Fascist salute by ‘Pius X’ priest

This is a video from Italy about Giulio Tam at the fascist demonstration in Bergamo.

Usually, as a rule, I do not quote from, or link to, extreme Right sites.

Today, I will make one exception to that rule.

This is from Angelus Online, a site on the extreme Right fringes of Roman Catholicism; excommunicated by the Vatican, until very recently:

Fr. Tam is presently heading up the Society of St. Pius X in Mexico.

From the Austrian Times today:

A right wing Italian priest who is a member of Richard Williamson’s Pius [X] fraternity caught giving the Hitler salute at a neo-fascist rally claimed he was just trying to bless his flock.

Catholic priest Giulio Tam, well known for his extremist right views, raised his right arm when speaking at a rally of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova party in Bergamo, northern Italy.

The ultra-conservative Pius fraternity hit the headlines recently as British Catholic bishop and Holocaust denier Richard Williamson is a member.

After a picture revealed Tam raised his right hand, he argued: “The young people of the Forza Nuova wanted me to bless them. I’ll always be on their side.”

Tam regards Italian dictator Benito Mussolini as a martyr and calls for blessing the fascist leader. In the past, Tam held masses at Mussolini’s grave.

See also here.

British BNP nazis: here.

10 thoughts on “Fascist salute by ‘Pius X’ priest

  1. Mussolini town bans memorabilia
    Fascist souvenirs ‘must not be visible’
    (ANSA) – Predappio, April 15 – The hometown of Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini on Wednesday banned the display in shops of swastikas, cudgels and merchandise bearing Fascist mottos in an attempt to spruce up the town’s image.

    Currently, hundreds of tourists visiting the dictator’s mausoleum in Predappio in Emilio-Romagna each year are able to browse Mussolini memorabilia that take pride of place in many shops.

    But the town council has now unanimously approved 500-euro sanctions that will come into effect in a few weeks for shops caught displaying items harking back to the Fascist era in their windows or anywhere visible from the street.

    ”It was an essential decision that aims to give a clear message: an end to the culture of hatred that prevents the city of Predappio from presenting itself to visiting tourists with the right image,” said local culture councillor Gianluca Barravecchia.

    Souvenir hunters will still be able to browse memorabilia freely at one of several Predappio shops with Internet stores.

    At one website, shoppers can pick up a ‘Dux Mussolini’ cudgel for five euros, a wide range of swastika-decorated daggers from 30 euros and a selection of beers bearing the faces of Fascist leaders for 2.6 euros each.

    Born in Predappio in 1883, Mussolini led Italy from 1922 to 1943. Using his charisma, control of the media, and violence, he dismantled the country’s democratic government system and created a Fascist state.

    In 1940, he made the decision to enter the Second World War in alliance with Hitler. Three years later he was deposed and arrested.

    With Nazi help, he set up a Fascist mini state, the Republic of Salo, at Lake Garda in northern Italy. As the Allies advanced he tried to flee to Switzerland but was captured and shot by Italian partisans in April 1945. His body was strung upside down in Milan with that of his mistress, Clara Petacci.


  2. Apr 18, 6:32 PM EDT

    Italian scientist, turning 100, still works

    ROME (AP) — Rita Levi Montalcini, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, said Saturday that even though she is about to turn 100, her mind is sharper than it was she when she was 20.

    Levi Montalcini, who also serves as a senator for life in Italy, celebrates her 100th birthday on Wednesday, and she spoke at a ceremony held in her honor by the European Brain Research Institute.

    She shared the 1986 Nobel Prize for Medicine with American Stanley Cohen for discovering mechanisms that regulate the growth of cells and organs.

    “At 100, I have a mind that is superior – thanks to experience – than when I was 20,” she told the party, complete with a large cake for her.

    The Turin-born Levi Montalcini recounted how the anti-Jewish laws of the 1930s under Benito Mussolini’s Fascist regime forced her to quit university and do research in an improvised laboratory in her bedroom at home.

    “Above all, don’t fear difficult moments,” she said. “The best comes from them.”

    “I should thank Mussolini for having declared me to be of an inferior race. This led me to the joy of working, not any more unfortunately, in university institutes but in a bedroom,” the scientist said.

    Her white hair elegantly coifed and wearing a smart navy blue suit, she raised a glass of sparkling wine in a toast to her long life.


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