The National-conservative Brothers of Italy (FdI) led by Giorgia Meloni have introduced a proposal to ban communism using a law that already bans fascism in Italy.
Several members of the FdI, including member of the chamber of deputies and former president of Salerno Edmondo Cirielli, presented a bill to see communism banned in Italy, referencing a 2019 anti-communist and anti-nazi resolution approved by the European Parliament.
Meloni’s party stated that it was “time to equate the Communist regime with the fascist regime,” and that the ban on fascism should simply be extended to encompass communism, including the Soviet, Cuban and Venezuelan models, Il Giornale reports.
The new bill seeks to create provisions to counter groups, movements and political parties “pursuing anti-democratic purposes according to communist totalitarian ideologies or extremist Islamic religious ideologies.”
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