From Belgium to Greece and Spain to Germany, 2013 is shaping up to be another banner year for the construction of mosques in Europe.
City planners in the Irish capital, Dublin, have given the go-ahead for the construction of a sprawling mega-mosque complex that will cater to Ireland’s burgeoning Muslim population.
A court in southern Spain has acquitted eight Muslims who were accused of resorting to violence to break a ban on Muslim prayers in a cathedral in the city of Córdoba. The church was once the world’s second-biggest mosque and remains the single most powerful symbol of Islam in Spain.
Muslim plans to convert a former Lutheran church in the city of Hamburg into a mosque is generating controversy across Germany.
Authorities in London have rejected a controversial proposal by a radical Islamic group to build one of the largest mosques in the world near the city’s Olympic Stadium.
A radical Islamic group has applied for a permit to build one of the largest mosques in the world in London.
A mosque in Stockholm has received initial approval to begin sounding public prayer calls from its minaret, the first time such permission has ever been granted in Sweden.
The Socialist government in France has inaugurated a new mega-mosque in Paris as a first step towards “progressively building a French Islam.”
The southern Italian island of Sicily is about to become the proud new owner of a multi-million euro mega-mosque.
The French government has enacted a new law prohibiting Muslims from praying in the streets. But on the first day of the ban hundreds of Muslims defied the law by taking over streets and sidewalks in Paris and other French cities to pray.
The Greek Parliament has approved a controversial plan to build a taxpayer-funded mega-mosque in Athens.
The city of Barcelona has agreed to build an official mega-mosque with a capacity for thousands of Muslim worshipers. The new structure would rival the massive Islamic Cultural Center in Madrid, currently the biggest mosque in Spain. The Barcelona mayor’s office says the objective is to increase the visibility of Muslims in Spain, as well […]