The administrative court in Ansbach received an urgent application against a mosque construction with a minaret by five residents. The claim period ends today 13th August 2012.
Source: BR.de Studio Franken
The urgent appeal is for an immediate settlement freeze of construction decided in September, said a spokesman for the Administrative Court. The city of Nuremberg had a building permit for the mosque on published in the Official Journal in July. Since then, residents had a month to file a complaint. The CSU (political party) in the City Council opposed the construction of the mosque with a minaret in the district Gibitzenhof.
Residents fear falling property prices
Behind the planned mosque with a minaret, the firs in Nuremberg, is the Islamic Religious Community “Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat”. The planned minaret will be 13 meters high. It is not above the first floor and is only used to look. A muezzin call is not provided. In addition to the building site, there are two eight-story high-rise buildings. Some residents fear that the mosque will lead to noise pollution and parking shortages and declining property prices.
Plans presented to the public
The construction plans for the mosque with a minaret were already presented in mid-May in a public event. The building is funded from the faith community. The ground floor is a 150 square meter prayer room set up for men, the first floor of a prayer room for women. At the request of the Nuremberg city council, the project with the approval of the Ahmadiyya community was treated at the City Planning Committee.
Keyword: “Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat”
Information event of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Nuremberg
The Muslim movement “Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat” sees itself as a reform-oriented community. Their motto is “Love for all – hatred for none”. According to the experts on Islam they are considered to be very peaceable people with socially conservative views. Contrary to the opinion of the vast majority of Muslims, the Ahmadiyya community represents the theological view, that it might be possible even after the Prophet Muhammad to have another prophet. The community is being severely persecuted in Pakistan. Their followers came mostly as asylum seekers to Germany. She is one of the oldest Muslim communities in Germany.
Federal and state authorities classify the community as a true constitutional. Claims to belong to the religious community in Germany, 30,000 people. The community in Nuremberg, has existed for more than 60 years and has 120 members. It leads, according to the city council every year on New Year’s Day by a street cleaning campaign.
NOTE BY THE EDITOR: Excuse the language, it is Google translate from the original German article.