Saturday, December 6, 2008
Italy: Mosque Moratorium Plan
Just days after Italy arrested two Moroccan men who were plotting to blow up the Milan Cathedral on Christmas Day, the Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni has proposed putting a moratorium on Mosque construction. Of course those on the left and Muslim leaders have come out against the proposal. Msgr. Gianfranco Ravasi of the Vatican has said that he is OK with Mosque construction as long as the Mosques are used for religious purposes. My question to him is, does that include a religion that preaches hatred to Christians and Jews?
Koran verse 5 51
YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.
For more on the Italian crackdown on Islam.