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Florence mayor talks new mosques and veil ban in historic meeting
Florence's 30,000-strong Muslim community will soon have a new place of worship, the city's mayor promised on Tuesday evening.
Dario Nardella spoke about possible locations for the new mosque during a meeting at the city's Islamic Centre; the first time a mayor of the city had visited a place of worship.
He also spoke about workplace bans on Islamic head-coverings and the importance of the Italian constitution at the meeting, which was organized following a historic pact on 'Italian Islam' signed last month. As part of the pledge, the country's Muslim community promised to "reject all forms of violence and terrorism", with prayers in mosques to be held in Italian.
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