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‘Allahu Akbar’ prayers for Muslim victims of Italy bridge collapse tragedy

GENOA: Chants of "Allahu akbar" rang out Saturday at a solemn Catholic state funeral in the Italian city of Genoa for the victims of a bridge collapse, who included two Albanian Muslims. They were among at least 38 people to have died in Tuesday's tragedy. An imam was invited to the ceremony, a particularly poignant move in a staunchly Catholic country, where the far-right is now in power and which has seen a rise in the number of attacks against foreigners and Muslims. He led several minutes of silent prayers --…