Seville Mosque Remains Costly Dream

For years, Muslims in Seville have been trying to build a mosque in the southern Spanish city. Although the mosque construction has strong community support, funding remains a major issue. “We need no less than 6 million euros,” said Malik Roueth, a local Muslim community leader. Finding, and subsequently paying for a 6,000-meter piece of land for a mosque that can accommodate 10,000 worshippers has caused the dream to run into several snags. The plan to build such a mosque in Seville has met fierce opposition from some locals; slaughtered pigs heads have been left at the location, and protests have erupted against the dream.

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