The Cross and the Crescent

The Cross and the Crescent The Cross and the Crescent: Tensions flare between the Christian right and Muslim communities in Italy.
A debate rages about displaying the Crucifix in towns and government buildings. Adel Smith, President of the Muslim Union of Italy, believes the symbols of all religions should be displayed, or none at all. The Lega Nord, however, wish to give crucifixes out to the public at the government's expense. Differing uses and interpretations of this archaic symbol are causing friction in Italy's increasingly multicultural society.

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