HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition against the construction of a mosque near the Tower of Pisa meaning a referendum will decide whether the religious building will be built.
Yesterday, 1,800 signatures were collected against the Islamic place of worship – the number needed for a vote to take place.
Italian journalist and politician Magdi Allam called the referendum “the Italian revolution” and he said Pisans did not expect to get 1,800 signatures.
Vice-chairman of the committee against the construction of the new mosque, Gianluca Gambini, said: “And we will not stop here – because we expect to get to a higher number of signatures, at least two thousand, to avoid problems with the council.
“This morning we will go back to Pisa’s market, so people who have not yet signed up can do it.
“We want to thank everyone who helped us especially the newspaper Il Giornale and its reporters, who believed in this battle. Magdi Allam, for example, held a successful debate last Sunday that encouraged more people to sign.
Full article: ‘Italian Revolution’ OUTRAGE at plans for mosque next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Express)