UK Daily Mail
Wednesday, Dec 2nd, 2009
Italy could become the next European country to hold a referendum on the building of Islamic minarets.
It follows a Swiss decision to ban the towers, which are used to put out the Muslim call to prayer, earlier this week.
Roberto Calderoli, of Italy’s Right-wing Northern League party, said the country should hold a vote as soon as possible to reaffirm its Roman Catholic roots.
Like the Swiss, Italian voters can have a direct say on an issue if a minimum number of signatures are gathered, calling for a referendum.
Mr Calderoli said the Swiss decision should warn countries about losing touch with their Christian identities.
‘Respect for other religions is important, but we’ve got to put the brakes on Muslim propaganda or else we’ll end up with an Islamic political party like in Spain,’ he said.
The League – which has previously been accused of Islamophobia – is expected to start the campaign for a vote.
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This article was posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 5:07 am