Italy’s War on Christmas 2007 Has Begun

Though Christmas is months away, the traditional celebration of the birth of Christ in Italian school districts has become a raging controversy. Parents of pupils at the Casa del Bosco nursery school in the multi-ethnic Oltrisarco district of Bolzano have been informed that at the school’s Christmas concert, the students will not be permitted to sing “Tu scendi dalle stelle” [From Starry Skies Thou Comest].

The school’s teachers single-handedly made the decision to eliminate the carol to placate Muslim and other foreign born children, though they celebrate Chinese New Years and “learn about the significance of Ramadan.”

The Italian newspaper Corriere Della Serra got it right, calling the move sublimating Christianity a “sacrifice” of the “baby Jesus on the altar of multiculturalism.”

The town’s Mayor Luigi Spagnolli called the matter “complete nonsense” and even the local Imam Breigeche Abulkeheir, said in an interview with Corriere Della Serra that “the figure of Jesus is holy for those who believe in the Koran, too.”

One thought on “Italy’s War on Christmas 2007 Has Begun

  • May 15, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    I just don’t understand. If I moved to Mecca I might bring my own cultural experiece for MY pleasure but not impose it on the Muslim world. Why do these people come to Italy, the ‘Mecca’ of the Catholic Church, and insist on changing the culture? We Christians are being persucuted in our own homeland by vistors we welcomed with Christian brotherhood. Shame on the selfish and ungracious ‘visitors!’

    Why did they leave their homeland, expressly to ruin mine?

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