Melilla Designates Eid el-Kebir an Official Public Holiday

World Bulletin reports that Melilla, a Spanish enclave in Northern Morocco, has approved Eid el-Kebir an official public holiday. This is the first time a non-Catholic feast will officially be designated a public holiday since the Reconquista of 1492.

Melilla has about 40,000 Muslims, slightly more than half the population. To date the city had nine Catholic religious holidays, but no Muslim, according to El Pais. Melilla will officially celebrate the Eid on November 17, 2010.

German Muslims to revive “Open Day Mosques”

Muslims Coordination Council is now planning to introduce Islamic teachings in German schools after approval by the German government to teach Islam in schools by German speakers and teachers. The Muslims Coordination Council . The spokesman also noted that the 12th open mosques day will be conducted under the slogan “mosques, places for worship and peace.” The council is now planning to introduce Islamic teachings in German schools after approval by the German government to teach Islam in schools by German speakers and teachers.

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