Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Italian Islamophobia

The Turkish Daily News has an interesting article on Islamophobia in Italy, courtesy of Reuters (the article, not the prejudice). Apparently the Northern League (a political party, I think) is trying to stop mosques from being built in Italy. Because everyone knows that all Muslims are terrorists. In all seriousness, some of the quotes in the article are disturbing:

"I consider this to be an unfettered colonisation of our culture." (on the number of mosques built)

"Why do they have to stay here in the middle of all the people? People have their homes here. They should go away, into the country somewhere."

I find all of this really disturbing.

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