By Theodore Shoebat
The Western world is becoming more and more godless, and because of this, tons of churches are closing down throughout. Now, a major Muslim leader in France, named Dalil Boubakeur, wants to take the closed down churches in France, and transform them into mosques. I did a whole video on this:
According to the report:
A prominent Muslim leader in France has suggested that thousands of the country’s abandoned Catholic churches should be turned into mosques to accommodate the growing French Muslim population, which is the largest Muslim population in Europe.
In a Monday interview with France’s Europe 1 radio, Dalil Boubakeur, the president of the French Council of Muslim Faith and rector of the Grand Mosque in Paris, explained that there are only 2,500 mosques in France, with another 300 under construction, which falls short of being able to serve the nation’s estimated 5 million Muslims.
Boubakeur asserted that at least 5,000 mosques are needed in order to comfortably serve the French Muslim community and advised that converting some of the nation’s emptied churches could be a viable option.
“It’s a delicate issue, but why not?” Boubakeur said.
The International Business Times reports that research conducted by the French Institute of Public Opinion in 2012 found that Catholics make up 64 percent of France’s population but only 4.5 percent of French Catholics regularly attend church services. In the last decade, about 60 Catholic churches have closed.
As an example, Boubakeur cited how a church in Clermont-Ferrand, which had been abandoned for over 30 years, was converted into a mosque in 2012 and the transition, he said, was welcomed by the local religious community.
In April, Boubakeur called for the doubling in the number of mosques in France. His call for Muslims to have more places of worship has also been deemed “legitimate” by French Christian leaders.