A motion to name a street in Rome after veteran journalist Oriana Fallaci was rejected on Tuesday, after local raised concerned over statements she had made in the past regarding Muslims.

Both the Democratic Party (PD) and the Left Ecology Freedom (Sel) opposed naming a street after Fallaci, who had written in the past that "the Muslim world is attempting to conquer the West in the name of Islam."

In the same way, the motion explained, "ISIS has already declared its will to conquer Rome in the name of Islam."

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