Original translation by Ava Lon
The Muslim community in France consists of 5 to 7 million people. One thing is certain – in the coming years, this community will grow. Sign of the times: in France, Christian churches are being closed and torn down . Since 2000, 33 such buildings were razed to the ground. In their place, new mosques grow, like mushrooms after the rain. In the mentioned period, a little more than one thousand were built. Is the most secular country in Europe likely to become the largest Muslim country in Europe?
Yesterday, the media showed images of the pacification of the faithful gathered in the Church of St Rita in Paris. Faithful, who defended the temple from demolition. Unfortunately, in the coming years, we might see more of these images. Since 2000 France pulled down 33 Christian churches. Instead, like mushrooms after the rain, mosques are appearing. This is a natural consequence of the fact that there’s fewer and fewer Christians in France. They are being replaced by Muslims, who currently form a community of 5 to 7 million (depending on whether we are talking about official or unofficial data).
Muslim community will undoubtedly grow. There are at least two reasons – the first is their fantastic birthrate. Fertility of Muslim women is much higher than of any other group. The second reason is immigration. Many of the immigrants coming to France believe in Allah. Thus, if there will be more of the followers of Islam in France, why shouldn’t there be more mosques built?
In this context, it is worth quoting the words of Dalil Boubakeur, dean of the Great Mosque of Paris, which at last year’s convention of the Union of Islamic Organizations of France (UOIF) demanded a doubling of the number of mosques in France: – “We have 2,200 mosques, and we have to double their number in two years” – he said during the official speeches. In order to justify his request Boubakeur noted that these 2,200 mosques are not enough for the largest Muslim community in Western Europe. I wonder whether the European Union will be able to somehow subsidize this project?
source: Wprost.pl 4 August 2016
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