This is coolbert:
From a previous blog entry:
"Admiral Warns: Potential for Islamist Raids on European Islands"
"Malta, Crete, Cyprus, Sardinia, Balearic, Corsica, Sicily, etc. Rich
pickings for pirates, terrorists and jihadi emulating the razzia of
olden times!! Pleasure vessels and cruise ships I might think also."
And as reported from the DEBKAfile Weekly:
"Italy busts large-scale Al Qaeda-inspired terrorist ring"
"Italian police broke up an Al-Qaeda-inspired terror network, composed of Pakistani and Afghan nationals, and including former guards of Osama bin Laden. The network, based on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia since 2005, is accused of setting up anti-government attacks in Pakistan, targeting US forces in Afghanistan and plotting to assassinate Pope Benedict XVI in 2010 in the Vatican."
Seems those islands of the Mediterranean not only under jihadi threat but HAVE BEEN FOR SOME TIME NOW.