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Minister urges fines over Muslim robe

 

06-06-2005

 

By Rachel Sanderson in Rome

 

Reuters:

 

ITALY'S justice minister, a member of the right-wing Northern League party, was today accused of fuelling anti-Islamic sentiment in Italy after saying he would fine women wearing the all-covering burka.

 

Roberto Castelli said an Italian law banning the covering of a person's face in public would be applied to women wearing the full-length religious robe that hides the head and face.

"To go around with your face covered is a crime, you can't do it," he told reporters.

 

"Women who do so must be reported to the police and fined."

 

Mr Castelli's outburst is the latest in a series to make headlines as overwhelmingly Catholic Italy comes to grips with a growing Muslim population some see as a blessing for the economy and others as a threat.

 

Opposition politicians demanded his resignation and that of other Northern League ministers, whose party has come to be defined by its anti-immigrant rhetoric.

 

They said the comments were irrelevant because it was rare to see a woman dressed in a burka on Italian streets and that Mr Castelli was fanning hysteria.

 

"Northern League ministers are ... feeding a culture of fear and defensiveness against migrants of Islamic origin," said Paolo Cento, vice chairman of parliament's justice committee.

 

Italy, with a population of 57 million, is home to an estimated one million officially registered Muslims, making Islam the country's second-largest religion.

 

But social services groups say the number is much higher and growing.

 

A judge last month ordered celebrated Italian writer and journalist Oriana Fallaci to stand trial on charges of defaming Islam in a recent trilogy written in response to the September 11 attacks on US cities.

 

In the books, which sold more than one million copies in Italy, she complained that Muslim immigrants had "multiplied like rats".

 

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Minister urges fines over Muslim robe

 

06-06-2005

 

 

In the books, which sold more than one million copies in Italy, she complained that Muslim immigrants had "multiplied like rats".

 

See the rest:- "you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9312"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9312[/url]

 

well history repeats itself the fascists started their genocide campaign by

killing 25% of libya's muslim population

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Assalamu alaykum

 

A man who use to lift cow dug visited a perfume market and immediately became unconscious. Poor man he was brought up in an filthy environment and he could not tolerate the smell of the perfumes.

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:D zubairsa

 

I didnt understand your post. Could you explain how it related to the original post? :D.

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well history repeats itself the fascists started their genocide campaign by

killing 25% of libya's muslim population

 

:D

 

omg 25% :D okay i didnt think it was tht much :D ....even after watchin amr ilmakhtar 50 times :D

 

:D

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Assalamu-alaykum,

 

I thin Bro Zubairsa, and correct me if i'm wrong, simply mean that if one is not used to something, and it invades his life, then he wil feel threatend by it. The minister in the article is having a hard time accepting somethng that is nor a norm in italian society. Kind of like if someone moves from the Sahara desert to northern Canada which is covered in pemafrost .....they would have a hard time adjusting.....

 

however i dont htink that the muslim population of italy will tolerate this, and then we will seeif italy is truly democratic....neither would the rest of the world, as this would come under human rights abuses, or at least i hope it will....

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