07 May 2021
The new life of Silvia Aisha Romano, the Italian aid worker kidnapped in Chakama, Kenya, by the dangerous terrorist group of Al Shabab, affiliated with al Qaeda, on November 20, 2018 and released on May 9, 2020 after 18 months of imprisonment in Somalia. The newspaper “La Stampa” returned to the story and discovered that Silvia Romano, who converted to Islam with the name of Aisha, left her apartment in the north-east of Milan, got married and went to live in the suburbs .
The newspaper reads: “Fortunately, there are no more haters and trolls who have persecuted the frail, kind-eyed volunteer for days and months after her release. Who accused her for her conversion to Islam, for her green jilbab (traditional Somali dress), for the money that Italy would pay for the ransom, perhaps even for her smile. They overwhelmed her with hatred and malice and made her end up under “tutelage” at her home, also prompting the prosecutor to open an investigation ”. The whole family has moved away from Milan to start living in peace again.
As reported by “La Stampa”, today, Aisha is 26 years old, lives in a town on the outskirts of Milan, teaches foreign languages in a school for adults and is happy. She got married, with an Islamic rite, on 5 October last, in Campegine, a small town of five thousand souls, between Milan and Bologna. Her husband, Paolo P. is an Italian contemporary of Sardinian origin whom she has known since she was little and who, before marrying her, converted to Islam.