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– ITALY TO CLOSE CLANDESTINE MOSQUES

MosqueThe Italian government intends to close down clandestine mosques in the country as part of the fight against terrorism, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano announced Friday 11/27/2015. “In Italy, we have four mosques and over 800 places of Muslim worship,” said Alfano.

The minister was speaking at a meeting in the southern town of Lecce on the subject of terrorist risks and the influence of  non-registered places of worship where many of the estimated one million Muslims living in Italy go to pray.

Some of these clandestine meeting places are set up after attempts to establish a Mosque through the proper channels are thwarted, often due to opposition from local officials.

“He added that, so far, preventative measures and intelligence-gathering in Italy had prevailed.

However Italy, and in particular Rome, are often cited as targets in I.S.I.S propaganda and the United States has warmed the country of the risks of possible attacks.  

— A day earlier, on Thursday 11/26/2015, Italian police in the northern city of Trieste have seized nearly 781 pump-action Winchester SXP shotguns en route from Turkey to Belgium. Belgium has historically been a European hot spot for the arms trade – legal and illegal – due to its relatively liberal domestic gun legislation.


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