Shia Muslims say that they met Iranian president

Members of the Rome-based Shia Muslim organization ‘Imam Mahdi’ released a statement saying that they met with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad was visiting Rome to attend the global food summit organized by the UN. The statement said that the meeting took place, even though the Italian media insulted Ahmadinejad’s presence at the FAO summit with the usual lies and distortions. During the meeting, Shia Italian Muslims felt that they had a duty to differentiate themselves between their community and the noise of other groups.