Many Italians are furious at the Italian prime minister, Enrico Letta, for his plan to allow an Islamic center to be built in Venice.
Massimo Bitonci, a senator in the anti-immigration Northern League party, said
Let me send the premier a clear message. We don’t want an Islamic centre in Venice. Letta would do better to concentrate on the economic crisis a instead of thinking about how to favour and spread Islam. …Frankly Venice needs our help in other ways.
…If there really is will and funding to promote new museums let us think of a project to promote Venetian culture and traditions.
Governor of the Veneto region, Luca Zaia, stated that he was “surprised that Letta has money to throw away”.
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