Tag: mosques

Europe: Mosque Building Shifts into High Gear
By April 5, 2013 Read More →

Europe: Mosque Building Shifts into High Gear

From Belgium to Greece and Spain to Germany, 2013 is shaping up to be another banner year for the construction of mosques in Europe.

Ireland to Build One of Europe’s Largest Mosques
By April 2, 2013 Read More →

Ireland to Build One of Europe’s Largest Mosques

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.

Posted in: Ireland, Islam in Europe
Spain: Ban Remains on Muslim Prayer in Cathedral
By February 14, 2013 Read More →

Spain: Ban Remains on Muslim Prayer in Cathedral

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.

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Spain, Spain
German Church Becomes Mosque
By February 12, 2013 Read More →

German Church Becomes Mosque

Muslim plans to convert a former Lutheran church in the city of Hamburg into a mosque is generating controversy across Germany.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
London Rejects Plan for Mega-Mosque
By December 11, 2012 Read More →

London Rejects Plan for Mega-Mosque

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.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
London’s Mega-Mosque: “Recruiting Ground for Al-Qaeda”
By November 14, 2012 Read More →

London’s Mega-Mosque: “Recruiting Ground for Al-Qaeda”

A radical Islamic group has applied for a permit to build one of the largest mosques in the world in London.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
Sweden: Mosque to Blast Prayer Calls from Minaret
By October 1, 2012 Read More →

Sweden: Mosque to Blast Prayer Calls from Minaret

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.

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Sweden
Mega-Mosques: “Building a French Islam”
By July 20, 2012 Read More →

Mega-Mosques: “Building a French Islam”

The Socialist government in France has inaugurated a new mega-mosque in Paris as a first step towards “progressively building a French Islam.”

Posted in: France, Islam in Europe
Italy’s Mosque Wars
By February 3, 2012 Read More →

Italy’s Mosque Wars

The southern Italian island of Sicily is about to become the proud new owner of a multi-million euro mega-mosque.

Posted in: Islam in Europe
France Bans Muslim Street Prayers
By September 20, 2011 Read More →

France Bans Muslim Street Prayers

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.

Posted in: France, Islam in Europe
Greece to Build First Official Mosque in Athens
By September 12, 2011 Read More →

Greece to Build First Official Mosque in Athens

The Greek Parliament has approved a controversial plan to build a taxpayer-funded mega-mosque in Athens.

Posted in: Greece
Spain Goes on Mosque-Building Spree
By December 30, 2010 Read More →

Spain Goes on Mosque-Building Spree

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 […]

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Spain, Spain