Immigrants living near the mosque in the northern Italian town of Sesto Calende will be able to attend a citizenship course every Tuesday night to learn about Italian history, the principals of the Italian constitution, and labor laws in the country. The project is a pilot experience part of a wider project known as Open City which is being promoted by the Italian Recreational and Cultural Association of Milan. The imam of the mosque is expected to participate in the course along with members of the Islamic association and community. The point of the school is nothing other than to inform the immigrants of the fundamental institutions, ethics and laws of the society that is hosting them, with the hope that this will help familiarize them with the concept of a society that is Western, secular and plural,” said Suleiman La Spina, a mosque representative.

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