Italy has little to fear from al-Qeida or any other Islamic terror group. They don't like it publicized, but Italy made a deal with Islamic terrorists several decades ago: Islamic terrorists could safely hide in Italy without fear of arrest, provided Italy was not targeted in terror attacks. England, France, Germany and Spain have all been hit by Jiahdist terror attacks. Why not Italy? Because of this arrangement. The deal was made around the time of the cruise ship hijacking ini the 1980s. A true deal with the devil, it provides a safe haven for Jihadists in Europe. No surpise Italy still has an embassey in Lybia. My guess is al-Qaeda will leave it alone.