Are there plans to build a mosque in Poland?

Are there plans to build a mosque in Poland?

Plans by Poland's minuscule Muslim minority to create a place of worship and an Islamic cultural center are being met with hostility, indicating that Islamophobia is expanding eastward to the strongly Catholic European Union member.

The controversy over the new mosque in the eastern city of Wroclaw has exposed growing tensions between Poland's 3 million Muslims and most of its 320,000 Catholics.

The proposal for the mosque was made last year by the small Islamic community which has been given legal status as a "cultural association". Plans call for it to be built near where Wroclaw's main train station stands on land donated by a local businessman.

Wroclaw is one of Poland's more liberal cities with a large university population. But it's also seen itself as a hub for industry, and has many large companies such as Volvo and Kia Motors who employ thousands of people.

Islamophobia is rising in Europe. In February, French authorities prevented Alain Bhagé, head of the Council for the Development of Islam in France, from entering the country to attend a conference about religious freedom. He had been due to give a speech at the University of Paris 8th Circuit Court, but was denied entry at the airport.

How many mosques are there in Poland?

Abstract In Poland, there are three purpose-built mosques, with a fourth under development. However, due to generally accommodating rules for religious minorities, particularly the Muslim religion, many more structures of this type existed in Poland in the past. Today, only two functioning mosques remain.

Poland is an Orthodox Christian country with large numbers of Catholics and Jews also living within its borders. According to the 2011 census, about 15 percent of the population was made up of Muslims, mostly living in the western part of the country. In fact, according to some estimates, as much as 5% of all Poles may be Muslim.

The first mosque built in Europe was in 1683 in the city of Szczecin on the Baltic Sea coast. It was followed by another in Warsaw in 1703. There are now three mosques in Poland. One is located in Warsaw and the other two are in Białystok.

In recent years, there has been discussion in Poland about allowing construction of new mosques. In 2016, the government approved a plan to allow for construction of up to 40 mosques over the next decade.

There are currently only about 150,000 Muslims in Poland, but some experts estimate that this number could reach 1 million by 2030.

Does Poland allow Muslims into their country?

The first large non-Tatar Muslim communities came in Poland in the 1970s, albeit they now constitute a relatively tiny minority. In Poland nowadays, Muslims make up less than 0.1 percent of the population. Sunni Muslims constitute the vast majority of Muslims in Poland. There are about 10,000 Polish citizens who are registered as Muslims.

Poland allows religious freedom for its citizens. Thus, it is possible to be a Muslim and live in Poland peacefully with other religions by registering with the local authorities as having another religion, such as Christianizing one's name or changing your house of worship. However, registration does not necessarily lead to being accepted by the community members as part of theirs. There have been cases when people have been rejected by others after registering as Muslim.

In recent years, Poland has seen an increase in anti-Muslim sentiment. This has led some Muslims to ask if they should register as Christians instead. However, there is no evidence that this is something done by many Muslims. Rather, it appears to be a reaction to anti-Muslim sentiments among some Poles.

There have also been cases where Muslims have been attacked because of their faith. In October 2016, a young man was killed and two others were injured in a knife attack in Warsaw believed to be motivated by racism against Muslims. In November 2018, a fire at a mosque in Poznan left 15 people injured.

Does Athens have a mosque?

"Athens Mosque" is a mosque project in Athens' Votanikos neighborhood. Increased Muslim immigration in recent decades has made the issue more pressing—about 200,000 Muslims live in the Athens region, many of whom are Pakistani and Albanian—but there was no formal mosque structure until recently. The plan to build one was first announced in 2008.

Muslims pray five times per day, attending congregational prayers at major events such as births, marriages, and deaths. Most mosques have a small library where Muslims can study Islam's holy book, the Qur'an. Many also have a cemetery attached to protect the dead from harm and provide food for those who eat meat.

Although Muslims make up only about 1% of Greece's 92 million people, some politicians have expressed concern that building a mosque would encourage other religious groups to seek official recognition from the government. In October 2015, Greek authorities denied permission for the construction of the mosque due to concerns that it could lead to more churches being built in order to meet religious requirements. However, the project's developers said they would continue fighting the decision.

In August 2016, Greek officials approved plans for the construction of the mosque after previous attempts had failed. The $1.5 million project will be funded by private donations. It is expected to be completed in late 2017 or early 2018.

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