R031 - Is the “Islamic Council” the first step towards the Sharia in Italy?

FAX – 2006

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Is the “Islamic Consult” the first step towards Sharia in Italy?

A Muslim friend of mine has moved from an Arab country to the state of Ontario in Canada to escape from the discrimination inherent in the sharia against women. Unfortunately, in Ontario there is a proposal for a law that allows the application of sharia law to the problems of families, so my friend in Canada has passed from the pan to the grill thanks to the local consults. The President of UCOII, the doctor Dr. Nour, having declared on TV to Minister Turco that Italian laws are slowly approaching the sharia; will not there be the intention to use the Islamic Council as an attempt to take a first step towards the introduction of sharia in Italy?


The instability of the Middle East, accompanied by the widespread hatred against the West, have turned out to be the main foods of Islamic terrorism, a source of danger not only for the USA but for the whole West and for the governments of the Mediterranean area themselves.

This culture, which prevails in most of the so-called Islamic cultural centres in Italy, has a considerable influence on immigrants, who tend to try their hand at centres which remind them of the environments they come from. The creation of these numerous centres is part of a single strategy which aims to establish itself as a representative of the Moslems in front of the State. Representation becomes in fact a power that influences the legislators to introduce laws that discriminate against the majority of the Muslim people in Italy who have emigrated not only for reasons of poverty but also to live the climate of freedom that the peoples of the West have managed to conquer at a high price. Do we really want to let discriminatory laws be re-introduced through the appearance of laws for religious freedom, carried out by some of our politicians in cahoots, perhaps without knowing it, with whom to stand as a representative of Muslims in Italy?  We are all Italian citizens, subject to the laws of this country that welcomed us, laws that guarantee religious freedom without the need for mediators.

Opinions: the frantic search for an interlocutor for Muslims.

I say well Muslims and not Islam. The Vatican and the Italian Episcopal Conference already have their links with the Islamic religious authorities, but the State must relate with its citizens, residents, illegal immigrants and so on, through its institutions and laws. I do not agree, however, on identifying an interlocutor, even Italian like Pallavicini, with the exception of the problem of the 8 per thousand, in which I am not competent.


The problems I see in identifying an interlocutor, in addition to those you have already mentioned, are by way of example:

  • Should the interlocutor represent Muslims or Islam?
  • Are there interlocutors for each other category of citizens? Atheists, Buddhists, etc.?
  • Defining certain exceptions for Muslims would pave the way for privileges and discrimination to the detriment of other non-Muslims.
  • It is not certain that Muslims “not of the mosques” are happy with the exceptions or privileges that would be agreed with an official interlocutor.

We identify the citizens by their religion, which is in danger of falling into racism.

There is the Danger that sooner or later the interlocutor will become a lever in the hands of foreign states, or its financiers. As you imagine, Muslims always refer to Mecca as a moral, theological or other authority (the same for Azhar).

Danger of creating minorities in the state: a situation similar to those of the Dhimmis in Muslim countries, classifying citizens according to their confession: but the state is not secular?

Many immigrants prefer not to have discriminatory regimes; on the contrary, they have fled their countries for this very reason.

Which Islam to take as reference? The laws are applied in different ways according to the countries and the government of the moment, they are not the same in all countries.

I invite you to refer to the situation of non-Muslims in Arab countries: we in Italy risk creating a reverse situation.

Hoping to have done something useful for the discussion of the topic under discussion, cordial greetings,

Giuseppe Samir Eid,

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The published articles intend to provide the tools for a social inclusion of the migratory flow, shed light on human rights and the condition of life of Christians in the Islamic world from which the author come from. Knowledge of the other, of cultural and religious differences are primary ingredients to create peace in the hearts of men everywhere, a prerequisite for a peaceful coexistence and convinced citizenship in the territory.

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