Author: Jeff Poole

November 15, 2007

Digging for dirt

In the 1990s Italy was home to a scandal that shook the very foundations of the country’s political and business worlds. An investigation, nicknamed Mani Pulite, or ‘Clean Hands’, uncovered a web of political bribery. In its wake, politicians, businessmen, and Vatican bank officials were arrested,

An interview with Imam Izzeddin Elzir

Originally from Hebron, Palestine, Izzeddin Elzir has been the imam of the Florence and Tuscany Islamic Community since 1991. The Florentine’s intern, Jeff Poole, sat down with Mr. Elzir at the Islamic cultural center on Borgo Allegri to discuss integration, immigration and the future of the Muslim community