Northern Italian region approves ‘anti-mosque’ laws

Northern Italian region approves ‘anti-mosque’ laws, by The Local.

Councillors in the northern Italian region of Liguria on Tuesday evening approved a set of measures drastically restricting the freedom to build new places of worship.

While the text doesn’t refer to any particular religion, politicians opposed to the law argue that it unfairly targets Muslims, and the proposals have been dubbed ‘anti-mosque laws’ by local media. …

Islam is the only major religion that does not have official status in Italy, despite the country being home to an estimated one million Muslims. Purpose-built mosques are rare in Italy, although Rome is home to the largest one in Europe.

So probably motivated by mosques, but not ostensibly aimed at Islam.

hat-tip Stephen Neil