Not all Italians accept provocation in the guise of prayer, however [Muslim Colosseum Prayers Fuel Row, ANSA News, Italy, Jan 19, 2009].
Rome, January 19 - A group of Muslims who prayed in front of the Colosseum during a protest march against the Israeli offensive in Gaza this weekend was accused of threatening behaviour by centre-right politicians on Monday.Congrats to the Italians for not being scared off by the pretense of religion. Muslim BS "pray-ins" need to be smacked down yesterday.
Around 50 Muslims knelt with their backs to the Roman amphitheatre and prayed towards Mecca during the march on Saturday, refueling a row over a similar incident that took place in front of Milan`s Duomo earlier this month, also during a Gaza protest.
"The pseudo-prayers in Milan and in front of the Colosseum are nothing to do with religion - they are threatening and intimidatory acts towards the Italian people," said Maurizio Gasparri, Senate whip for Premier Silvio Berlusconi`s People of Freedom (PDL) party.
"Those who take part should be identified by the police and possibly expelled from our country. People mustn`t use prayer as a political weapon".
A former interior minister and chairman of parliament`s Anti-Mafia Commission, Beppe Pisanu, described the incidents in Milan and Rome as "a fundamentalist operation, the preliminaries of terrorism".