Many rejoiced at the release of Patrick Zaki, who yesterday returned to Italy from Cairo on a regular scheduled flight. In many but not all. The Egyptian activist’s decision to reject the state flight made available by the Meloni government for his repatriation was not entirely pleasant.
“Thanks to the Italian government for what it has done in the last daysI really appreciated everything they did,” Zaki told reporters at the Cairo airport before leaving. “I am very excited to be here”, raised. “Thanks to the Italian diplomacy in Egypt,” he added, citing the Italian ambassador in Cairo, Michele Quaroni, and counselor Marco Cardoni. But then Patrick Zaki decided not to take the state flight, thus avoiding the Meloni runway and the corresponding official handshakes. Many frowned, considering the gesture a lack of gratitude to the prime minister in primis.
Who really did not like Zaki’s attitude was Vittorio Feltri, known for shooting everything and everyone without filters, he published words of indignation and very aggressive with what happened. “Having ascertained the misbehavior of the youth in question, I am not at all happy with your recovery of the right to return to Italy..” writes Feltri: “In Italy for years they spoke of him as a martyr for freedom, when instead he seemed to me a thug capable of anything and good for nothing.”
I am convinced that it would have been better than that. Zaki rotted in an Egyptian cell, so I would have learned that gratitude is a feeling that must be cultivated towards those who do you good. Meloni is a big woman while this big boy is a little guy That does not deserve respect or the slightest consideration.” Feltri pulls no punches in explaining his views on Patrick Zaki to readers, concluding with a passage on Elly Schlein – “Ready to enter the Democratic Party with all credentials in order, to keep company with the ridiculous Democratic Party secretary from whom the best people make a headlong run. Zaki has missed an excellent opportunity to prove that he deserves freedom, which is a precious commodity for all but the communists and their ilk. In any case, he will not go very far, because politically and humanly he is a dwarf. I want him out of circulation. He doesn’t deserve more.”