Rome Grand Mosque's Islamic Cultural Centre has boycotted a meeting being organised by several radical mosques from northern Italy, in a move welcomed by Moroccan immigrants in the country.

"I welcome the decision...moderate Muslims are now more than ever before showing their determination not to comprise with extremists," said centre-right MP for the ruling People of Freedom party, Souad Sbai.

Sbai praised Rome Grand Mosque's director, Abdellah Redouane. " He is ranked among the principal figures representing moderate Islam," she said.

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