Domes and Minarets? Not in My Backyard, Say an Increasing Number of Germans

The planned construction of over 180 mosques in Germany is mobilizing right-wing xenophobes but also an increasing number of leftist critics. They fear the Muslim places of worship will facilitate the establishment of a completely parallel society.
Von Jochen Bölsche
Responding to public pressure, architects reduced the size of a controversial mega-mosque planned for the city of Cologne.

Responding to public pressure, architects reduced the size of a controversial mega-mosque planned for the city of Cologne.

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