Milan: Mosque fights drugs

A mosque on the northern outskirts of the Italian city of Milan is taking the lead in a new initiative to fight drugs.

The mosque, in Sesto San Giovanni, is holding on Friday a seminar entitled 'Together with young people against drugs', in collaboration with the region's United Nations office and the local council.

The conference is aimed at volunteers from local Islamic communities and others who follow issues affecting young people in other Italian cities, particularly those with high immigration.

The speakers are international experts on the prevention and fight against drugs.

"This initiative is related to the social activities that the Islamic centre organises and is not only directed at Muslims but everyone," event organiser, Ibrahim Chabani, told Adnkronos International (AKI).

"We have seized this opportunity to hold this course with experts that are cultural mediators that have settled in well in our community."

The mayor of Sesto San Giovanni, Giorgio Oldrini, Milan's deputy police commissioner Paola Morsiani and Dubai police chief Mansoor Y. Al Gargawi will take part in the event.

Source: AKI (English)

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