News from Italy, about the xenophobic Lega Nord Party, part of the Rightist Berlusconi government coalition; a party whose Members of the European Parliament praise mass murderer Anders Breivik from Norway …
Translated from Dutch news agency ANP today:
In the old center of the northern Italian town Cittadella, north of Padua, businesses are not allowed to sell kebab anymore. Mayor Massimo Bitonci took this decision because of the smell of the grilled meat. Also kebab, according to the mayor, is not part of the Italian tradition.
Bitonci is a member of the right-wing governing party Lega Nord, which wants the rich north to secede from the rest of Italy and which wants to greatly reduce immigration. …
The mayor two years ago drew attention to himself by taking action against beggars and street vendors. He also tried to limit parking for trailers in order to discourage Travellers from coming to Cittadella.
Rightist Berlusconi politicians in Italy have already made total fools of themselves by banning miniskirts.
The Italian government is preparing further social austerity measures in response to Thursday’s stock market selloff: here.
The recent brutal and outrageous attack in Norway on the Scandinavian and international workers’ movement was a huge shock, not only for those members of the Norwegian Labour Party Youth (AUF) who were at the summer camp at the island of Utøya, but also for the whole population of Scandinavia: here.
Media rush to blame Muslims for Norway attacks shows Islamophobia: here.
Anders Behring Breivik, the Norway gunman, had prepared a second bomb bigger than the one that exploded in Oslo, according to reports: here.
48% of Muslim Americans have experienced religious or racial discrimination during the past year: here.
Several ultra-right parties and groups are using their participation in the Berlin State election in September to disseminate vile propaganda: here.