Good for Italy for standing up to the Muslims. Likewise, it is fitting that Muslims should pray in front of the Coliseum. After all, it was a place where many Christians were martyred out of hatred for Christ, and how more fitting that Muslims, whose religion hates Christ, should make their disrespectful petitions as close as possible to the place where Christians were martyred:
An imam led the group in chants of ‘Allah Akbar’ which means ‘God is great,’ as they kneeled to the ground facing the Colosseum. The protest was organized by a Bangladeshi group, Dhuumcatu, which has complained that smaller or more informal mosques in Rome have been branded illegal by authorities for building violations.
At least 1.6 million Muslims live in the country but there are only a handful of mosques officially registered with the Italian government. Most worship takes place in houses and Islamic cultural centres.
But, Italy’s Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said in August that ‘mini mosques in garages’ should not be allowed as it makes them difficult to monitor, possibly raising the risk of radicalisation. The Dhuumcatu Association, said police had closed three improvised mosques in Rome in last few months.
Sikdir Bulbul, 41, is an Italian citizen who has lived in Rome for 16 years. He said the mosque he helped establish in 2012 was shut down in September. He added: ‘Friday prayer is very important to us so today we have come to the Colosseum. Otherwise where else can we pray?’
The Colosseum has great significance in the largely Catholic country. It is generally regarded by Christians as a site of the martyrdom of believers during the Roman Empire’s persecution of the religion.
A cross now stands outside the building inscribed with the words: ‘The amphitheater, one consecrated to triumphs, entertainments, and the impious worship of pagan gods, is now dedicated to the sufferings of the martyrs purified from impious superstitions’. (source)
Muslims know darn well they can pray anywhere. This is clear as the sky on a sunny day. They chose to pray in front of the coliseum because of its significance to the martyrdom of Christians, and not that they are against it, but that they support it. Mark my words, if these people had the opportunity to do what the pagan Romans did to the Christians, they would as soon as it was advantageous to them.
You will never have peace with Muslims in society because Islam does not want it. The only peace that you will have is a hudna– a temporary armistice whose sole purpose is to stop the assault against the Muslims so they can reconstitute themselves, only to wage an attack later. There is never any peace in Islam- there is conquest or submission, but no peace.
Do not be fooled by these pleas for “religious tolerance.” Islam does not tolerate anything except Islam. It is simply a front to get themselves deeper into Italy with the intentions of making conquest later. This was nothing less than an attempted show of force, and kudos to the Italian government for shutting down the mosques and so far not backing down in the face of Muslim complaints.