Austrian Federal Government Block Mosque Construction

The Shiite mosque was to be built on a commercial property owned by Iran. However, the use of land for religious purposes is prohibited there.

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The planned relocation of a Shiite mosque association from Vienna-Mariahilf to Floridsdorf encounters resistance from the city of Vienna and the federal government, reports the “Kurier” (Wednesday edition). The “Islamic Culture Center Imam Ali” was to be relocated to a commercial property owned by the Islamic Republic of Iran. However, its use for religious purposes is prohibited there.

The center was located in the past in the Mollardgasse, the previous year, the property was sold in the sixth district. According to reports, it was planned to move the entire stock into a former office building in Richard-Neutra-Gasse in Floridsdorf – including prayer rooms. But in April 2018, the Viennese building police refused the construction of a mosque on the property in Leopoldauer industrial park….

Original published: 2019-01-09 10:31:47 Read the full Vienna News here


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