We Want a Government-Sponsored Mosque in Uddevalla!

Muslims in the Swedish town of Uddevalla not only demand that they be allowed to build a big new mosque in the town, but that the municipal government pay for it.

Many thanks to Tania Groth for translating this article from Samhällsnytt:

Christmas peace at the town square in Uddevalla suffered an abrupt interruption at lunch time on Friday, when the place was occupied by the many Muslims of the city for Friday prayer and demands of the municipality to pay for the building of a mosque.

Around the big Christmas tree, hundreds of Muslims immigrants knelt on prayer mats, and from a stage a combination of Friday prayer and a protest were made against the fact that the S[ocial Democrat]-led municipality had not built a mosque for the group. Speeches were held and slogans such as “jalla jalla, mosque for all” sounded across the square.

Feysal Reerabdullah, the secretary of the Islamic Center of Uddevalla, is one of the originators of the provocative initiative with Friday prayers in the square, where Christmas is being celebrated around the Christmas tree during this Christian holiday. Feysal believes that taxpayers in Uddevalla should pay for the construction of a mosque. The premises they currently occupy are too small and the Islamic Center’s economy is not sound enough to rent larger premises.

Ingemar Samuelsson (SD), a municipal council in Uddevalla, noted that the manifestation took place, but does not agree that a mosque building is the responsibility of the municipality.

“We do not build special accommodations for associations. They can hire it for themselves in on equal terms, he explains to SR’s reporter.

Samuelsson said that for a long time the Islamic Center has engaged with the municipal council with demands for larger premises and a real mosque. The municipal council states that they had attempted to help them find suitable premises, but were unable to find accommodations at a price/rent that the association was willing to pay.

On social media, people who witnessed the demonstration have expressed criticism and horror. Someone called it “a nightmare” and writes “God help us,” probably not with reference to Allah.

The police state that the Muslim immigrant association had permission to occupy the Christmas-decorated square for Friday prayers and a demonstration.

14 thoughts on “We Want a Government-Sponsored Mosque in Uddevalla!

    • What you want to build sounds strangely like the outhouse on my father’s farm in Northern Minnesota.

  1. “. . . but does not agree that a mosque building is the responsibility of the municipality.

    “We do not build special accommodations for associations. They can hire it for themselves in on equal terms, he explains to SR’s reporter.”

    Apparently the town manager doesn’t yet realize who his new masters are. “Com’n, dhimmi, pay up with the jizya. Chop, chop!”

  2. In other words several hundred deadbeats can’t cough up enough money to build something only for them so want the hard working people of the city to pay for a religious building they’ll never use.

    • As H.L.Mencken once wrote (from memory): there comes a time when every man feels like rolling up their sleeves, hoisting the black flag and start slitting throats. Though a steamroller would be far more efficient in this instance.

      The gall of these welfare-parasites demanding the tax-payer fund the building of their mosques!

    • Guy Millière:
      “They do not even try to hide what they are doing. In his book Priorities of the Islamic Movement in the Coming Phase, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars and spiritual leader of the Union of Islamic Organisations of France (UOIF), the main Islamic movement in France, explained how Muslims living in the West have to proceed: they may use terror, they may use seduction, exploit Westerners’ sense of guilt, grab public spaces, change laws, and create their own society inside Western societies until they become Muslim societies.”

  3. a devastating result of climate change, isn’t it?
    I had totally different pictures of swedish winters in my memory. Like two feet of snow and severe frost. A smart mayor might not want to plough the snow away from town square,wouldn’t he?

  4. The gall of demanding the government pay for their place of *ahem* “worship”. It is one thong to apply for any existing grants and another to assume you deserve to have someone else pay for it.

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