Jul 29 2015
Hey, Italy, it’s time to grow a pair and stop selling your soul to Muslim supremacists who are trying to conquer your country.
ANSA (h/t Barbara R) Councillors from Italy’s anti-immigrant Northern League party faced criticism from political opponents on Tuesday after they removed a Muslim prayer rug that Turin’s city hall had provided for Muslim attendants of a conference.
Fabrizio Ricca and Roberto Carbonero from the Northern League said they had removed the rug because the city office is a secular building.
“If someone wants to pray, Turin has many religious centres where they can go,” League councillors said. “Why is it that no one ever bothers to set up a chapel when conference participants are Christians?,” they added.
The city council had set up a Muslim prayer room during an international conference on Islamic fashion. Michele Paolino, head of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) on Turin council, said the League’s action was a “violent gesture that offends believers of any religion”.
The president of Turin Council, Giovanni Porcino, sent the League councillors a letter condemning their “unjustified and unseemly actions.” (The only thing unjustified and unseemly are muslim supremacists in a Catholic country)