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Frankrikes fremste muslimske leder, Dalil Boubakeur, foreslo mandag at tomme eller ubrukte katolske kirker overlates til muslimene og omgjøres til moskeer. Han anslo at Frankrike trengte å doble antallet fra 2.500 til 5.000 moskeer.

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“It’s a delicate issue, but why not?” Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Grand Mosque in Paris and the president of the French Council of Muslim Faith, told Europe 1 radio on Monday.

There are currently about 2,500 mosques in France with another 300 under construction, but the number falls short of what is needed, he said. With roughly 5 million Muslims in France, at least 5,000 mosques are needed, Boubakeur said.

Det er ikke første gang Boubakeur har foreslått noe slikt. Han sa det samme i april og kirken sa den forsto hans ønsker.

Muslims should, like Christians and Jews, be able to practice their religion,” Monseigneur Ribadeau-Dumas, spokesperson for the Bishops’ Conference of France, told French radio station Europe 1.

Men Front National har sterke innvendinger. Partiet vil vite hvor pengene kommer fra, og hva som sies i moskeene. Begge deler er høyst tvilsomt ifølge FN.

In April, Florian Philippot, its vice-president, argued France doesn’t need more, because “100 percent of places of radicalization are mosques.”

The party’s leader Marine Le Pen called to stop the construction of new mosques in March.

We must today freeze the construction of new mosques while we verify the origin of their financing,” she said in an interview to France 24.

Vel så interessant var et møte i Paris mandag mellom regjeringen ledet av statsminister Manuel Valls og 150 muslimske representanter. Her sa Valls at det ikke finnes noen forbindelse mellom fenomener som IS og islam.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls stressed there was no link between extremism and Islam.

«We must say all of this is not Islam,» he said. «The hate speech, anti-Semitism that hides behind anti-Zionism and hate for Israel… the self-proclaimed imams in our neighborhoods and our prisons who are promoting violence and terrorism…

«Islam still provokes misunderstandings, prejudices, and is rejected by some citizens,» he added. «Yet Islam is here to stay in France. It’s the second largest religious group in our country.»

The first conference between the government and Muslim community leaders comes five months after the Charlie Hebdo and kosher store jihadist attacks in Paris that killed 17 people.

The terrorists responsible for the attacks «belong to a different world than we do,» said Boubakeur, speaking at the conference.

Her synes regjeringen og muslimske ledere å være enige om at IS og tilsvarende ikke har noe med islam å gjøre. At Boubakeur ser seg tjent med en slik benektelse er forståelig, at Valls, som skal sørge for sikkerheten, gjør det samme, er ubegripelig. Han binder myndighetene på hender og føtter, og setter skranker for anti-terrorarbeid som kan bli umulig å overholde. Erfaringen sier noe annet.

 

http://rt.com/news/267358-churches-france-turn-mosques/