Viva IL Italia !!! (Long Live Italy)
VERONA — Goodbye mosque. In its place, Oriana Fallaci Square.
This decision was taken by the committee of Oppeano (Verona), where yesterday morning a building used by Muslims for prayer was bulldozed. In its place, the Municipality will create a public square named after the writer of The Rage and the Pride, which promoted a bitter campaign against Islam.
“My citizens did not want this takeover,”explained the mayor, Alessandro Montagnoli, deputy of the Lega Nord, “above all because it could create problems of practicability and cohabitation with the residents.”
My pisans in Verona, are known for their strong pride, in their culture, country, and the local fut-ball team Hellas Verona. This “bulldozing” doesn’t surprise me a bit. When cheering on their team, when the opposing team has had a man of color, they will generally make “monkey sounds” when he gets the ball.
Now for naming the square after the goddess Oriana Fallaci, well that justs makes it all better. Fiesty, strong, humble, “leave me alone” attitude, and grace. Just like Verona.
For Ms. Fallaci’s books click here. And for a good book on the people of Verona, I recomend “A Season with Verona: Travels Around Italy in Search of Illusion, National Character, and…Goals!:” by Tim Parks.