The picturesque Tuscan town, situated on the road between Florence and Siena, may soon be better known as home to one of Italy’s largest mosques. Â Although there are more than 500 Islamic centers of varying sizes across the country, Italy does not recognize Islam as an official religion. msnbc
Imagine a mosque in a place like this:
Italians See Mosque as “Occupation”
“This is not a big city and we don’t know if there will be an invasion of Muslims,” Letizia Franceschi, a lawyer who leads the protests against the mosque, told Reuters on Monday, January 22.
“Unfortunately, it is written in all the national newspapers that in many mosques they preach hatred and teach activities that are illegal in our country.” Islam Online
In Tuscan hills, mosque stirs deep fears
A severed pig’s head was found outside the mosque site in an apparent mafia-style intimidation effort a month ago, while construction that began with the mayor’s blessing is now accompanied by noisy protests. Â If completed, Colle di Val d’Elsa’s mosque will become only the fourth major mosque in Italy. Â Reuters Needless to mention that the mayor who imposed this abominable mosque against the will of the people is a “leftist”….
Italy: New mosque ‘attacked by vandals ‘ in Tuscany
Italy’s second biggest mosque being built in the picturesque region of central Tuscany has been attacked by vandals, a local imam has claimed. Construction of the mosque at Colle Val d’Elsa in the province of Siena is almost complete except for the mosque’s decorations, local imam Ezzedin El-Zir,… AKI