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    Entries in Gay Mosque (2)

    Wednesday
    Dec052012

    ‘Europe’s First Gay-Friendly Mosque’ Sparks Controversy

    By Ben McPartland, France24.com - December 5, 2012

    The opening of what has been dubbed Europe’s first gay-friendly mosque in Paris has been condemned by some of the city’s Muslim leaders for going “against the spirit of Islam”.

    The new “mosque”, which opened on Friday in a small room inside the house of a Buddhist monk, has smashed a taboo in Islam by welcoming transgender and transsexual Muslims.

    But the prayer room located in the eastern suburbs of Paris is not supported by any formal Muslim institution and many imams in France oppose it. [Read Full Story]

    Friday
    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]

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