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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Mosque construction: Court rules against environmentalists 07/08/2013 15:50
The Court decided to reject the request of the environmentalists to interrupt the construction of the new mosque in Tirana.
Although most of the judges
are on holidays in August, one of them reviewed the request for
interrupting the construction works of the new mosque in Tirana.
environmentalists of the Institution of National Affairs lost this
battle but are now preparing the next session in September.
basic case will be tried on September 11th, and certainly there is a
symbolism about this, because September 11th is the day when the Twin
Towers in New York were hit”, declared Kastriot Frasheri, leader of INA.
temperature in Tirana reached 41 degrees Celsius and it is a right of
everyone to demand a clean environment”, declared Qerim Ismeni, and
The Muslim Forum commented:
ourselves from empty rhetoric. Tirana needs that mosque. The request has
been made for the last 80 years. We don’t have any objection against
the requests of the environmentalists and we are not against their
claims, but that land is property of the Albanian Muslim Community, and
this decision was right for this case”, argued Roald Hysa, Secretary of
the Muslim Forum.
The Albanian Muslim devotees have been praying
for years on the street, due to the lack of a big mosque, and this
situation is expected even for this Bayram.