A New Mosque in Nantes
Just when you thought the giant mosque of Strasbourg would be the last one for a while, here comes the biggest mosque in Western France - the Assalam de Malakoff mosque and cultural center of Nantes. Islamisation reports:
Saphirnews reports that the "building, topped with a cupola 12 meters in diameter, came into being thanks to the Islamic Association of Western France (AIOF). The mosque will welcome more than a thousand faithful. It is composed of two large prayer rooms, a multipurpose room, a children's area, and offices.
The Abdullah Al Darwish cultural center, linked to the mosque by a gallery, houses classrooms, a library, a media room, a lecture hall and even a travel agency and a restaurant."
This center, a classic element of any mosque (which is not just a place of worship, unlike churches), benefits from 200,000 euros in subsidies from the Socialist mayor of Nantes. Moreover, the AIOF is a member of the UOIF, the ultra-radical Muslim federation that saw six of its preachers forbidden entry to French territory last April because of their calls to murder.
Note: Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault was mayor of Nantes for many years until his ministerial appointment. He was instrumental in promoting and supporting the demands of the Muslims of Nantes.
Note added after publication: I remembered I had posted on the three mosques of Nantes a while back. You may want to review the article here. In 2009, the Malakoff mosque loomed on the horizon.