Islam

Putin åpnet gigantmoske i Moskva sammen med Edrogan og Abbas

Russlands president åpnet megamoske sammen med Tyrkia og Palestinas ledere. Moskva har nå to millioner muslimer, og moskeen kan romme 10 000 bedende. Moskvas nye moske Islamske ledere ber om flere moskeer. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been…

Russlands president åpnet megamoske sammen med Tyrkia og Palestinas ledere. Moskva har nå to millioner muslimer, og moskeen kan romme 10 000 bedende.

Moskvas nye moske

Moskvas nye moske

Islamske ledere ber om flere moskeer.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has been joined by the Turkish and Palestinian leaders at the ceremonial opening of the Russian capital’s new main mosque.

An estimated 2 million Muslims now live in Moscow, which has seen an influx of people from the North Caucasus republics of southern Russia, Azerbaijan and the former Soviet states in Central Asia.

The new mosque — built on the site of a smaller, more than 100-year-old mosque destroyed in 2011 — can accommodate 10,000 worshippers, but it is still one of only six mosques in the city. Calls from Muslim religious leaders to build more mosques have met with opposition from city officials and residents.