Crime and Court news / Society

Muslim Miss Italy contestant threatened

Ahlam El Brinis, an immigrant from Marocco living near Treviso, in North-Eastern Italy, will take part to the pre-final of Miss Italy in Jesolo. Just like most contestants, she is already working as a model, something posing in alluring clothes. She is a non-practicing Muslim, but that was enough to draw insults, criticism and even threats … Continue reading

Economy / Foreign relations / Religion

Italian company threatened for using “sexy” hostesses in Dubai fair

Gielle Industries (see official website) is an Italian producer of fire safety devices. In January it attended a commercial fair in Dubai. Among the personnel staffing its stand there were two hostesses. They were fairly conservatively dressed – a T-shirt and trousers – and the photos of the event show that local notables didn’t mind chatting with … Continue reading

Crime and Court news / History of Italy / Religion

Jewish shops “marked” in Rome

Between July and August an unprecedented wave of antisemitic attacks hit Rome, with shops managed by Jews marked with swastikas, threats and insults. Among the slogans used the following were recorded: “Anna Frank a storyteller”; “Jews, your end is near”; “Every Palestinian is like a companion in arms, same enemy, same barricade”. Under the Popes, … Continue reading