In Dossier n. 36 Giovanni Giacalone starts from the events that took place in Milan on New Year's Eve to describe the spread in Italy of a disturbing phenomenon imported from North Africa.



taharrush jamai in italia

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  • The sexual assaults that took place on New Year's Eve in Milan against a dozen girls are part of a phenomenon "imported" from North Africa and known as taharrush jama’i, that is, a group assault on women in public. The phenomenon is particularly prevalent in Egypt, but in Europe it has only been discussed since 2016, after a series of assaults occurred in Germany, Austria, Sweden and Finland.
  • Two of the attackers, an Egyptian and a Moroccan, have been arrested, but others are missing. Video-surveillance images were useful in the investigation phase, but in the meantime the news has gone around the world and this is certainly not good for the Lombard capital.
  • Milan continues to be at the top for violent aggression to the point that a well-known university has organized private escorts for its students. Almost a year after the first report of the Centro Studi Machiavelli, which already denounced the increase in crimes at the hands of gangs and baby-gangs, the situation continues to be of considerable gravity.
  • A series of elements has caused the situation to degenerate: from the absence of filters regarding migration policies to the lack of integration; from the insufficient number of agents, many of whom are "diverted" to control vaccine passports, to an already poor control of the territory.


Dossier 36 - Taharrush jamai in Italia

Researcher of Centro Studi Politici e Strategici Machiavelli. Graduated in Sociology (University of Bologna), Master in "Islamic Studies" (Trinity Saint David University of Wales), specialization in "Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism" (International Counter-Terrorism Institute of Herzliya, Israel). He is senior analyst for the British Islamic Theology of Counter Terrorism-ITCT, theItalian Team for Security, Terroristic Issues and Managing Emergencies (Catholic University of Milan) and the Kedisa-Center for International Strategic Analysis. Lecturer for security managerlaw enforcement and post-degree courses, he has been coordinator for Italy of the European project Globsec. “From criminals to terrorists and back” and is co-founder of Sec-Ter- Security and Terrorism Observation and Analysis Group.