Solidarity for Hassan Filahi, attacked for not making his daughters veil

Men of the civic council, both PDL (People of Freedom party)
members, of a village near Livorno publicly expressed solidarity for
Hassan Filahi who was attacked by Islamic  extremists because his
daughters don’t wear the veil. The two politicians claimed that
freedom of religion and of cultural expression must be upheld. The
attack on the man, they maintain, represents an unacceptable denial
of those freedoms and a violation by violent extremists.  The two
politician emphasized that their Christian beliefs led them to
support Hassan’s freedom to express his faith without fear, a key
for respecting human dignity and liberty.