Locals and Tourists were rightfully puzzled when they witnessed a huge crowd of Muslims display their might in numbers as they prayed in the middle of the streets, the heart of Rome, facing the Colosseum.
They demanded the right to build more Mosques, stop the closure of makeshift prayer rooms in rented buildings as well as more political and religious influence. The prayer of the Imam resounded through the ancient Roman architecture as they praised Allah for their protest on Saturday.
There are at least 1.6 million Muslims in Italy and while there is a Great Mosque of Rome, there are only a small number of government-registered mosques. Most Muslims worship in homes, Islamic “cultural centers” or as one official put it, “mini mosques in garages.”
Muslim leaders claim police have shut down three such improvised mosques in recent months. “We are fed up with the criminalization of our places of worship,” they said on a website.
In addition the the hundreds of thousands of Muslims already living in in the country, Italy currently “rescues” tens of thousands of young Muslim African men per week.
The so-called rescue looks more like an all-inclusive shuttle-service, as the African men deliberately sink their own boats a few miles from their own coast, only to be picked up by the Italian coast guard and transported hundreds of miles to Italy to receive welfare and housing under a false asylum claim.
The pope himself made a telling statement when he washed and kissed the feet of African illegal immigrant males back in March, telling them they’re welcome in even greater numbers. In recent comments he said that Muslim Africans will fix the demographic crisis of the West as women in Italy don’t have enough children. Mixing up the cultures and getting fresh, new males into the country to increase the birthrate is a good thing for Europe, so he says.
For over a thousand years Italy was a bulwark against Muslim invasion and pilgrimage, with millions losing their lives in battle against the relentless onslaught of Muslim invaders.
Welcoming hundreds of thousands of male Muslims with open arms, housing and feeding them and having the head of the Catholic church kiss their feet is an arguably new approach of the church to deal with Muslims in their prime-time fighting age.