Posts Tagged ‘Mosques’

Suggestion that empty French churches become mosques

Friday, June 19th, 2015

France’s top Muslim official says 5000 mosques are needed in that nation, and has suggested converting abandoned Catholic churches. Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Grand Mosque in Paris and the president of the French Council of Muslim Faith, said: “It’s a delicate issue, but why not?” There are currently about 2500 mosques in France with Read more

Australia to have national mosque open day to fight prejudice

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Nine mosques in Australia will open their doors to the public later this month in an effort to help overcome prejudices and misunderstandings. The first national mosque open day, to be held on October 25, will see non-Muslims invited to take tours of mosques and to ask questions of Islamic leaders. It will be followed Read more

Christian churches attacked in Turkish Cyprus

Friday, August 24th, 2012

A total of 120 Christian churches in the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus have been desecrated and transformed into storage facilities, museums or even mosques. The Archbishop of Cyprus, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, says artworks in the Christian churches attacked have been confiscated and sold, and Cyprian Christians have also been assaulted. He said Turkey is trying Read more

France: Catholic churches converted into mosques

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Islamic mosques are being built more often in France than Roman Catholic churches, and there are now more practicing Muslims in the country than practicing Catholics, reports the human rights activist, moderate Muslim and expert investigative reporting group, the Hudson Institute. There are nearly 150 mosques now under construction in France, and by contrast only 20 Read more