As reported in last week’s news feed, Italian authorities are closing down a mosque in Venice (run by Bangladeshis) that was frequented by three Kosovars who were plotting to blow up the Rialto Bridge. The local Islamic community is furious, and Muslims are mau-mauing the government, threatening to shut down the schools, shipyards and city if there is no agreement by Wednesday. They will pray in the streets and go on strike.
The translator points out that Fincantieri is Italy’s largest shipbuilding company:
The article below from ANSA discusses the closure of the Mestre mosque:
Mestre Mosque Ordered to Shut Down
Frequented by three Kosovar jihadists in Rialto Bridge bomb plot
(ANSA) – Venice, April 7 – A Mestre mosque frequented by three Kosovars allegedly planning to bomb Venice’s Rialto Bridge has been given three days to close, sources said Friday.
The order was handed to the Bangladeshi clerics who run the mosque, informing them that its activity did not comply with its official use.
The Kosovar jihadists, who lived in central Venice, were arrested last month after a probe in which they were taped allegedly saying it would be easy to find paradise by bombing Venice “because of all the Christians here”.
|00:00||It’s the last Friday prayer in the Via Fogazzaro mosque in Mestre.|
|00:04||It’s the same one also frequented by some of the Kosovars, presumed jihadists,|
|00:08||who were arrested a few days ago in Venice and have already been deported.|
|00:12||The meeting in the Commune with representatives of the Islamic community ended with the idea|
|00:16||of finding other spaces, but time is short, and Ramadan is near.|
|00:20||“We don’t know where to go”, lament the Muslims,|
|00:24||and while they think of re-establishing their place of worship in one of many places abandoned|
|00:28||in an industrial zone, they are not giving up the outright threat of a strike.|
|00:33||The Bangladeshi community in particular, those who run the mosque,|
|00:37||are ready to stop work.—“Three thousand of us work for Fincantieri,|
|00:41||1,500 in the Venice pizzerias,” declares the spokesperson, Kamrul.|
|00:46||“If nobody goes to work, we will see what happens.”|
|00:49||“Even the kids,” he adds, “will remain home from school”.|
|00:52||And organizing a big demonstration is being considered. All in all,|
|00:55||without an agreement, a confrontation is looming.|
|00:58||One thing is certain. That cultural center transformed into a prayer room,|
|01:02||open from morning to evening on the ground floor of a small shop,|
|01:06||will be closed.|
|01:09||Defects of construction, continuous noise, dangerous crowding,|
|01:12||in a quarter not far from the center of Mestre,|
|01:16||which for the Italians, at this time estranged by the daily conflicts with immigrants,|
|01:21||has become difficult to live in.
Hat tip for the article: Insubria.