The Muslim League in Poland is building a modern, three-story mosque near the centre of Warsaw.
The three-story building will have an 18-metre high minaret.
Apart from a prayer room, the centre will consist of a library with a multimedia room, art gallery, restaurant, café and shop. “We will pray there and make Poles aware that Islam is a moderate religion,” says Samir Ismail head of the Muslim League in Poland.
There are about 35-40,000 Muslims in Poland, among them Poles, Tatars, Arabs, Turks, Palestinians and others. Most of them, around 11-13,000 people, live in Warsaw. There are already four mosques in Poland, one of them in Warsaw, built in 1993 and belonging to the Muslim Religion Association.
“We’ve also had plans to build a new mosque in Warsaw,” says Poland’s mufti Tomasz Miskiewicz.
Source: Gazeta Wyborcza
Vakit, 27 February 2010