Constitution and Ramadan: Let’s be clear about the roles


By Souad Sbai

Institutions are neither called nor required to ” settle ” issues related to worship activities, as in the case of Ramadan. But we can see the indifference to the infiltration carried out by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Following the independent character that has always characterized my work in the political and cultural field and in civil society, I think it is necessary to reveal how the kind of “inclusive secularism” invoked by the director of Avvenire in the response he gave to my observations does not seem to agree happily, above all, with the principles.

His “inclusive secularism” implies that institutions must “regulate the forms of expression of an inherent human need such as that of practicing together and publicly their religious faith”, according to the sociologist Ambrosini’s theory disclosed by Avvenire.

On the other hand, the Constitution clearly leaves Islam and all religions in Italy, apart from the Catholic one, the “right to organize themselves according to their own statutes” (Art. 8) and “in any form, individual or associated, […] in private or in public “(Art.19).

It follows that the institutions are neither called nor obliged to “regulate” matters related to religious activities, as in the case of Ramadan. Therefore, in a context in which the freedom to celebrate Ramadan is fully guaranteed, the “modalities” with which each individual coming from the Muslim tradition and culture, whether believer or non-believer, decides to live the holy month of Ramadan is still a “private” fact and not a fact of public relevance.

The institutions are rather forced and called by the Constitution to verify that the “methods” that allow the exercise of religious freedom “do not come into conflict with the Italian legal system” (Article 8).

In this sense, with increasing concern, I continue to note the existence of different forms of indifference or self-censorship towards the propagation – due to the lack of prevention – of the fundamentalism carried out by the Muslim Brotherhood within the Islamic communities throughout the Italian territory.

After the publication of “Qatar Papers” – if we really want to overcome “the hateful practice and propaganda carried out by religious extremism-” the media and the press can no longer ignore the ambitions that pushed Qatar to finance throughout Europe the construction of mosques and the opening of cultural centers entrusted to associations and militants linked, more or less visibly, to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The mistake of promoting and legitimizing the UCOII can not continue to be continued, making it pass as “one of the associations that try to organize a very fragmented Islamic presence”, according to the definition made by the sociologist Ambrosini.

“Qatar Papers”, in fact, offers irrefutable evidence of the 50 million euros coming from Doha, of which the UCOII was beneficiary in the two-year period 2013-2014, reporting the original contents of the propaganda material disseminated from north to south, from Bergamo to Catania, where the intention to proselytize is well emphasized.

The question is not to “remove” the Muslims in Italy but to prevent the Muslim Brotherhood from being excluded from the sacrosanct “inclusive secularism”, especially considering that the Muslim Brotherhood exploits secularism to promote its agenda even “publicly”, without worrying about the faithful, the “right to worthy places of worship” and the ” duty ” to organize places of worship “in the light of the sun”.

Did Qatari 50 million euros aim to solve the problem represented by the do-it-yourself mosques, source of radicalization and terrorism?.


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