Italy mosque put off, rightists rejoice

ROME – Bowing to pressures from right-wing groups, Italian authorities have put off plans to build a mosque in the northern city of Bologna pending consultations with local residents. Bologna’s mayor Sergio Cofferati said local residents will be surveyed about the construction of the mosque in the San Donato neighborhood, Reuters reported. “We will take into account the feelings of the neighborhood and then we will decide,” he said.