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"It is not possible to subject our country to a jurisdiction marked by religious radicalism," said Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti on Sunday, stressing that there can be no question of allowing sharia law a foothold in Italy.

"Whoever looks to sharia law must understand that it won't happen in Italy," Minniti told an assembly at the School of Democracy in the northern Italian city of Aosta, adding that "on this question there can be no middle ground since these values are non-negotiable."

The Minister tied the question of Islamic law to that of "women's equality with men," noting that "we are a country that has made enormous strides forward in this matter."


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