Posted by: becketfund | April 24, 2007

Italy: Muslim Community Asked to Agree on Values

Agence France-Presse reports that Italy’s interior ministry has asked religious minorities to sign on to a “values charter” which was drafted with the help of UCOII (Union of Islamic Communities and Organizations in Italy) , the country’s largest Muslim association. The charter is non-binding and condemns “terrorism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia” and deems facial veils “not acceptable” as they present an “obstacle for establishing relationships”. The Minister of the Interior said he hoped the charter would serve as a guide that would help “consolidate Italian Islam”.

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