Muslim Statistics (Mosques)
The ESS figures, which are being published for the first time in Europe in Aftenposten, show that 60.5% of Muslims immigrants who have lived less than a year in Europe regularly go to the mosque. But after they've lived more than a year in their new homeland, the figure drops to 48.8%. More than half rarely or never go to the mosque to pray.
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Editor-in-chief Kartal Harman writes that construction will begin in June. He also comments on the fact that there are far too many mosques in the Turkish-occupied area, even more than schools.
“It is obvious that some do not think that 192 mosques are enough,” he declares and continues, “No one cares that the total number of our schools is 160.”
Harman writes also that there is one hospital for every 66,250 people and one mosque for every 1,380 people. Moreover, there are 187 villages in the occupied area of Cyprus and 192 mosques.According to the editor, there is one doctor for every 364 people in the occupied area of Cyprus and one religious commissary for every 836 people.
Mosque attendance is extremely low but rising.
Mosque attendance is dropping faster than church attendance (machine translated).
In 1998 was 47 percent of Muslims once a month to the mosque in 2008 that only 35 percent. "Half is rarely, if ever," reports CBS.
The percentage of Catholics who regularly visit services, dropped from 31 to 23 percent.
Again turn Protestants, including but PKN'ers and (experimentally) Calvinists are the most faithful churchgoers. Among them was therefore hardly a drop in sight: 63 percent visit at least once a month worship. Of these, half each week.
Especially the PKN'ers, and to a lesser extent, the Calvinists, show a strong commitment to the community by working as volunteers. People of other denominations and unchurched less so. According to the chart that the CBS does, Muslims are the least involved in the community.CBS calls it "remarkable" that the church membership in the large cities increased, whereas in all other areas is declining.
Another large study by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) shows that more and more Dutch Muslims drop the mosque. The number of Muslims who go to the mosque at least once a month has dropped by 12% in the past decade - from 47% ten year ago to 35% today. Last year, more than half of Dutch Muslims rarely or never went to the mosque to pray, while just a quarter went regularly. 34% of the men go every week, while just 14% of the women do so.
Using hidden cameras and telephone recording equipment, two women posing as abused spouses visited ten of Sweden's largest mosques as part of a report put together by Sveriges Television (SVT) investigative news programme "Uppdrag granskning".
The women then asked leaders at the mosques for advice about how to address issues such as polygamy, assault and non-consensual sex.
Six out of the ten mosques visited by the women, who had also claimed that their husbands had multiple wives, told them that they should nevertheless agree to have sex with their husbands even if they didn't want to.
Six of the mosques also advised the women against reporting spousal abuse to the police. Leaders at another mosque were divided on the issue, while women received vague advice from yet another mosque.
Only two of the mosques gave the women clear advice directing them to report their abusive husbands to police.
The women were also told by nine of the ten mosques that men had the right – under certain circumstances – to have more than one wife.
Only one mosque told the women that men didn't have the right to be married to several women at the same time and that their husbands needed to follow Swedish law.
The advice, which in many cases advocated violating Swedish laws, came from imams or family counselors at the mosques.
When "Uppdrag granskning" host Janne Josefsson approached two of the largest mosques featured in the programme to inquire about their official position on matters discussed by the women, the answers he received were totally different than what the women heard.The chair of the Islamic Association in Uppsala claimed in the story that people should follow Swedish law.
Mavlon Mukhtorov said official figures show there are 3,425 regular mosques, 344 cathedral mosques, and 40 central cathedral mosques.
Mukhtorov said on February 16 his ministry issued permits for 45 new mosques to be built in different parts of the country.Tajikistan's Education Ministry reports there are 3,793 schools, most of them overcrowded, and in many cases one classroom has up to 40 students.
According to official estimates, about 400 of Tunisia’s approximately 5,000 mosques are now in the hands of radical Islamists. The number has grown since the Tunisian revolution, which started at the end of 2010 and led to the overthrow of longtime dictator Zine ElAbidine Ben Ali.
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Asked how important religion was to them 78% of British Muslims said very important, but 48% of them also said they never attended a mosque, with another 6% saying they only attended for special occassions. The actual religious observance of Muslims doesn’t seem to match with how important they say religion is to them
25% of UK mosques have extremist literature calling for the beheading of lapsed Muslims, ordering women to remain Indoors and forbidding interfaith marriages.
Some of the fundamentalist works were found at the bookshop in the London Central mosque in Regent’s Park, which is funded by the Saudi regime and is regularly visited by government ministers. Its director, Ahmad al-Dubayan, is also a Saudi diplomat and was among those greeting King Abdullah when he arrived in Britain last night for his official state visit.
Extremist literature, including passages supporting the stoning of adulterers and waging violent jihad, was also found on sale at many other mosques regarded as mainstream institutions.
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The researchers said that they found further controversial works during visits to mosques in Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Oxford and High Wycombe.
The Times has learnt that five of the books that were acquired by researchers had been also found in searches during Scotland Yard antiterrorist investigations since 2001. About half of the books collected were in English – raising questions about the emphasis placed by the Government in combating extremism by training more English-speaking imams. The other publications were in Arabic or Urdu. The report, The Hijacking of British Islam, is published by the conservative Policy Exchange think-tank and was written by Denis MacEoin, a Fellow at Newcastle University and expert on Islamic issues.
The researchers found hardline material at a quarter of the 100 mosques visited during the project.
The report said: “On the one hand, the results were reassuring: in only a minority of institutions – approximately 25 per cent – was radical material found.“What is more worrying is that these are among the best-funded and most dynamic institutions in Muslim Britain – some of which are held up as mainstream bodies. Many of the institutions featured here have been endowed with official recognition.”
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of America, stated before the US State Department:
We can say that they took over 80 percent of the mosques in the United States. There are more than 3,000 mosques in the United States. This means that the ideology of extremism has been spread to 80 percent of the Muslim population, mostly the youth and the new generation.
Perhaps the number is small because not every community has a mosque and many Muslims are used to praying on their own, wherever they are. In comparison, about 40 percent of Christians in the United States say they attend church regularly, and 27 percent of Jews say they attend synagogue regularly.
Despite vows from American Islamic leaders after Sept. 11, 2001, to proselytize peacefully, New York based Freedom House researchers found 57 documents with incendiary material in more than a dozen mosques and Islamic centers in six states and Washington, D.C., visited over the past year.The materials "demonstrate the ongoing indoctrination of Muslims in the United States in the hostility and belligerence of Saudi Arabia's hardline Wahhabi sect of Islam," says the report, an advance copy of which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
Not a single mosque in the US accepts homosexuals
"That shows how much silence and fear there is regarding homosexuality in the Muslim community," Alam said.
Alam explained the current status of LGBT Muslims and their stance in the Muslim community, saying how there isn't a single mosque in the United States that openly accepts gay members.
Dane Peterson (senior-computer engineering) asked Alam how gay Muslims fulfill their need for religious community.After Alam answered the question Peterson said what he now understands is that Muslims do it outside the structure and make their own community.
Most US Muslims back the Ground Zero mosque while most Americans do not.
The Pew Research Center survey found 81 percent of US Muslims have heard about the project, which is strongly opposed by American conservatives, and, of those, 72 percent say it should be allowed to be built.At the same time, 20pc of the country's Muslims say it should not be allowed to be built, while 15pc say it should be allowed even though they personally believe it's a bad idea to build it near the WTC site, the survey found. The survey revealed a decidedly different view among the general public. Of about 78 percent who heard of the project, only 38 percent said it should be allowed to be built, while 47 percent said it should not. The mosque and Islamic centre would be built just 2 blocks from where the World Trade Center stood before being destroyed in the 2001 terrorist attack.
While protests against new mosques in New York, Tennessee and California made headlines, the overall number of mosques quietly rose from 1,209 in 2000 to 2,106 in 2010.
And most of their leaders say American society is not hostile to Islam, according to a comprehensive census of U.S. mosques and survey of imams, mosque presidents and board members released Wednesday.“This is a very healthy community,” lead researcher and study author Ihsan Bagby, an associate professor of Islamic studies at the University of Kentucky, said Tuesday. “Mosque leaders feel very positive, more positive than they did in 2000” when a similar study was conducted.
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- Europeiske muslimer dropper moskeen - Aftenposten (Norwegian), May 29, 2010 (English translation)
- Nazim Fethi - Attacks on bars multiply in Algeria - Magharebia, February 15, 2012
- Keeping Islam Pure in Europe - The Brussels Journal, December 8, 2005
- Marianna Tsatsou - Number of Mosques in Occupied Area of Cyprus Increasing - Greek Reporter, May 9, 2012
- Ramadan: 71% French Muslims observe rules, number rising - ANSAmed, August 2, 2011
- "A secular democracy-in-waiting", The Economist (print edition), January 16, 2003
- David P. Goldman - The lunatic who thinks he's Barack Obama - Asia Times Online, November 30, 2010
- Muhammed Abdulla - In Iraqi Kurdistan, imams battle against smartphones - UPI, November 26, 2012
- Jeroen Langelaar - Steeds minder Nederlanders naar kerk of moskee - Elsevier (Dutch), July 29, 2009
- Mosques' advice: 'don't report abusive husbands' - The Local, May 16, 2012
- Tajikistan Has More Mosques Than Schools - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, February 18, 2012
- Radical mosques invite young Tunisians to jihad in Syria - AFP, May 18, 2012
- Anthony Wells - NOP Poll of British Muslims - UK Polling Report, August 8, 2006
- Security Editor, Sean O’Neill - Lessons in hate found at leading mosques - The Times, October 30, 2007
- Muhammad Hisham Kabbani - Islamic Extremism: A Viable Threat to U.S. National Security, An Open Forum at the U.S. Department of State - Islamic Supreme Council of America (ISCA), January 7, 1999
- Laurie Goodstein - Stereotyping Rankles Silent, Secular Majority of American Muslims - The New York Times, December 23, 2001
- Ahmed Nassef (cofounder and editor in chief of MuslimWakeUp.com) - Listen to Muslim silent majority in US - CSM, April 21, 2004
- Wall Street Journal (print edition), p.5, January 28, 2005
- Nina Shea (editor), "Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Fill American Mosques," Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom, January 2, 2006
- Ashley Gold - Man shares struggles as openly gay Muslim - The Daily Collegian, October 6, 2009
- Most US Muslims back Ground Zero mosque - The Nation, September 3, 2011
- Mordechai Kedar, David Yerushalmi - Sharia Adherence Mosque Survey: Correlations between Sharia Adherence and Violent Dogma in U.S. Mosques - Perspectives on Terrorism, Vol 5, No 5-6 (2011) (full PDF)
- Number of U.S. mosques soars in decade - The Daily News Journal, February 29, 2012