The Reggio Emilia Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem continues to present informational and cultural activities, including three new events open to the public, admission is free.
The first meeting, scheduled for Friday, May 10 at 6 p.m., at the Hall of the “Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo” in Reggio Emilia, will be with Dr. Giorgio Morini Mazzoli, who will moderate a conference entitled “Islam little known”.
Authorities arrested a Tunisian citizen in the town of Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy, who is alleged to have ties with a terrorist cell in charge of sending suicide bombers to Afghanistan and Iraq. Nasr Mourad, a Tunisian citizen living in the city of Novellara, was arrested on account of having links to a terror cell headed by Ben Nasr Mehdi who is believed to have been affiliated with Sabri Dridi, another alleged terrorist leader.
17 alleged “jihadists,” mostly of Tunisian background, were detained yesterday in an international anti-terrorism operation performed by the Italian police. About two hundred international capture warrants were issued in four Italian cities (Milan, Bergamo, Varese, and Reggio Emilia); two English cities (London and Manchester), one in France (Paris) and one in Portugal (Porto). In Porto, the Police detained an Algerian citizen living in Portugal for the past 3 years, possessing legal documents to travel either in Portuguese territory and in the Schengen space. According to the Interior Italian Minister Giuliano Amato, this is a very important operation that has decapitated an active jihadist net in Europe.
More than 3,000 Muslims gathered last week in Milan’s Palaldo stadium to send a message of love and fraternity. The gatherers prayed and sang for peace, and offered opportunities to donate for the needy. Verses of the Quran citing respect for human values, piety, and care for the disadvantaged were read, as many reaffirmed that was the true nature of their religion. Similar events were held in the cities of Lodi, Reggio Emilia, and Brescia.