Disruption, Threats, and Insults at a Catholic Procession

Country: Italy

Date of incident: May 14, 2015

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



A group of Muslims disrupted a Catholic procession in the Italian municipality of Conselice which was held in honour of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Reportedly seeing the procession as provocation, the group started to threathen and insult Catholics and claimed that the procession offended Islam. Participants were scared and shocked by this aggression.

Source: http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2015/05/14/italy-muslims-disrupt-catholic-procession-with-insults-and-threats/