Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

marmar

(76,882 posts)
Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:07 AM Dec 2012

Gay-friendly mosque to open in Paris


(BBC) A prayer room described as Europe's first gay-friendly mosque is opening on the outskirts of Paris.

The new centre is run by Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, a gay Islamic scholar, married to a gay man, and the founder of Homosexual Muslims of France.

Mr Zahed regularly attends the Grand Mosque in Paris, but says he wants to create a more "inclusive" place for gay, lesbian and transgender Muslims.

He says many of them felt uncomfortable praying in established mosques. ....................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20547335



2 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Gay-friendly mosque to open in Paris (Original Post) marmar Dec 2012 OP
... xchrom Dec 2012 #1
K&R !!! n/t RKP5637 Dec 2012 #2
Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Gay-friendly mosque to op...