Lorca’s Town Council cedes a plot of land to the local Muslim community for building a new mosque

The Official Bulletin of the Autonomous Region of Murcia (p. 12542) publishes that Lorca’s Town Council has ceded a plot of land to the local Muslim community for building a new mosque. The mosque will be located at Tiata (an outlying district of the town). The Muslim community in Lorca has seen several of its former prayer halls closed after complaints presented by the neighbours. In 2007, following the closure of one of these prayer halls the community started to pray outdoors as a public protest, to which the City Hall answered with a permit to pray in a premise of public property.
La Verdad de Murcia, March 12, 2010