(Tablet) Turn France’s empty churches into much-needed mosques, says Muslim leader

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The rector of the Paris Grand Mosque has sparked uproar by suggesting that disused churches could be turned into mosques. Dalil Boubakeur, who recently said France needed double the 2,000 or so mosques it now has, said on French radio this was a sensitive question but he thought it could be done.

“We have the same God ... I think that Muslims and Christians can coexist and live together,” he said in a radio interview.

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Posted June 25, 2015 at 7:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. David Keller wrote:

Correction—We don’t have the same God.

June 25, 3:35 pm | [comment link]
2. upnorfjoel wrote:

You would think that the rector of this mosque would have enough theological education, even on other religions, to know that we don’t have the same God.

June 26, 11:18 pm | [comment link]
3. Katherine wrote:

Imams don’t have “theological” education.  They have knowledge of the Qur’an and of Islamic jurisprudence.  Since these teach incorrect things about Christian belief, they do not understand it at all.

June 26, 11:26 pm | [comment link]
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