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    Nov302012

    Gay-friendly 'Mosque' Opens in Paris

    By Robin Banerji, BCC World Service - November 30, 2012

    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. [Read Full Story]

    Photo by Reuters

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