This morning at 0926 I received an anonymous phone call that began by asking for my identity although I always answer the phone with my name.
Andreas? Is that you?
I confirmed that it’s me and said a very friendly “good morning”. The caller broke into the following tirade:
Now listen: You get off our island, you fucking Zionist, you fucking Nazi swine. You go back to Germany.
Stop writing about Malta and leave us the fuck alone.
And go to Germany, don’t even go to Palestine, because you are not welcome there.
Do you understand me?
Unfortunately, I was too busy laughing – mainly about the fact that somebody calls me a Zionist and a Nazi in the same rant – to respond.
Other than this call, I have been made to feel very welcome in Malta. But now I am waiting for some Molotov cocktails or some poison in my pastizzi.