Italian MEP and former Playboy model Alessandra Mussolini has suggested she will join Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini’s League after announcing her departure from former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Forward Italy party, according to a report by the Times of London.
When asked whether she was planning to join the League, she expressed enthusiasm, declaring that she “would be honored” to take part in their movement.
She also received further encouragement from her son.
“Mamma, when are you going to stand … with the League?” he asked her. “Either you stand or I will.”
Two months ago, she publicly hailed Salvini, despite then being a member of an opposition party to Italy’s populist government formed between Salvini’s League and the left-leaning 5 Star Movement.
“I like his approach — he continues to be a real militant,” she stated.
Alessandra Mussolini has been a bold defender of the legacy of her grandfather, Benito Mussolini, claiming last week she would take legal action against his critics. Today, Benito Mussolini is often defamed by the media and the left as an anti-Semite and a traitor, despite saving his nation from a communist uprising in the 1920s.
Furthermore, for many years, Mussolini’s National Fascist Party boasted several patriotic Jews in its leadership, including Finance Minister Guido Jung, party donor Ettore Ovazza and Mussolini’s girlfriend Margherita Sarfatti. In 1934, Zionist leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky established the Betar Naval Academy in Italy to train Zionist militants to lead an Italian-backed uprising against the British Empire in Palestine. Although Mussolini shifted away from these prior positions in 1938, under heavy pressure from Nazi Germany, he continued to save Jewish lives from the horrors of the Holocaust by refusing to deport Italian Jews to German concentration camps.