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Italy expels Muslim cleric who refused to accept gender parity
A Moroccan man who served as a "stand-in imam" in a mosque in northern
Italy was forcibly repatriated home because he refused to accept
Italian constitutional rights such as gender parity, Interior Minister
Angelino Alfano said Thursday.
Following the Charlie Hebdo Islamist attacks in Paris in January 2015,
Italy adopted legislation making it easier for police to arrest or
expel suspected terrorists. Since then, 115 have been sent home,
including 12 imams, Alfano said in a statement.
The latest case concerns a 33-year-old who acted as secretary of the
Muslim Community of Treviso, an industrial town in north-east Italy
about 40 kilometres north of Venice. He was put on a plane to
Casablanca late on Wednesday, the minister said.
The decision was taken because the man refused to swear on the
constitution before taking up Italian citizenship, arguing that his
ultra-conservative Salafist Islam beliefs were "fully incompatible"
with Italy's fundamental laws.
He denounced Italian laws as "'a collection of sins upon sins' such as, for example, parity between men and women," Alfano said.
The minister has for weeks been publicizing an anti-radicalization
campaign for Muslim preachers, which should lead to new rules requiring
them to study Italian rules and customs and deliver their sermons in
"We are working to create a new model of imam, which we could call
'Italian imam,'" Alfano told the Libero newspaper in July, expressing
concern that current Muslim clerics in Italy are all foreign-trained
"and therefore have different values from us and sometimes radical
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