Turkey: Mall in Bursa cancels opening of Christian and Jewish prayer rooms after attacks

A recently opened mall in the İnegöl district of western Bursa province has canceled the opening of its prayer rooms for Christian and Jewish visitors after being subjected to intolerant attacks, the mall’s founding president has said in a written statement.

Mobiliyum AVM, a large furniture mall opened in İnegöl on May 9, hosts around 200 domestic furniture producing firms and aimed to bring furniture producers under one umbrella.

The mall was to include prayer rooms for Christian and Jewish visitors as well as Muslims, though the rooms had not been opened as they were still being readied.

However, the mall decided to cancel the opening of the prayer rooms for Christian and Jewish visitors, Haluk Özbek, the mall’s founding president, said in a written statement…

…Özbek also told daily Hürriyet the attacks were caused by a lack of tolerance…


And yet how many reports have I read from Turkey whining about ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe? I could not count them. There seems to be one or two every week.

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