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.

Northern League denies grave to a newborn Muslim girl

A Muslim newborn girl has died at the hospital of Udine. Her parents decided to bury their daughter in the cemetery of Paderno (a village in the province of Udine); where one year earlier the Muslim community obtained from the municipality a specific area in the local cemetery. The community, in fact, was unable to afford the repatriation of their deceased. At which time a huge fight ensued between the mayors of Paderno (center left wing party) supporting the Muslim community’s request, and the Northern League and the priest of the village rejecting it. After the recent burial, the protests by the Northern League have flared up again, with public manifestations and the collection of signatures. Even the spokesman of the national center-right coalition (PDL), claimes that the episode represents an offense of the Catholic traditions.