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Berlusconi Faces Muslim Clash
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-4-2008 | Malcolm Moore

Posted on 05/04/2008 6:54:21 PM PDT by blam

Berlusconi faces Muslim clash

By Malcolm Moore in Rome
Last Updated: 11:38PM BST 04/05/2008

Silvio Berlusconi is facing a row with the Muslim world over his plans to appoint a member of the far-Right to his cabinet.

Roberto Calderoli, 52, a senior member of the Northern League, enraged Muslims two years ago during the row over a set of Danish cartoons featuring the Prophet Mohammed. He appeared on television wearing a T-shirt printed with one of the cartoons. The Italian consulate in Libya was set on fire and 11 people died in riots.

Mr Calderoli has also threatened to defile the proposed site of a mosque in Padua by walking a pig over the ground. When Italy beat France in the 2006 World Cup, he said France had "sacrificed its identity by fielding niggers, Muslims and communists".

Despite the controversies, which forced him to resign as a minister for reform in 2006, Mr Calderoli is likely to get another job when Mr Berlusconi picks his cabinet because of the strong results obtained by the Northern League in the general election.

Saif Gaddafi, the son of the Libyan leader, said the appointment would have "catastrophic consequences" for trade between Italy and Libya. Italy is Libya's largest European trading partner, and an importer of Libyan oil.

Franco Frattini, who is likely to become foreign minister, promised that Mr Berlusconi would have a "dialogue" with Islamic countries before cabinet appointments.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: berlusconi; clash; faces; italy; muslim

1 posted on 05/04/2008 6:54:21 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam; Lil'freeper

Ping


2 posted on 05/04/2008 6:56:16 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary use words". ~ St. Francis of Assisi)
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To: blam
'Berlusconi Faces Muslim Clash'

ROCK THE CASBAH! LOL


3 posted on 05/04/2008 6:57:09 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Paul Krugman: Conscience Of A Crapweasel. (For lack of a better tagline at the moment.)
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To: blam
...promised that Mr Berlusconi would have a "dialogue" with Islamic countries before cabinet appointments.

Unbelievable. Getting approval from terrorists before naming a cabinet can not be a good idea.

4 posted on 05/04/2008 6:58:43 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: blam

May God Bless our natural allies, the Italians.

And to hell with the Muslims and their demands.

Until non-muslims in their countries have the same rights as Muslims, they can shove it where the sun don’t shine.


5 posted on 05/04/2008 6:58:46 PM PDT by Spouting Horn (Terrorism is a tactic. The battle's against Shariah and Jihad.)
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To: blam
When Italy beat France in the 2006 World Cup, he said France had "sacrificed its identity

I don't know about that, but Zidane's red card for the Materazzi headbutt didn't help a whole lot.

6 posted on 05/04/2008 7:01:16 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Viking2002
Midnight At The Oasis
(Maria Muldaur)
7 posted on 05/04/2008 7:02:43 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: aposiopetic
But at least Zidane soon made up for it...


8 posted on 05/04/2008 7:04:54 PM PDT by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: blam

Libya? Didn’t that used to be called “Italian North Africa”? Hmmmmmmmmmmm.


9 posted on 05/04/2008 7:05:23 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Et si omnes ego non)
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To: aposiopetic
Zidane Headbutts Materazzi
10 posted on 05/04/2008 7:06:07 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam
The Musli are building a Mosque in Folsom, CA. Somebody recently opened a guard dog training facility next door. If I had the money I would love to open a BBQ rib joint across the street.
11 posted on 05/04/2008 7:12:54 PM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: blam

I used to say this song has the best guitar solo of all time. But then I discovered Larry Carlton. It may be the best, but I’m not certain about it like I used to be.


12 posted on 05/04/2008 7:15:39 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (what is it you hope to find here?)
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To: dfwgator

Maybe their practice time was misspent?


13 posted on 05/04/2008 7:15:39 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: blam

That was indeed a good angle, as advertised.


14 posted on 05/04/2008 7:16:27 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: aposiopetic
"Super Secret" footage of the Italian team practicing for the last World Cup
15 posted on 05/04/2008 7:19:45 PM PDT by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: blam

Oh, that “video” is a hoot. Perfect.


16 posted on 05/04/2008 7:20:04 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (what is it you hope to find here?)
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To: dfwgator

soccer morons.


17 posted on 05/04/2008 7:20:49 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (what is it you hope to find here?)
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To: dfwgator

Thank you. That has made my week. I had no idea of the pedagogical intricacies of the flopping-while-indicating-the-pulling-of-a-(preferably-red)-card technique.


18 posted on 05/04/2008 7:32:02 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: blam

ITALY, Braveheart of the WEST?? Difference is they do not have to pick a fight, they have had one declared against them for some time.


19 posted on 05/04/2008 7:37:12 PM PDT by givemELL
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To: blam
“Roberto Calderoli, 52, a senior member of the Northern League, enraged Muslims two years ago during the row over a set of Danish cartoons featuring the Prophet Mohammed. He appeared on television wearing a T-shirt printed with one of the cartoons. “

I'll give that a balls rating of 10+. LOL

20 posted on 05/04/2008 7:41:31 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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Roberto Calderoli, 52, a senior member of the Northern League, enraged Muslims two years ago during the row over a set of Danish cartoons featuring the Prophet Mohammed. He appeared on television wearing a T-shirt printed with one of the cartoons. The Italian consulate in Libya was set on fire and 11 people died in riots. Mr Calderoli has also threatened to defile the proposed site of a mosque in Padua by walking a pig over the ground.
Gotta like that.
21 posted on 08/31/2008 6:22:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

Semper Roberto!

Semper Italia!

Muslim merde!


22 posted on 08/31/2008 6:28:55 PM PDT by palomonte
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