Mosque in Rome is Largest in Europe, why are there unauthorized mosques?

December 19, 2013

 

“For years we have denounced unauthorized mosques like those reported and discovered by residents of the Esquiline Bixio street. Unfortunately, there are not enough controls on unauthorized Islamic centers of worship in Italy.”

In a statement, the president of the ACMID (Association of Moroccan Women in Italy), Souad Sbai  continued  “I do not think that a Muslim should feel discriminated against by the lack of suitable places to worship. In Rome, there is the largest mosque in Europe, able to host more than 25 thousand people, and today, less than 400 faithful go there for Friday Prayer.”

According to the Association president, “surely it is important to protect those who profess their faith in a peaceful manner. However, clandestine mosques can hide centers of Islamist recruitment, especially at present, in which we are witnessing an advance of jihadist groups. Italy must remain vigilant and work to close unauthorized mosques.”

 

AgenParl: http://www.agenparl.it/articoli/news/politica/20131219-islam-sbai-acmid-a-roma-moschea-piu-grande-d-europa-chiudere-quelle-fai-da-te