Contact Members/Sign Up Reg Form

No Prayer Space for Muslim Workers in Monfalcone, Italy

Photo : AFPPIX

In Monfalcone, Italy, Friday prayers witness a solemn gathering of hundreds of Muslim men kneeling in prayer on a concrete parking lot. This makeshift arrangement has become necessary after Monfalcone's far-right mayor prohibited prayers inside the city's two cultural centers for Muslims since November. 

The Ministry of Interior's "Public Security" account in Saudi Arabia reported the incident, highlighting the ban on indoor prayers and the subsequent gathering in a private construction site while awaiting a court ruling on a zoning issue affecting their right to pray. 

Among those affected is Rejaul Haq, a Bangladeshi immigrant and naturalized Italian citizen who expresses frustration over what he perceives as harassment by the city administration. Haq questions why he should be forced to leave Monfalcone, a place where he has resided for years and pays taxes.

Stay informed with the latest news. Follow DXB News Network on WhatsApp Channel

Mayor Anna Cisint maintains that the restriction on prayers is a zoning matter, not discrimination. She asserts her responsibility to enforce urban planning regulations and cites concerns over the increasing Muslim population's impact on the city's social fabric.

Despite Mayor Cisint's stance, the Muslim community in Monfalcone feels marginalized and discriminated against. They highlight the challenges they face in practicing their faith, including limited access to places of worship and cultural integration barriers.

The issue in Monfalcone reflects broader challenges faced by Muslim communities across Italy. Islam is not officially recognized as a religion under Italian law, complicating efforts to establish mosques or prayer spaces. This lack of recognition contributes to a climate of prejudice and fear among the non-Muslim population.

As Monfalcone's Muslims await a court decision on their right to pray indoors, tensions remain high. The incident has drawn national attention and become politicized, with Mayor Cisint's stance aligning with anti-immigrant sentiments espoused by Matteo Salvini's League party.

In the midst of this controversy, Monfalcone's Muslims continue to grapple with feelings of alienation and discrimination. Despite their contributions to the local economy, they face distrust and hostility from some long-time residents.

The outcome of the court ruling will have significant implications for the Muslim community in Monfalcone and could set a precedent for similar cases across Italy. Regardless of the verdict, the scars of this standoff are likely to linger, highlighting the ongoing challenges of integration and religious freedom in contemporary Europe.

May 6, 2024 5:51 p.m. 6525

#trending #latest #MonfalconePrayerBan #MuslimRights #ItalyIslamophobia #IntegrationChallenges #ReligiousFreedom #CommunityDiscrimination #ImmigrantStruggles #SocialJustice #CulturalDiversity #dnn #breakingnews #worldnews #headlines #topstories #globalUpdate #dxbnewsnetwork #dxbnews #dxbdnn #dxbnewsnetworkdnn

Sweet vs. Regular Potatoes: Nutritional Showdown and Culinary Delights

lifestyle / health & beauty
May 24, 2024 8:20 p.m. 439

In the epic showdown between sweet potatoes and regular potatoes, it's more than just a matter of taste. These humble root vegetables have sparked a culinary ri...Read More.

Paris 2024 Olympics: Uniting Athletes Worldwide in Pursuit of Greatness

sports / emerging sports
May 24, 2024 8 a.m. 429

Global athletes train tirelessly for Paris 2024, aiming for Olympic glory amidst intense competition and unity...Read More.

Sweet vs. Regular Potatoes: Nutritional Showdown and Culinary Delights

In the epic showdown between sweet potatoes and regular potatoes, it's more than just a matter of taste. These humble root vegetables have sparked a culinary ri

Paris 2024 Olympics: Uniting Athletes Worldwide in Pursuit of Greatness

Global athletes train tirelessly for Paris 2024, aiming for Olympic glory amidst intense competition and unity

2024 Accessories Elevate Your Look with These Must-Haves

Elevate your style with top accessories for 2024! Discover must-haves to enhance your look

PM Shehbaz arrives Visits UAE

PM Shehbaz to hold talks with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, focusing on bilateral relations during his visit.

ECC to Approve $2.58m Compensation for Families of Chinese Workers Killed in Dasu Attack

A compensation of Rs2.5m is also proposed for a Pakistani national killed in the same attack.

Jeff Bezos beat Elon Musk, still trails Bernard Arnault in world's richest person list

Bezos and Musk engage in net worth fluctuations, sparking a battle for the top spot.

Sheikh Abdullah Joins Mourning for Iranian President

Sheikh Abdullah, UAE Foreign Minister, led delegation in participation.

Here are the main contenders in the UK elections, besides Rishi Sunak.

Mr. Sunak's unfulfilled pledges encompass reducing health waiting lists, halting irregular immigration, and relocating migrants to Rwanda.

Japanese Solo Climber Dies in Fall from North America's Tallest Peak

Rangers locate fallen climber at 17,000 feet using satellite communication data in investigation.

UAE President's State Visit to South Korea Begins May 28

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, will embark on a state visit to South Korea starting on Tuesday, May 28th.

Macron Unprecedented Insurrection Erupts in New Caledonia

Macron labels rioting in New Caledonia as "unprecedented insurrection," catching everyone off guard.

Donald Trump Stuns Followers: Claims Authorized Shooting

Trump falsely alleges Biden sanctioned shooting him during Mar-a-Lago FBI raids.

Nahyan bin Mubarak Opens New Campus for Abu Dhabi's American School

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence,

Sunita Williams' Starliner Space Launch Delayed to June

Teams aiming for launch on June 1 at 12:25 pm ET, with backup opportunities on June 2, 5, and 6.

Eggs for Health: Tips & Tricks for a Nutritious Diet!

In the realm of superfoods, the humble egg often gets overshadowed by trendy kale and exotic quinoa. However, eggs are making a strong comeback, reclaiming thei

UAE's Dengue Fever Campaign Eradicate 400+ Mosquitoes Sites

UAE Health Minister confirms 409 mosquito sites eradicated to halt dengue fever.

South Korea, China, Japan Leaders to Meet After 5 Years

South Korea, China, and Japan's leaders will meet in Seoul after a five-year gap, indicating a significant diplomatic development in East Asia.

Technology Institute Unveils Updated Falcon 2 11B AI Model

TII: Global research leader, driving innovation across diverse fields with applied science.

Get In Touch

3001E, 30 Floor, Aspin Commercial Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE

+971 56 450 3476

info@dxbnewsnetwork.com

LAUNCH OF DNN
Follow Us

© DNN. All Rights Reserved.