The Union of Islamic Communities and Organizations in Italy (UCOII), Italy’s umbrella Muslim group, released a statement stating that most Muslims in the country are not involved I subversive activities. “UCOII would like to reassure the community that the great majority of Muslims are not involved in any activities that are subversive and against public order and national security” said the organization’s president Nour Dachan. The statement was released in response to recent news stories about police reports on the identification of some mosques as potentially dangerous. Dachan stated that loyalty to respect for law and country are among the absolute priorities of Italian Muslims.

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