The Baron has it all here.
This report from the Pro-Köln website has just been posted. Our Flemish correspondent VH kindly translated it for Gates of Vienna:
Citizens protest stops huge mosque in MunichThe Turkish-Islamic DITIB headquarters in Cologne will, according to Süddeutsche Zeitung, withdraw its financing commitment for the building of the huge mosque in Munich, because it had to deal with too many complaints from the native citizens.
The huge Munich mosque is therefore cancelled! This has been reported by Süddeutsche Zeitung. The main reason for the cancellation is the withdrawal of the financing commitment of the DITIB headquarters in Cologne. The reasons for this, according to Sueddeutsche Zeitung: “Too open, too liberal!”
Specifically, this is what the Süddeutsche Zeitung says:“Apparently crucial for the change of mood among the members is that the DITIB, based in Cologne and coordinating nationwide more than 800 Turkish-Islamic Associations, is becoming increasingly more critical of the project, and declines any financing.
“According to observers at the Cologne Türkisch-Islamischen Union der Anstalt für Religion [DITIB, Turkish-Islamic Union for the Institution of Religion], which answers directly to the Turkish government, the Munich project became too open and too liberal. From critics within the board it also becomes apparent that the mosque at Gotzinger Platz [planned location in Munich] was even going to hold prayers in the German language and wanted to intensify the dialogue with the Christian churches.”
More here. KGS