Some 40 members of the anti-immigrant Moviment Patrijotti Maltin gathered outside the Curia in Floriana today to protest against Muslim students being taught Islam in state or Church schools.

MPM officials refused to speak to the Times of Malta ahead of the march, and attempts to ask questions of attendees were generally met with hostility and insults.

The few who agreed to give comments argued that Islam was incompatible with Maltese identity, and that the request for Muslim students to receive religious education in state schools would be an "imposition" on the country's way of life.

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