Czech Christian Democrat leader against new mosque in Brno

Prague — Czech Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) leader Cyril Svoboda today supported the KDU-CSL south Moravian branch that is against the construction of a second mosque in the city of Brno, planned by the local Muslim community.

Svoboda said he respected traditional Muslims and wanted an open Europe but that newcomers had to respect the local traditions. It would help if Muslim countries were open to Christians, he added. Svoboda noted that it is often a problem for Christians in Turkey to build a church. He said “the time is not ripe” for the opening of a new mosque in Brno.

Czech Happenings, 28 July 2009