Romanian Muslims cancel grand mosque project

Romanian Muslims’ plan to build a mega mosque in Bucharest, funded in part by the Turkish government, have been canceled due to a lack of funds, Balkan Insight reports. In 2015, the Romanian government signed an agreement with the Turkey to build the largest mosque in southeastern Europe, a facility that would hold 2,000 people. The project also included a library, a Koranic teaching school and recreational facilities. But the Romanian Muftiyat, which represents Muslims in the country, now says project costs are too high and asked for the property on which the mosque was going to be built to be returned to the Romanian government. Out of a total population of 19.5 million, there are only approximately 64,000 Muslims in Romania.

 

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