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Rome's Grand Mosque refuses to join in anti-violence initiative

September 12, 2016

The Grand Mosque of Rome declined to take part in a national "Say no to violence" initiative that was supported by more than 2,000 other Islamic communities in Italy.

For the September 11 observance-- deliberately timed for the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America-- Italian Christians were welcomed at mosques throughout the country. But the Grand Mosque did not participate. A spokesman, Abdellah Redouane, said that the observance could cause "confusion and ambiguity," and blamed "those who seek visibility at any cost and present themselves as representative" of the Islamic faith. 

 
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  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Sep. 12, 2016 6:52 PM ET USA

    Suggest the Abdellah et. al. read the Regensburg Address.