As of this moment in Palermo you cannot go to the theater, a concert, visit a monument or cathedral or soccer stadium without first being checked by a policeman with a metal detector who asks you to open your purse or bag besides. An expensive endeavor! Who should pay for the added security? Palermo is broke. The government says the theaters and stadiums should pay. The theaters say they would go bankrupt if they bore the expense of such security. The death of culture == that's what the terrorists want.