Paris gay-friendly mosque denounced by Islamic leaders

PinkNews.co.uk 5 December 2012
By Scott Roberts

Islamic leaders in Paris are condemning the opening of what’s been described as Europe’s first gay-friendly mosque. Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Grande Mosqueé in Paris, told France 24 that the mosque goes against the rules of Islam.

He said: "Worshippers go to a mosque to worship god, they don’t go to demonstrate their sexuality”.

The cleric added: "This is an abuse of the definition of a mosque.”

The mosque is in a small room inside the house of a Buddhist monk and is not supported by any formal Muslim institution. (continue reading...)