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  • After Madrid, Terror Leader’s ‘Balkan Map’ Worries Italy

    03/28/2004 11:40:18 AM PST · by Destro · 11 replies · 337+ views ^ | Sunday, March 28 @ 13:20:00 EST | CDeliso
    After Madrid, Terror Leader’s ‘Balkan Map’ Worries Italy Posted on Sunday, March 28 @ 13:20:00 EST by CDeliso Italian authorities are concerned about a possible link between the Madrid bombers, Al Qaeda and Bosnia, reports Croatia’s Slobodna Dalmacija newspaper. According to their investigation, mujahedin who participated in the Bosnian civil wars were imported from an al Qaeda training camp near Zenica to help with the bombings in Madrid, and other attacks possibly being planned for the future. “Their road was from Zenica through Split to Ancona,” says the paper, citing Italian authorities who point to the Balkan map found in...
  • US Anti-Abortion Film Gets Italian Teacher Sacked

    01/07/2015 12:58:43 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 7 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    Giorgio Nadali, a religion teacher in Milan who had taught for 26 years, published 9 books and contributed to several magazines, has been suspended from teaching the Catholic religion. His “crime” was to show his secondary school students the famous 30-minute documentary The Silent Scream (whose video you can see by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above) in Italian. The film was made in 1984 in the USA, narrated by obstetrician and gynecologist Bernard Nathanson, MD. It illustrates the abortion process via ultrasound and portrays an abortion taking place in the uterus. It's a vivid representation of a...
  • Celebrities Among Victims of Tsunami

    12/28/2004 2:41:47 PM PST · by TheDon · 24 replies · 5,828+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 28, 2004 | Rob Kennedy
    By ROB KENNEDY, Associated Press Writer BANGKOK, Thailand - A German statesman, a Czech supermodel and a Swedish Olympic ski champion were among the vacationers whose search for peace and sun in tropical southern Asia was shattered by the tsunamis that spared neither rich nor poor. AP Photo   Petra Nemcova — who appeared on the cover of 2003 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue — was carried away with her boyfriend, the fashion photographer Simon Atlee, after a huge wave plowed into southern Thailand on Sunday. Nemcova's New York spokesman, Rob Shuter, said the model and her boyfriend had been vacationing...
  • Pakistanis Move to Milan, Wife Dons Milanese Dress, Husband Attacks Her with Shovel

    10/07/2014 7:30:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/07/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Milan used to be known for fashion. Now it’s known for Muslim settlers. And the introduction of Muslims to Milan isn’t going well. (via Religion of Peace) Police arrested a man who accused his Pakistani wife of dressing in a style he thought was too Western and then chased her up the street, striking her with the wooden handle of a shovel.When she fled outside, he gave chase, hitting her on the arm with the wooden handle. She found refuge in another home and police later arrested her husband.He said he did not approve of her clothing and the fact...
  • Berlusconi acquitted in Ruby sex case trial

    07/19/2014 12:20:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/18/14 | Giuseppe Aresu with Dario Thuburn - afp
    Milan (AFP) - An Italian appeals court on Friday cleared Silvio Berlusconi of having sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power in a surprise ruling that will strengthen the former prime minister on the political scene. "The defendant is acquitted," presiding judge Enrico Tranfa said, requesting silence after gasps from the courtroom. The effectively scraps Berlusconi's seven-year sentence and lifelong ban from holding public office. The judge said there was "no crime" on the abuse of power charge and that Berlusconi's actions "did not constitute a crime" on the prostitution one, promising to publish a detailed explanation within...
  • Report: Ebola Suspected In Europe: “Broken Through All Containment Efforts”

    04/20/2014 1:38:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 135 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/20/14
    Though officials at the World Health Organization are feverishly working to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in what is now seven African nations, their efforts may be for naught. In Guinea, a hot spot for the deadly contagion, government health officials have said that the outbreak is nearly under control. Yet, Reuters reports that the government “planned to stop publicly releasing the death toll to avoid causing unnecessary panic.” But panic may be in order. Despite the best efforts of emergency health workers it appears that virus may have crossed out of Africa into Europe.
  • Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie

    03/18/2014 11:07:16 AM PDT · by rawhide · 51 replies ^ | 3-18-14 | Francesca Trianni
    There are a few basic rules in museums. The first: don’t touch the art. The second: don’t take selfies while touching the art. At a museum in Milan, Italy, a student reportedly broke that second rule: he climbed on a statue dating back to the early 19th century to take a selfie and caused the statue’s left leg to fall off. The discovery was made on Tuesday morning by the staff of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, one of Italy’s most renowned academic institutions, and it was apparently also recorded by security cameras. The statue depicts the “Drunken...
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    02/16/2014 9:56:37 PM PST · by expat1000 · 36 replies
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  • Berlusconi's Bunga-Bunga Strippers Dressed Up as Barack Obama, Says Bellydancer Ruby

    05/18/2013 10:28:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    International Business Times ^ | May 18, 2013 | Timur Moon
    Berlusconi's Bunga-Bunga Strippers Dressed Up as Barack Obama, Says Bellydancer Ruby Silvio Berlusconi's infamous "bunga-bunga" parties featured strippers dressed as US President Obama as well as the more conventional fare of nuns and nurses, according to court testimony by the Moroccan woman at the centre of the scandal. Karima el-Mahroug, 20, was giving evidence at the trial of three former aides to Berlusconi who are accused of procuring her and other women for prostitution. El-Mahroug, a former bellydancer, said she attended about half a dozen parties, using her nickname Ruby. One each occasion, Berlusconi had handed her an envelope containing...
  • For Bartholomew, the "persecution of the Christians" has not ceased

    05/16/2013 12:58:05 PM PDT · by lightman · 2 replies
    Asia News ^ | 16 May AD 2013 | Staff
    Milan (AsiaNews) - Some 1,700 years have passed since Emperor Constantine granted Christians the right to believe in God, yet "the persecution of Christians has not ceased;" thus, "the Church of Christ will never cease to generate martyrs" until God "enlightens everyone, so that they understand that peace, reconciliation, tolerance, meekness, and mercy can only have a positive effect on human society in general, especially in terms of deeds and words." Religious freedom and the journey of a divided Church " towards unity according to the Lord's command" are central to the thoughts Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I expressed this morning...
  • Man kills 1, wounds 4 in pickaxe attack in Milan, Italy

    05/11/2013 6:03:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | May 11, 2013
    MILAN, Italy, May 11 (UPI) -- An illegal immigrant from Ghana went on a rampage with a pickaxe in Milan, Italy, Saturday, killing one person and wound four others, authorities said. The suspect, Mada Kabobo, 31, was taken into custody, Agenzia Giornalistica Italia reported
  • Pickaxe attacker kills one, injures four others in Milan (Illegal immigrant)

    05/11/2013 9:24:52 AM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 11, 2013
    ROME (Reuters) - A Ghanaian immigrant in the northern Italian city of Milan killed one man and injured four others in a frenzied and apparently random attack with a pickaxe on Saturday, police said. Italian news agency AGI said the man's first words to police were "I am hungry" in English.
  • Bin Laden son-in-law seized, held by U.S.

    03/07/2013 10:44:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/7/13 | Barbara Starr
    Osama bin Laden´s son-in-law has been captured and is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, two administration officials said on Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, was captured within the last week in Jordan, according to a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York. The lawmaker had been told of the capture by law enforcement officials. Congress was notified when Ghaith was taken into U.S. custody, the officials said.
  • 52% of Rapes in Rome Committed by Immigrants, 59% in Milan, 40% in Italy

    12/27/2012 5:49:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 39 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - - 52% of Rapes in Rome Committed by Immigrants, 59% in Milan, 40% in ItalyPosted By Daniel Greenfield On December 26, 2012 @ 10:13 pm In The Point | 6 Comments Muslims in Milan doing their part to keep Milan violent and rapey   “He was horrible, he had no teeth, his face disfigured by scars”. This is how one of the latest victims of rape in Milan, a businesswoman of 42, described her attacker, Mohamed K., 32, an Iraqi illegal immigrant already convicted for theft, assault and wounding. Last week, when she was going...
  • Leading US Bank Closes Vatican Bank’s Account

    03/19/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    JP Morgan Chase, one of America’s leading banks, has closed down an account held by the Vatican bank at its Italian branch office in Milan. Neither the American bank nor the Vatican bank (formally known as the Institute for Religious Works, or IOR) offered any public comment on the move. But officials at JP Morgan Chase acknowledged that the IOR account was closed because of concerns about the possible use of the Vatican bank for money-laundering.
  • Ford to recall Fusion, Milan sedans because wheels could fall off due to bolt problem

    12/10/2011 5:22:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 57 replies
    <p>DETROIT — Ford is recalling more than 128,000 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2010 and 2011 model years because the wheels can fall off the cars.</p> <p>The recall affects only cars with 17-inch steel wheels built from April 1, 2009 through April 30, 2009, and from Dec. 1, 2009 through Nov. 13, 2010.</p>
  • Italian Students Storm Milan Goldman Sachs Office (Occupy reaches Europe)

    10/14/2011 8:38:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/14/2011 | Tyler Durden
    While hardly the explanation for why the EURUSD has surged nearly 100 pips in the past 45 minutes on absolutely no news (or, in this bizarro market, explaining it perfectly), and as the market focuses its attention on where the line of angry young protesters is longer: by the New York Stock Exchange or in front of the Apple store, Italians, once again betrayed by their politicians who were bribed by Berlusconi to vote for him in the latest vote of "confidence" (at a price of €250k per vote), have decided to make their feelings for financial innovation, and its...
  • Surprise! Today Card. Scola of Milan received his pallium from Benedict XVI (Catholic Caucus)

    09/21/2011 2:11:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 1+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | September 21, 2011 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I saw in the Bolletino today that at Castel Gandolfo Pope Benedict XVI imposed the pallium today on Angelo Card. Scola, the new Archbishop of Milan.In the normal course of events, the Pope gives the pallium to newly appointed archbishops on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter’s in Rome.The Pope can give the pallium to whom it pleaseth His Holiness of Our Lord to do so. The Pope can choose when and where to do this.This unusual move, however, underscores the importance of the Archdiocese of Milan. The imposition also could have been accelerated by the...
  • Silvio Berlusconi warns Milan could become 'Gypsytown'

    05/24/2011 10:42:46 AM PDT · by mewykwistmas · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/24/2011 | BBCX
    "Milan cannot turn into an Islamic city, a zingaropoli [Gypsytown] full of Roma camps, besieged by foreigners to whom the left wants to give the right to vote," Mr Berlusconi said on his People of Freedom party website. "Milan is... one of the most important capitals in Europe in terms of intelligence, creativity and entrepreneurialism," he said. "A city like this will surely not want to hand itself over to the far left with the risk of becoming a disorderly, chaotic and unsafe city." Mr Berlusconi is understood to have taken first-round defeat in Milan - his home town and...
  • Old Mass Must be Kept Behind Closed Doors: Milan

    11/17/2010 10:36:54 AM PST · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/17/2010 | Tancred
    Italy [] Recently Father Jean-Pierre Herman - the Secretary of Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard of Brussels -- wanted to celebrate the Immemorial Mass in Milan's Cathedral. This is according to the website 'BLOG'. Father Herman was there for a meeting about Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman and the Liturgy in Milan. For starters he was forbidden to celebrate the Old Mass in the Cathedral. Then he contacted the Papal Commission 'Ecclesia Dei'. They intervened and concluded mthat the priest could celebrate the Mass behind closed doors within Cathedral with only one altar boy. Editor: This is +Tettamanzi's watch.
  • Fall Trend Alert: Rachel Bilson and Megan Fox Don Blazers in Milan

    09/29/2010 5:22:07 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    Style Bistro ^ | 09.27.10
    Some trends come and go in fashion. One season they're in, the next they're out. But one thing stays tried and true—the blazer. Rachel Bilson and Megan Fox were both spotted wearing blazers in Milan during Fashion Week. Rachel paired hers with a red-and-black printed dress at Roberto Cavalli, while Megan topped of a business-like outfit with a black piece at Emporio Armani.

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • Top male model found dead after falling from apartment window hours before Milan

    06/21/2010 8:15:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies · 1+ views ^ | 4:45 PM on 20th June 2010 | Nick Pisa
    Police are investigating the death of a top male model found dead just hours ahead of the start of Milan Men's Fashion Week. Catwalk star Tom Nicon, 22, died instantly after falling four floors from an apartment window in the centre of the Italian fashion capital. Police in Milan said today they were treating the death as suicide and investigating suggestions he had suffered from a ''complicated affair of love.'' A police source in Milan said: 'We have spoken to the friends he was staying with and they have told us that he had recently broken up with his girlfriend...
  • IHH's Deep, Longstanding Terror Ties

    06/10/2010 3:22:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 138+ views
    IPT News June 9, 2010 SNIPPET: "The Turkish-based charity that helped drive last week's deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos has deep ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. The Hamas ties are not in question. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and IHH officials simply do not acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist group." SNIPPET: "U.S. officials have expressed concern over the fact that "IHH representatives have met with senior Hamas officials in Turkey, Syria, and Gaza over the past three years," but IHH is not a designated terrorist organization in the United States. It's fair to ask, why not?"...
  • New York City-Based 'charity' Eyed in Terror Money Probe

    02/26/2004 3:18:50 PM PST · by nuconvert · 329+ views
    AP ^ | 2-26-04
    New York City-Based 'charity' Eyed in Terror Money Probe Feb. 26, 2004 By Tom Hays / Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) - When Sheik Abdullah Satar visited mosques in Brooklyn and Manhattan in the waning days of 1999, the FBI was watching. An outspoken cleric and political figure in Yemen, Satar was put under 24-hour surveillance amid fears about possible terrorist attacks on New Year's Eve. The sheik was never arrested or charged with a crime. But five years later, his name has resurfaced in an investigation of the Brooklyn branch of an obscure charity - its address a...
  • At Trial, U.S. Traces Roots of Terror Network to Brooklyn

    02/11/2004 9:51:46 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 21 replies · 413+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 2.12.2004 | William Glaberson
    prominent Yemeni sheik came to Brooklyn in 1999, raised money at mosques that was ostensibly for charity and then went to Italy, where he met with a top operative of Al Qaeda, according to federal prosecutors in Brooklyn.The sheik, Abdullah Satar, then made a speech in Italy calling upon people to join the jihad and denounced the United States for pursuing a terrorism suspect "to curry favor with the Jewish population and to project hatred upon Muslims,'' according to testimony of an F.B.I. agent at a trial of a New Jersey man in Federal District Court in Brooklyn that...
  • Berlusconi defends 'African' Milan remark (Milan 'seemed like an African city')

    10/08/2009 12:39:27 PM PDT · by onehitfrag · 13 replies · 924+ views
    Italy ^ | 10-06-09
    Premier Silvio Berlusconi on Friday defended a remark he made that Milan ''seemed like an African city'' because of the number of foreigners in the streets. ''I took a photograph of reality by referring to a walk through a central street in Milan where I saw 60% of people were foreigners and 40% were Italian,'' Berlusconi said. ''I asked myself if this is the Italy of the future that Italians want: the answer is no''.

    06/12/2009 4:27:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 576+ views ^ | 2009-06-11 14:11 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "(ANSA) - Genoa, June 11 - Six Italians were arrested Thursday on suspicion of plotting to attack Group of Eight summit facilities. The Rome-based group was trying to revive the Red Brigades terrorist organisation that plagued Italy in the 1970s and '80s, officials said." SNIPPET: "The six, including two men from Genoa, one from Milan, a Sardinian pro-independence militant and an old-guard Red Brigades terrorist, have been taken into custody on terrorism charges. Five have been taken to prison and one, reportedly found with a bomb, was placed under house arrest because of his age. The arrests were the...

    02/13/2007 7:59:43 AM PST · by Valin · 251+ views
    AKI ^ | 1/13/07
    Milan, 13 Feb. (AKI) - Magistrates in Milan on Tuesday started questioning 15 alleged members of the leftist Red Brigades terror group a day after police arrested them on charges of planning attacks against the Milan home of conservative opposition leader and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi, his Mediaset group, the Sky group, right-wing daily Libero, Italy's main oil company ENI and jurist Pietro Ichino, a government consultant on labour reform. Meanwhile, on Tuesday morning Italy's largest circulation daily Corriere della Sera received threats in a phone call placed by alleged members of the terror group in response to the arrests....
  • Italian police arrest 6 in raids against suspected members of radical leftist group

    06/11/2009 6:32:43 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 9 replies · 2,229+ views
    By Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2009 | By Associated Press
    ROME (AP) — Italian police arrested six people Thursday in raids on a group of suspected radical leftists who were allegedly planning a terror attack, authorities said.
  • Italy Says No To Dhimmitude - No More Muslim Prayer Jihads In Front of Churches

    01/22/2009 8:43:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 700+ views
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance ^ | January 23, 2009 | Pastorius
    From Il Corriere della Sera: Call for directive to prevent episodes like Duomo demonstration in Milan from happening again ROME – Places of worship, supermarkets and shopping malls will join public institutions, political party headquarters and diplomatic premises as being off-limits for demonstrators. Organisers will also have to pay a deposit as a guarantee against damage.NEW RULES – Interior minister Roberto Maroni has proposed new rules for public demonstrations, revealing that he is working on a directive to be sent to prefects and chiefs of police. A week ago, the minister explained to a hearing of the Senate’s constitutional affairs...

    01/11/2009 7:06:06 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 1,147+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 11, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    Remember this last week, when the Muslim hordes took over the Gothic church grounds in Milan and performed takbir (expansion) and some akbar? They allegedly apologized --- but they keep on doing it. Islamic imperialism. (photo hat tip Gaia)

    01/11/2009 2:38:36 PM PST · by Cindy · 82 replies · 1,842+ views ^ | January 11, 2009 | n/a
  • Muslims to apologise for prayers held in front of Milan cathedral

    01/09/2009 10:07:34 AM PST · by NYer · 36 replies · 1,140+ views
    Guardian ^ | January 9, 2009 | John Hooper in Rome
    Leaders of Milan's Muslims are to meet the city's Roman Catholic archbishop to apologise for an impromptu prayer service they held in front of the cathedral, a statement from the archbishopric said.Images of hundreds of Muslims bowing to Mecca in front of one of the pre-eminent symbols of Christianity in Italy prompted outrage among some, particularly rightwing, Italians. Defence minister Ignazio La Russa proposed that prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's coalition should "reply" with a mass on Sunday on the same spot.The status of other religions is a particularly sensitive issue in Italy where, until recently, almost the entire population was...
  • Italy: Plot to blow up Milan Cathedral

    12/04/2008 1:04:23 PM PST · by Frankusa · 63 replies · 7,835+ views
    Two Moroccans arrested in Italy yesterday wanted to blow up the Milan Cathedral on Christmas. They hoped an attack during the busy holiday would cost dozens of lives. This according to tapped phone calls, reports La Repubblica. The two belonged to an Islamic terror cell which had been followed by the Italian police already for months... Rachid Ilhami (31) and Abdelkader Ghafir (43) were arrested in Giussano, a city 25km away from Milan. The detectives gathered from tapped phone calls and confiscated computer files that the two also prepared attacks on a supermarket and a police bureau. They are arrested...
  • Terror Suspects `Targeting Italy`

    12/02/2008 1:09:43 PM PST · by knighthawk · 37 replies · 2,224+ views
    Life In Italy ^ | December 02 2008 | ANSA
    (ANSA) - Milan, December 2 - Two Moroccans arrested on Tuesday were planning terrorist attacks on targets in northern Italy after failing to make the ``necessary contacts`` to be sent abroad as jihad fighters, police said. Rachid Ilhami, 31, and Gafir Abdelkader, 42, are alleged to have been planning attacks on an immigration office and a police barracks in Milan as well as police stations, a supermarket and a night club carpark in smaller towns in the Lombardy region. Milan anti-terrorist unit chief Bruno Megale stressed that the pair were not ``an organic part of any organisation`` despite wiretapped conversations...
  • Threat Matrix: August 2008

    08/01/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,066 replies · 8,561+ views
    Pentagon Makes Fighting Extremism Top Priority Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon on Thursday officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority and pledged to avert any conventional military threat from China or Russia through dialogue. The Defense Department, in a new national defense strategy, also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting economic, political and social development in vulnerable corners of the world. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the change would help establish permanent institutional support for counterinsurgency skills...
  • Italy makes al Qaeda link arrest

    08/03/2002 3:07:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 228+ views
    Swiss Info ^ | Augustus 03 2002 | Reuters
    ROME (Reuters) - Italian police have arrested a man suspected of having links to arms trafficking and Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network for travelling on a false passport, according to a police spokesman. Police acting on a tip-off, arrested Sanjivan Ruprah, 36, in the northern town of Cremona, outside Milan, on Friday. He was travelling on a false Belgian passport, the spokesman said on Saturday. "Sanjivan Ruprah is an internationally known figure," he said. "He is known as an international trafficker of arms and diamonds and has already been arrested in Belgium, from where he was released on bail."...
  • Italy: Proposed fines for Muslims sparks controversy

    07/08/2008 1:50:06 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 17 replies · 106+ views
    AKI ^ | 7 July 2008 | Staff
    The President of the northern Italian city of Milan, Filippo Penati, has triggered widespread debate with a controversial proposal to fine Muslims who pray on the streets outside the city's mosque. According to authorities, the number of people praying on the sidewalk creates traffic and obstacles for pedestrians in the area surrounding the Viale Jenner mosque, a converted garage. "Article 190 of the law regarding the obstruction of streets should be applied immediately," said Penati. "I do not know or understand why the law has not been applied before," he said. "The municipality of Milan should apply the law and...
  • Barcelona changes Badge to avoid offending muslims

    According to the Catalan newspaper La Vanguardia, the Spanish football club Barcelona is altering its famous badge in some Arab countries in order to avoid offending Muslims. The badge is especially altered in Saudi Arabia or Algeria, where the Barcelona shirts are being sold without the red cross of Saint George, the patron saint of the Catalan region which Barca claims to represent, the La Vanguardia newspaper found in a private investigation. The badge, which was created in 1906, features a single vertical red line in Saudi Arabia and Algeria, due to the fact that there, the red cross represents...
  • Scientists have used stem cells to make a breakthrough in the fight against Muscular Dystrophy

    03/03/2007 5:58:54 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies · 262+ views
    DogFlu.Ca ^ | 02.12.07
    It is being reported that scientists have made a breakthrough in the fight against Muscular Dystrophy thanks to stem cell research. The scientists from Italy, claim that using mice, they have been able to promote muscle growth using adult stem cells.  GIULIO COSSU is the director of the Stem Cell Research Institute in Italy, and states:" The major finding is the identification of a subset of parasite able to repair dystrophic muscle in an immunodeficient dystrophic mouse."  "Given the fact the these cells has so far have appeared to have a better myogenic potential than the corresponding dog or mouse...
  • Muslim lawyer sues over Inter Milan 'Crusaders' kit

    12/12/2007 12:23:32 AM PST · by lizol · 42 replies · 1,443+ views
    Times Online ^ | December 11, 2007 | Richard Owen
    Muslim lawyer sues over Inter Milan 'Crusaders' kit Richard Owen in Rome A Turkish lawyer is taking legal action against Inter Milan, the Italian football team, for wearing a strip with “Crusader-style” red crosses that he alleges is ”offensive to Muslim sensibilities”. Baris Kaska, a lawyer in Izmir who specialises in European law, said that he had lodged a complaint in a local court against Inter Milan, which last month played the Istanbul team Fenerbahce in a Champions League match at the San Siro stadium in Milan. The Inter players wore a new strip - a white shirt with a...
  • What's a thousand years ? (Vecchioni in the classical Ambrosian Rite)

    08/15/2007 9:51:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 235+ views
    The New Liturgical Movement ^ | aUGUST 15, 2007 | Shawn Tribe
    A guest piece by resident Ambrosian rite expert Nicola de Grandi, who lives within the archdiocese of Milan Comments to a recent NLM piece about Ambrosian Chant mentioned the "Vecchioni" as a proper feature of the Ambrosian Rite. Here follows some more information about them, and a couple of pictures as well. The "Vecchioni" (singular "Vecchione" lit. "elderly man") and the "Vecchione" (singular "Vecchiona" lit. "elderly woman") - officially the "school of St. Ambrose" - were a feature peculiar to the Solemn High Masses in the Metropolitan Cathedral [of Milan]. In fact, they were two distinct corporations of ten...
  • Qatari royals halt British flight [Sheikh's wives refused to sit near men]

    07/28/2007 8:33:34 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 22 replies · 1,185+ views
    BBC ^ | July 28, 2007 | unattributed
    A British Airways flight was delayed for several hours after women members of the Qatari royal family objected to sitting next to men they did not know. The three wives of Sheikh Badr Bin Khalifa al-Thani refused take up their seats on board Flight 563 from Milan's Linate airport to London Heathrow. Police and Qatari diplomats became involved before the captain told Sheikh Badr's entourage to leave the aircraft. The Qatari royals eventually ended up getting an Alitalia flight to London. They had been on a shopping day-trip to the Italian city. 'Safety instructions' In addition to his three wives,...
  • Milan airport shut by hare plague

    06/17/2007 1:17:59 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 96 replies · 1,847+ views ^ | 06/17/2007 | Mark Duff
    Officials have been forced to suspend flights into an airport in the Italian city of Milan due to a plague of hares. The animals invaded the runways at Milan's Linate Airport - and affected the operation of vital equipment.
  • Italy police hold 10 'Islamists'

    06/07/2007 4:08:15 AM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies · 352+ views
    BBC ^ | 7 June 2007 | BBC
    Italian police have arrested at least 10 suspected Islamist militants who are believed to be linked to the bombings that rocked Algiers in April. The suspects, held in Milan, allegedly provided logistical and financial support for the militants in Algeria. Two blasts killed at least 30 people and injured 160 in Algiers. A group called the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat said it carried out the attacks. It later changed its name to al-Qaeda in the Maghreb. Police said the suspects were also believed to be linked to Islamist activities in Tunisia in January. The Milan suspects are...
  • CureDuchenne Funds Dr. Giulio Cossu’s Adult Stem Cell Study

    05/10/2007 6:22:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 149+ views
    Businesswire ^ | 05.07.07
    CureDuchenne will sponsor a one-year research program that will validate Dr. Giulio Cossu’s stem cell research under GMP (Good Manufacturing Procedures) conditions. Dr. Cossu’s long-term objective is to conduct phase I/II clinical trials in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (“DMD”) pediatric patients with this novel cell therapy protocol based on intra-arterial delivery of donor mesoangioblasts. The immediate objective of Dr. Cossu is to develop a clinical grade protocol that will allow transplantation of patients with mesoangioblasts in a successive clinical trial. During this study, Dr. Cossu will prepare an IMPD, the European equivalent of a US IND (Investigational New Drug Application),...
  • Milan police in Chinatown clash (Chinese rioted in Italy: photo)

    04/14/2007 1:25:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 57 replies · 2,210+ views
    BBC News ^ | 04/13/07 | David Willey
    Milan police in Chinatown clash By David Willey BBC News, Rome The riot broke out after a Chinese woman was given a traffic fine Italian riot police have broken up a violent protest in Milan's Chinatown by scores of Chinese immigrants. About 10 police officers were injured and a similar number of Chinese people received hospital treatment. The trouble began when a Chinese woman was fined for illegally transporting goods in a private vehicle. More than 100 Chinese shopkeepers and members of their families, many waving the national flag, massed in the street claiming racial discrimination. Baton charge During the...
  • Prayers of the Faithful (interesting differences in the Ambrosian Rite)

    03/02/2007 9:16:40 AM PST · by NYer · 1 replies · 290+ views
    Zadok the Roman ^ | February 28, 2007 | Zadok the Roman
    One of my personal bug-bears is the sort of wordy, politically correct prayers of the faithful (bidding prayers) that are frequently inflicted upon the congregation at Mass. The worst seem to come from booklets prepared by liturgists, though the "creativity" of liturgy groups and rogue parish sisters (to say nothing of priests who are trying too hard to be trendy) is not to be underestimated. However, I'm inclined to think that the Italians have it slightly worse in this regard. Whilst not normally as 'politically correct' as equivalent prayers in English, they're normally even more verbose and are written in...
  • Marni: Leggings Are the New Must-Have[The feminization of man continues..]

    01/21/2007 11:38:04 AM PST · by HarmlessLovableFuzzball · 24 replies · 736+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/17/2007 | Godfrey Deeny
    Milan - Now I know there are many out there who will think I have lost it when I write that a key, new must-have for men this coming fall will be a pair of leggings to be worn outside, not just in, the house, but that was the big message at the debut Marni men's runway show this morning in Milan. ADVERTISEMENT Leggings made of microfiber cotton and wool, shown in violet, forest green and Milan fog gray, all of them with stirrup straps, except of course for a couple of them cut above the knee, accompanied half the...