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“Not In My Name” — Muslims in Italy protest the ‘abuse’ of Islam by attackers in Paris and Mali

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Two girls hold a sign reading “Not in my name” as members of the Milanese Muslim community gather in downtown Milan, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 to protest against violence. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The Associated Press

Hundreds of Muslims living in Italy have demonstrated in Rome and Milan against the “abuse” of Islam by those who carried out the attacks in Paris and Mali.

In Rome, hundreds gathered at the central Piazza Santi Apostoli chanting “no to terrorism” and holding banners reading “Not in My Name.” In Milan about 500 demonstrated in Piazza San Babila with banners reading “Stop Terrorism” and “Terrorism has No Religion.”

Yahya Sergio Yahe Pallavicini, vice president of the Islamic Religious Community of Italy, said in Rome that the demonstrators wanted to show a message of unity “of the healthy and predominant part of Islam in Italy” and distance themselves “clearly and vocally, from any…

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