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Submitted by Octavio (Italy), Mar 6, 2007 at 19:01

Magdi Allam is the Egyptian vice-director of the "Corriere della Sera", Italy's leading newspaper. Magdi Allam was born in Egypt from Muslim parents, but studied in a Catholic school, operated by Italian nuns. Later, he moved to Italy, graduated in Rome, and married an Italian.

The "Corriere della Sera" is a secular conservative paper, but the director, Paolo Mieli, is a Jewish person, the vice-director is Muslim and some journalists are staunch Christians.

Allam could be defined as a secular Muslim, or an Italian Muslim. He condemns Islamic violence, but never regretted his Muslim heritage. All biographical info about this character are available in his book: "I love Italy, but do Italians love it"?

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