By Theodore Shoebat
Muslims in Cuba, including even Turkey’s Religious Affairs Foundation, pushed the Cuban government to allow for the building of Cuba’s first mosque. The Cuban government turned them down said that there will be no mosque. What is even better about this story, is that when Russia asked Cuba to allow for an Orthodox Church to be in their country, they allowed it, but they did not allow a mosque. Good for Cuba. As we read from one report:
Cuba’s communist government has turned down a plan to open a mosque in the capital Cuba.
Pedro Lazo Torres, the leader of Havana’s Muslim community, revealed that his joint efforts with Turkey’s Religious Affairs Foundation (TDV) to open a mosque in Havana was rejected.
Torres expressed his dismay at the decision, noting that Russia was granted permission to build an Orthodox church in the country but 4,000 Muslims in Cuba still have no official place of worship.
Cuban Muslims have until now had to make do with performing congregational prayers in Torres’s living room.
In April, TDV assistant manager Mustafa Tutkun sought permission to begin work on a mosque, which was to be designed after the famous Ortakoy mosque in Istanbul.
The plan was part of a wider project by the TDV in building mosques for Muslims who live in the Caribbean.
A similar project in Haiti is due to be complete by the end of this year.
Cuba has no mosques, and I hope they keep it that way. If you allow Muslim activities in Cuba, they will use the mosque as an incubator for terrorists.