Italy’s Northern League seeks to block new mosques

Italy’s Northern League has proposed new legislation which would halt the construction of new mosques. The bill would require regional approval for the building of mosques and require that a local referendum be held concerning minarets and loudspeakers calling the faithful to prayer. The Financial Times reports that the chances of this being approved are slim, as the legislation clashes with several constitutional rights. The legislation is set to be sent to Italian parliament next week.