Skip to comments.Planned Mosque Sparks Controversy in Russia
Posted on 10/21/2010 1:47:58 PM PDT by FromLori
The leaders of Moscow's 1.5 million strong Muslim community say they desperately need more places of worship. But a plan to build a new mosque has run into local opposition which is being fuelled by nationalists calling for a "clean Moscow" without Muslims and foreigners.
Small trees are supposed to be keeping the Muslims out of Tekstilshchiki, a district in south eastern Moscow. A young man sets to work with his shovel, pushing it into the earth with a determined kick. Then he places a seedling into the hole and sprinkles earth over it. Using her watering can, Maria Sotova pours some water onto the seedling. "We want a park here and not a mosque or a church or anything else," says the mother who is here with her six-year-old son. There are about a hundred residents of Tekstilshchiki gathered on this lawn --and they want to prevent the start of construction on an Islamic religious center.
The Moscow media have already christened this patch of green "the Russian Ground Zero" in a reflection of strife over the mosque being built near Ground Zero, the site where the twin towers of the World Trade Center stood in New York before the terror attack of 9/11. The country's largest online newspaper, gazeta.ru, drew parallels with other European controversies surrounding Islam: The burqa ban in France and the immigration debate now raging in Germany. Europeans are frightened of Islam because the religion's values are utterly foreign to them, the article said. "Now we are experiencing something similar in Moscow and St. Petersburg."
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Come on Russia...you know what to do.
Why? In New York City, all they do is throw a little oriental rug onto the sidewalk (aimed just-so) and say their prayers there.
./..already heard the mosque is going someplace else....
Yes lol let them mess around too much in Russia and they won’t get the love they get here :)
I have a feeling it will not be going up any time soon. Putin!
Where can we get some of those trees?
clean Moscow, they have more sense than we do, we need a clean America...back to your hellholes campaign 2010...
Pork firs?, probably an ordinance do not step on trees, plant one evry inch, no muslims allowed...
I don’t know but we sure need something before things really get out of hand did you read the story about the smell of bacon offending muslims in the UK?
“Europeans are frightened of Islam because the religion’s values are utterly foreign to them, the article said. “
After Beslan, can you blame them? The ‘foreign values” include butchering children and ‘unbelievers.’ This isn’t about some quirky dress or odd symbol, this is about butchery, plain and simple. The Muslim religion orders one form of butchery, from mutilation to murder for one offense after another.
The leaders of Moscow's 1.5 million strong Muslim community say they desperately need more places of worship.Try Saudi Arabia -- nothin' but empty land in every direction except for the seas, which unfortunately are salt water.
saudi A-rapia is a perfect place for them.
koranimals...migrate back to hell.