis told local TV. …
iSteve commenter Dave Pinsen observes: “Fortunately, contra Bari Weiss and the musical Hamilton, immigrants don’t always get the job done.”
Italy’s national press agency ANSA quoted one of the students as saying the driver took all their phones and ordered the teachers to bind the students’ hands with cable ties, threatening to spill petrol and set the bus ablaze.
ANSA said the teachers deliberately left some of the cable-tie handcuffs loose.
My impression is that there is a gap in average competence between the few but sometimes horrifically lethal rightwing white male terrorists and the various terrorists like Ousseynou Sy on the side of respectable ideas like More Immigration, Less Islamophobia, and Less White Privilege.
For example, here’s the pro-gay marriage terrorist who tried to shoot up the conservative Family Research Council in 2012 because the SPLC called the FRC a “hate” group. Even though he shot the guard at the front desk in the arm, the wounded guard still took him down one-handed: