The mayor of Milan, Letizia Moratti, has awarded a prize (Ambrogino d’oro) to the most deserving citizens of the city of Milan. Among the awarded, the president of the House of Islamic Culture in Milan, Mahmoud Asfa.
He pointed out the need, for Muslims, to have small places for worship. At the same time, he stressed his opposition to the creation of Islamic parties in Italy, preferring the integration of Muslims in the Italian political system. He also appreciated the openness demonstrated by the city council of Milan regarding the creation of small worship places for Muslim citizens.