Balearic Islands: Fivefold increase in mosques since 2005

Balearic Islands: Fivefold increase in mosques since 2005

Via T&P (translated from Diario de Mallorca):

The number of mosques has increased fivefold in the Balearic Islands in recent years. In 2005 there were only six mosques in the islands and is now accounted for 30, as shows the registration of religious communities in the Ministry of Justice. The most important municipalities of the Balearic Islands have already a temple to practice Islam and Islamic groups now want also to have cemeteries to bury their dead by Muslim rites. For this reason, they plan to apply for land to the municipalities.


Francisco José Giménez, president of Mallorca's Lliga Musulmana and representative of the Islamic Platform states that "Muslim groups of municipalities were reluctant at first to set up their mosques, but once you have settled have changed their way of seeing things and even people of Mallorca has helped offering some places". Islamic organizations complain that at a regional level there is no a group that unites the entire Muslim community.