Muslim Association of the Lictor

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Muslim Association of the Lictor

Associazione Musulmana del Littorio
FounderItalo Balbo
Founded9 January 1939
Dissolved1943
HeadquartersTripoli, Italian Libya
Youth wingArab Lictor Youth
IdeologyItalian Fascism
National affiliationNational Fascist Party
Fascist decorations used by the Muslim Association of the Lictor

The Muslim Association of the Lictor (Italian: Associazione Musulmana del Littorio, AML) was created in 1939 as the Muslim branch of the National Fascist Party of Italy.[1] It was found mainly and largely in Italian Libya.[2] It was dissolved by the Allies during the invasion of Italy in 1943.

History[edit]

The "Associazione mussulmana del Littorio" was founded by the Italian Governor-General in Libya, Italo Balbo, on January 9, 1939.[3]

This "Cittadinanza Italiana Speciale" (Italian Special citizenship) was created for indigenous Libyans only within Libya (they could not migrate to Italy proper with this form of citizenship) that was claimed to have been done as a gesture of gratitude for the military support received by 9000 native Libyans in the Italian conquest of Ethiopia in 1936.[4] Laws were subsequently passed that permitted indigenous Libyans to join the National Fascist Party and in particular the Muslim Association of the Lictor.[5]

The correspondent association of AML for youths in Italian Libya was called Arab Lictor Youth.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Video of the AML creation in 1939
  2. ^ Sarti, Roland. 1974. The Ax Within: Italian Fascism in Action. New York: New Viewpoints. p190.
  3. ^ Munzi, Massimiliano. L'epica del ritorno: archeologia e politica nella Tripolitania italiana. Saggi di storia antica. "L'Erma" di Bretschneider. Roma, 2001
  4. ^ Donati, S."A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861–1950", p. 193
  5. ^ Sarti, p196.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Donati, Sabina A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861–1950. Stanford University Press, Stanford, 2013 ISBN 0804787336 ([1])