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German Lutheran leader questions mosque building
Earth Times ^ | October 15, 2007 | Earth Times

Posted on 10/16/2007 9:53:27 PM PDT by americanophile

Berlin - Germany's top Lutheran leader, Wolfgang Huber, questioned Monday why Muslims in the country were mounting "a large- scale mosque-building campaign.""It's a fair question as to how far this meets legitimate religious needs or whether ambitions over and beyond that are involved," said Huber, who is the Lutheran bishop of Berlin.

Speaking at the launch of a book compilation of his newspaper articles, he said more mosques were under construction than all of those currently in existence in Germany.

Huber is chairman of the German Evangelical Church, a federation of Protestant churches.

A Muslim think tank, the Islamic Archive, has said 184 mosques are being planned or under construction in Germany, on top of 159 currently in use. There are also 2,600 prayer halls, most with mosque-style interiors but no minarets or domes.

A Catholic lay leader defended mosque building, saying in an interview published Monday by the newspaper Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung that Muslims had the right to "dignified houses of worship."

Hans Joachim Meyer, chairman of the national committee of German Catholics, cautioned that mosques must fit into a city's architectural style.

Meyer said western values must be defended "without concessions" to Islam but Germans had to respect Muslim traditions such as women wearing headscarves.

"Not so long ago, Catholic women never used to attend church in trousers or with their heads uncovered," Meyer said. Meyer's committee is a federation of German Catholic lay organizations.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany
KEYWORDS: culture; germany; huber; islam; islamicarchive; lutherans; mosque; mosques; muslims; wolfganghuber
...they better do more than just question it over there in Eurabia.
1 posted on 10/16/2007 9:53:30 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile

We look at Germany, France and England and say, “it is really getting bad over in Eurabia” and yet we ignore the same thing happening right here in America.The tide is rising and the only thing this country is concerned about is global warming.


2 posted on 10/16/2007 10:13:19 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: americanophile

We look at Germany, France and England and say, “it is really getting bad over in Eurabia” and yet we ignore the same thing happening right here in America.The tide is rising and the only thing this country is concerned about is global warming.


3 posted on 10/16/2007 10:13:52 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: taxesareforever

I agree, I wish people would wake up!


4 posted on 10/16/2007 10:21:13 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile
a large- scale mosque-building campaign

These mosque could have a future use as reeducation camps when the take over is complete.

5 posted on 10/16/2007 10:27:11 PM PDT by WesternPacific
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