Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Author Roberto Saviano is in hiding — the Mafia is after him. He didn't neglect to pay protection money, he doesn't owe them a debt, he didn't testify against them. Saviano wrote a book, Camorra, which describes the mafia in a his Italian hometown. The book seems to have been a bit too accurate: a price has been put on his head. Salman Rushdie has lasted decades with a price on his head, but Radical Islam isn't nearly as efficient as the Mafia. Being 'in hiding' hasn't stopped Saviano from meeting with the media, however.