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Yalla Italy! The real challenges of integrating Arabs and Muslims in our country

Publisher’s Introduction

Increasingly large communities of Arabs and Muslims are changing the face of many Italian cities. This phenomenon, combined with the legitimate concerns raised by terrorism of Islamic matrix in public opinion, causes alarm and concern. However, there is a lack of a correct perception of the dynamics underway, which are often trivialised by the media, always on the lookout for sensational stories, but incapable of reporting on the reality in all its articulations. A country in disarray therefore risks losing a precious opportunity, more through its own responsibility than through the arrogance (real or supposed) of others. The challenge of integration cannot be met effectively without harnessing the best energies of the newcomers and the society that welcomes them.

Présentation de l’éditeur

Des communautés d’Arabes et de musulmans de plus en plus nombreuses modifient la physionomie de nombreuses villes italiennes. Ce phénomène, combiné aux inquiétudes légitimes suscitées par le terrorisme de matrice islamique dans l’opinion publique, suscite alarme et préoccupation. Cependant, il manque une perception correcte des dynamiques en cours, souvent banalisées par les médias, toujours à l’affût d’histoires sensationnelles, mais incapables de rendre compte de la réalité dans toutes ses articulations. Un pays désemparé risque donc de perdre une précieuse opportunité, plus par sa propre responsabilité que par l’arrogance (réelle ou supposée) des autres. Le défi de l’intégration ne pourra être relevé efficacement sans valoriser les meilleures énergies des nouveaux arrivants et de la société qui les accueille.

Introduzione dell’editore

Comunità sempre più numerose di arabi e musulmani stanno modificando la fisionomia di molte città italiane. Questo fenomeno, coniugato con le legittime preoccupazioni suscitate dal terrorismo di matrice islamica nell’opinione pubblica, desta allarme e preoccupazione. Manca tuttavia una percezione corretta delle dinamiche in atto, spesso banalizzate dai media sempre a caccia di notizie sensazionali ma incapaci di rendere conto della realtà in tutte le sue complesse articolazioni. Un Paese disorientato rischia così di perdere una preziosa opportunità, più per propria responsabilità che a causa della (vera o presunta) altrui arroganza e prepotenza. La sfida dell’integrazione non sarà efficacemente affrontata senza la valorizzazione delle energie migliori dei nuovi arrivati e della società che li ospita.

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