In Berlin, Yet Another Mosque Controversy

It was to become a meeting place, where Muslims and non-Muslims could come together. Inssan, a German Muslim organisation, applied for a building permit in Neuk_lln for a large site with a mosque, seminar areas, a youth club and a women’s centre. However, the district administration opposes the project, citing Inssan’s possible connection with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is officially seen in Germany as an organisation that misuses Islam to further its own political ends. Inssan, in contrast, repeatedly emphasises its commitment to an open, German-speaking Islam and for social toleration. To exemplify this, representative Chaban Salih refers to their current campaign against forced marriages.