To launch it, Hamza Roberto Piccardo, who with great dedication has been put to work on the idea of the Constituent Assembly, which should be voted on line (in the spring) with the aim of giving to the Muslims, “regardless of case law, ideological and obedience “, a” democratic representation that can interact with the institutions, the media and the whole of civil society. ” “In a few weeks – said the imam – we will write a policy paper, we hope to put online the Web Platform and propose the general rules for access to vote.” Significantly, the idea, “in the long barrel”, has been launched on the very day in which some Muslims have participated or attended religious services in Catholic churches as a sign of peace after the barbaric killing of Father Jacques Hamel in Rouen. David Picard, son of Hamza is the coordinator of the Milanese mosques belonging to Cain. And share the sympathy for the president turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “Back largest Muslim nation,” said Hamza. But that of senior Piccardo is a central figure in Islam’s roots in Italy. Today benchmark Ligurian mosques, is known as a tireless promoter of cultural, publishing and community initiatives in the world of mosques in our house. Author of a (controversial) translation of the Koran, is among the leaders of the European Muslim Network, and did the honors when in Milan, on the eve of the elections, has been invited Tariq Ramadan, ‘star’ charismatic of European Muslims, many considered the emblem of an ambiguous Islam and two-faced. Piccardo, especially, was among the founders Ucoii, and the board of the Union of Islamic Communities has returned to sit in 2010. Today obviously some reason for dissent has led him to make this tear.
The Constituent Assembly, then. Ucoii another, in the minimalist. An organization able to overcome the historical lack of organized Islamic hierarchies. This could be, therefore, a sort of “union” of the Islamic centers, able to negotiate with the Italian State decisive matches: any funding (such as 8 per thousand, invoked by many, not only Muslims) or regulation imams, or the presence in prisons, exposed nerve of proselytizing. The ambition to found a great union of Italian mosques, however, would arise accompanied by predictable coldness of other organizations already have in turn leading, venues, local contacts. Someone already objected that it would be all to clarify the legitimacy of this Constituent Assembly. It would especially be clarified and trace the path of the funds might be used to fund such an operation.
Another reading is instead suggested by the chosen name, which evokes the constituent phase of the Italian Republic after the war. We would be the creation of a subject that is more of an association of mosques. We are talking of general representation, policy. Piccardo, on the other hand, speaks of “a constituent instrument, the Italian Islamic Community, in its social, cultural and legal components and spiritual guidance.” And a model in mind he has. A kind of movement 5 stars? “The model is interesting and innovative – admits – and responds to the needs of those who have no money or desire to lavish in the party organization.”