Skip to comments.Milan hospital replaces crucifix with (statue of) Mary to please Muslims
Posted on 05/09/2007 6:35:16 AM PDT by NYer
Milan - Milan's leading obstetric hospital was replacing its crucifixes with images of the Virgin Mary to avoid offending a growing number of Muslim patients, reports said Wednesday.
'Our wards have become multiethnic. We want to respect all religions and avoid any form of discrimination. That is why we have decided to replace the crucifix with the image of the Madonna, which is also appreciated by Muslim women,' daily La Repubblica quoted Mangiagalli's medical director, Basilio Tiso, as saying Wednesday.
Some 7,000 women give birth at the Mangiagalli each year. Of these, about 30 per cent are foreign immigrants, many of whom are not Catholic.
The head of Milan's Viale Jenner Islamic centre, Abdelhamid Shaari, welcomed the move, saying Mary was a figure that was also revered by Muslims.
'This is certainly a sign of respect for our religion that we greatly appreciate. But a white wall would have been even better. Italy is a secular state and children are angels in any religion,' Shaari told La Repubblica.
The representation of the cross on which Jesus died has become the subject of a heated debate in Italy in recent years as Muslim groups and non-Christians seek its removal from the walls of public buildings.
Although church and state are officially separated in Italy, a 1923 regulation issued during Benito Mussolini's Fascist rule and never repealed states that a symbol of the crucifix should hang in every classroom and courtroom in the country.
Officials at the Mangiagalli hospital plan to replace all crucifixes within the next few months. However, patients will still be able to have a crucifix hanging in their room if they ask for one.
Will the lase Christian leaving Europe please turn off the lights?
Now, imagine you’re a Catholic in a hospital in Saudi Arabia. What would happen if you requested a crucifix be hung in your hospital room? Hmmmm?
they should at least have one with her standing on a CRESCENT moon:
” A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. “ Rev 12:1”
The saudis employ roving bands of beheaders for such a situation.
They’d probably take you outside to be hung and....
It wouldn’t be possible for you to be hung.
Your HEAD would be missing.
“Now, imagine youre a Catholic in a hospital in Saudi Arabia. What would happen if you requested a crucifix be hung in your hospital room? Hmmmm?”
Your severed head would be hung over your bed.
“This is certainly a sign of respect for a religion that we fear.” There I fixed it.
And the beat goes on.
I guess people will stop kowtowing to those people when they lose their heads.
im going to milan in a month...
maybe i should learn how to say my polemics in italian ;-)
As they begin their march towards the acceptance of total Sharia law. Nurses, please cover up head-to-toe before entering the hospital please.
these faciabrute bellarob,nasubeep, islamic bastardo’s need to go back to the desert or else baddabing!
You know, I bet its a fulfillment, in a way, of scripture, when Jesus Christ is the most despised figure in the world.
“The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.” - Jesus
NO, NO, NO! This is insane. They come to us and want us to change for them. NO!
If they visit my house, do I have to take down a crucifix to not offend them? NO! If they don’t like it, tough. Go somewhere else.
If I go to their house will they take down things that I claim offend me? NO!
What about Protestants?
If I was offended by seeing a crucifix, then maybe I should choose another hospital.
If there wasn't another hospital around, then I would just have to put up with seeing the crucifix.
It isn't rocket science.
They’d hang you with a smile.
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