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Joachim Veliocas
Joachim Veliocas

New mosque for the Muslim Brotherhood in Mée-sur-Seine

Thursday 19/September/2019 - 01:01 PM

The elected officials of the Mée-sur-Seine have approved the establishment of a church and a mosque in Mée-sur-Seine.

These projects are part of the new local urban plan with EEBM and UMM in Mée-sur-Seine. The elected representatives of the region voted unanimously to set up two religious buildings for two communities; the Evangelical Church worship association Baptist of Melun (EEBM) and the Union of Muslims of the Mea (UMM).

The communities cannot, of course, participate in financing the buildings; so the provision of an emphyteutic lease is part of the derogations from the 1905 Law of Separation of Church and State. Both leases by the municipality longed for a period of 99 years for one euro. Only the two parties should respect the rules.

It is worth mentioning that among the members of the Islamic Union in the city is Ahmed Jaballah the president of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in France 2011-2013.

Based on the above, Jaballah is the responsible for inviting Youssef Qaradawi and Safwat Hijazi to attend the organization's annual conference in 2012.

Noureddine Awassat, an advocate for the Union in December 2018, who supports the Muslim Brotherhood, is a strong opponent of the 2004 law banning headscarves in schools.

On March 5, 2015, he was angry at the cover of Le Point magazine, in which the newspaper pointed out in its investigation the unstable situation of Copts in Egypt.

The magazine confirmed that 80 churches were attacked by the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists after the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

It has also been noted that several Christian girls were abducted before and during the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood (2011-2013).

The magazine also revealed the precarious situation of Christians in Turkey. They do not have the right to build places of worship and their properties have been seized (the territory of the Monastery of More Gabriel and Halki).

The magazine also pointed to the expulsion of Chaldeans from Iraq long before the emergence of the Islamic State.

Regarding the mosque, a building of two levels is planned with a footprint of 950 m2 and two rooms of worship of about 900 m2 for 30 parking spaces.

Work on the two religious buildings is expected to begin in 2020. The church work is expected to last one year and the mosque is scheduled for three years.