By Stephen Jones. Venice’s right-wing mayor has ordered cops to shoot ANYONE who shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ – rather than risk a terror attack.
The phrase in Arabic for ‘God is greatest’ has been shouted in multiple terrorist incidents across the continent, but is more commonly harmlessly used by Muslims during prayers as a reminder of God’s significance in their lives.
The Times reports that mayor of Venice Luigi Brugnaro has reportedly decided its an unacceptable phrase to be shouted in the city’s St Marks Square.
He claimed Venice is safer than Barcelona – where 14 people died being run down by a van last week.
Speaking at a conference in Rimini, north east Italy, he further revealed the extraordinary order he has given to armed police at one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe. (Read more from “Mayor of Venice Says ANYONE Who Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ in His City Will Be Shot by Snipers” HERE)
‘Islam, Eternal Religion of Peace’: French Satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo Publishes Another Controversial Front-Cover Cartoon About Muslims in Wake of Spain Attacks but Is Criticised for ‘Fanning Islamophobia’
By Gareth Davies. French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has published a provocative front-page cartoon about Islam and the recent terror attacks in Spain which has led to criticism that it risked fanning Islamophobia.
The latest edition of the magazine, which was targeted by Islamist gunmen in 2015 for a depiction of the Prophet Mohammed, shows two people lying in a pool of blood having been run over by a van next to the words ‘Islam, eternal religion of peace’.
Critics of Charlie Hebdo saw today’s front cover as tarring an entire religion, practised by around 1.5 billion people worldwide, by implying it was inherently violent.
A dozen terrorists of Moroccan origin are believed to have plotted last week’s attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, where 15 people were killed and more than 100 injured after a van and car were driven into crowds.
The attackers are thought by investigators to have been radicalised by an extremist Islamic preacher who died in a house where the group was trying to produce explosives. (Read more from “‘Islam, Eternal Religion of Peace’: French Satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo Publishes Another Controversial Front-Cover Cartoon About Muslims in Wake of Spain Attacks but Is Criticised for ‘Fanning Islamophobia'” HERE)