The new mosque at Cologne
Cologne’s city council voted late Thursday to allow construction of what will be one of Germany’s largest mosques, a plan vigorously opposed by many residents and Cologne’s Roman Catholic archbishop. The vote clears the way for a Turkish-Islamic group to build a house of worship — with two 177-foot minarets — in the Ehrenfeld district. Its leader said Friday that construction would begin immediately, to be completed by 2010.
Interesting: even if many residents are opposed the huge mosque will be built. Yes, freedom of religion must be protected but why building a so high mosque against “many residents”? Is that democracy?