Germany opens its first liberal mosque in Berlin

Seyran Ates’ vision of a liberal mosque where all Muslims can pray together — women and men, Sunni and Shiite, straight and gay — turned into reality Friday as dozens of people came together in Berlin to inaugurate a new house of prayer.

Ates, a well-known women’s right activist and lawyer, preached in front of the crowd which filled the mosque. A female imam from the United States, Ani Zonneveld, called for prayer as the faithful kneeled behind her in rows, all turned in the direction of Mecca.

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  • vwVwwVwv

    Soon a Muhamedamn will explain to them it is HARAM with a Allah hu Akbar and a BOOOOmmmmm

    • deplorabledave

      I’m looking forward to it. mutti merkl being present would be a bonus.

  • k1962

    I hope they have armed guards because some supremacist Sunni isn’t going to like their inclusive mosque.

    • Watchman

      Probably not as many armed guards as Jewish schools in Germany and elsewhere require to protect their children.

      • k1962

        I think they might be hated almost as much and are going to need as many as the Jewish institutions.

  • Jaedo Drax

    what about the sufi and the ahmadi? are they permitted too?

    • tom_billesley

      Ahmadiyya Muslims? Nah, they’re not that liberal.

      • Watchman

        Technically, Jews and Christians an be tolerated as dhimmies as they are ‘people of the book’, but Ahmadiyya Muslims are consider apostates for disbelieving that Muhammed was the final prophet, and thus subject to summary vigilante killing.

  • tom_billesley

    ………women and men, Sunni and Shiite, straight and gay …..
    Ahmahdiyya Muslims, or are they not that liberal?

  • tom_billesley

    Germany Opens Its First Liberal Mosque
    Germany didn’t open it. It was opened in Germany. There’s a difference, AP.

  • Watchman

    Expect this to be the new “go to” place for news reports and interviews about what islam is and what muslims believe, Expect no mention that the reports will never inform viewers that this is not representative of islam and muslims around the world, but that viewers will left with the impression that it is.

  • bob e

    this scheme ain’t gonna last ..
    bet they will really butcher ‘Cum-by-ya’ ..

  • Brett_McS

    I wonder if they’ll get any actual Muslims to join?

    • you mean ‘devout’ muzlims…….

  • Ann

    Postmodernism now needs Islam? Or does Islam need postmodernism?

  • Dingo

    So how many churches are going to be opened in Saudi Arabia?

  • Heltau

    I give it 6 months before it is blown up with an IED, burned down, or closed up by the local or not local islams.
    Along with any one inside of this building while the islams are IEDing, burning up or down the building. Because a little meat never hurt an islam destruction event.

  • Gary

    Cheap PR stunt to allow the media in which are banned any other time. The Police in Toronto have orders to warn a mosque 24 hours ahead of time if they plan to visit it.
    This gives the Imam time to hide the Books about Jihad and making IED’s as well as the FGM tools in the back room.
    It’s a religion of peace don’t you know .

  • Bless his heart

    Now what Muslim that actually followed Sharia Law would set foot in there except to do them harm?