Author: Andrea Pin

Abstract

This Chapter reflects on the current treatment of Islam and on discriminatory practices that target Muslims in Italy. It focuses on the presence of Islam in the country, on its social perception and on its legal regime, and it contrasts the treatment of Islam with how the State and society have interacted with other religious denominations. It traces the birth and the development of the Muslim community in Italy, provides the constitutional framework within which Islam finds its place, and breaks down the policies of religious freedom for Muslims.

In: State, Religion and Muslims