Well, the Italians are at it again, but this time - THEY GO TO FAR!
No to the mosques...I can understand that. No to the halal food in schools, completely, I can understand that. No to the provocative prayer meetings in front of St. Peter's.....def.in.ite.ly!
But to ban the kebab? Silly. Do you wish to be likened to the *gulp* Nancygirls of France?
From the article:
Davide Boni, a councillor in Milan for the Northern League, which also opposes the building of mosques in Italian cities, said that kebab shop owners were prepared to work long hours, which was unfair competition.Oh dear, say it isn't so.....maybe they have, already! Merde.
Now what if, in America, the Greatest Satan on Earth, they were to all but ban the importation of that foul cheese, Roquefort? Oh, wait...never mind.
But the hardest working restaurateurs in all Hero Township are the Italians....and the Chinese....and the Japanese.....and the Indians. In fact, the only places which keep banking hours are the American joints! The elegant 250 year old restaurant on Main and State Street are closed by 9 pm. The crappiest dive only serves til 2 pm! Seriously! My favorite diner closes at
8 pm! Yes, and all of it is American cuisine. Yes, the guys who really work hard, whose food is exotically delicious are the foreigners...the immigrants. If Italy has a problem with immigrants, it isn't the kebabalists' faults. The immigrants may not like eating the very things you take for granted. Spine up and pick a more worthy fight.