Bolzen or Bolsano is a city in South Tyrol and is deeply Catholic, but the gears of political correctness are moving.
(David Berger) According to reports by Italian media, a traditional Christmas tree has been removed from the public part of the Town Hall of the North Italian city of Bolzano prior to a visit by a Muslim delegation to the city. The reason: "The Christmas tree could hurt the feelings of Muslims or insult them."
The incident was made known by the president of the local sports club: He had been allowed to decorate the tree this year and in addition to sporting symbols also used Christian Christmas symbols - in the South Tyrol this is particularly associated with Catholicism as a matter of course.
Just a few days after the Christmas tree was set up, the president of the Sports Veterans' association received a call from the town hall office.
He was instructed to remove the Christmas tree and its decorations because the town hall would soon be visited by a Muslim delegation and "violate their religious feelings or offend them".
Allesandro Urzi, conservative politician in South Tyrol speaks in the face of the incident of a "Barbarization of the general culture" in Italy:
"Respect for any
religious commitment must not be confused with the removal of the traditional symbols on which our society rests. Both believers and unbelievers find in these traditional symbols important elements that make up our identity. "
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