Budapest: New Islamic center project approved
The district council of Ujbuda has decided to allow a project to build an Islamic centre, Nepszabadsag daily said on Friday.
The plan has faced the objections of locals, and it is also suspected that difficulties in obtaining the necessary permits have been due to worries over national security, said the paper.
Islamic organisations in Budapest currently hold prayers and other events in an apartment. In 2005, however, the Charity and Peace Foundation tied to the Islamic congregation bought from the local council of Budapest's eleventh district in Ujbuda a large plot of land with the intention of building a religious and cultural centre containing a library with 50,000 volumes, among other amenities.
Source: Caboodle (English)