Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Mosque gets go-ahead in Cologne

The city authorities in Cologne, a town known mainly for its great cathedral, have given the go-ahead for the construction of a large mosque with two 55 metre high minarets. The construction of the mosque has been very controversial, with one German Holocaust survivor attacking the project as “a demonstration of the power of Islam”. Cologne is home to the main Islamic organisation in Germany and there has in fact been a Muslim house of prayer on the site which is now going to be used for the mosque. German language courses and course in citizenship and integration are to be taught there, and sermons are to be translated. A large demonstration against the project is planned for 19 September. [Die Welt, 29 August 2008]

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