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Islam in France: Mosque in Strasbourg, Where French Mix With Muslim Neighbors

The Great Mosque of Strasbourg has become a tourist destination, a place for school excursions, and a gathering place for the French to meet their Muslim neighbors, says The Washington Post. Inaugurated on September 27, 2012, the mosque has become a familiar landmark in a city where an estimated 40,000 Muslims reside. According to Said Aalla, who is president of the mosque’s governing council, in addition to serving area Muslims, the availability of the mosque is meant to demystify Muslims and their religion for their non-Muslim neighbors. “From the very beginning, we wanted to be open to the people around us,” he said….

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