With the help of the French left-wing Greens Party, a controversial Turkish mosque is being expanded in Strasbourg, France. This expansion is being financed in part, with government subsidies in the millions of Euros. When completed, the Eyyub Sultan mega-mosque is slated to be the largest one in Europe, with 14 floors, two 44-meter high minarets, and 28 domes.
Italian MEP Silvia Sardone of the Lega Party visited the mosque site in Strasbourg to express her anger at the Islamization of Europe and Muslim takeover of the “Capital of Europe.” Strasbourg is considered the legislative and democratic capital of the European Union. Furthermore, the leader slammed the left-wing Greens party for helping Turkey and Qatar conquer the continent.
The Eyyûb Sultan project is gigantic: 32 million euros in total, including 25.6 million for the mosque. MEP Sardone explained that the 10,000 square meter complex would comprise “a prayer space suitable for hosting 3,000 believers, several conference halls, a library, a teachers’ room, restaurants, some stores, plus a parking lot with a capacity for 600 cars. This Turkish-controlled mosque will be one more victory in Erdoğan’s plan to Islamize Europe, seize control and ultimately re-establish the Ottoman Empire.
MEP Silvia Sardone addressed the mosque’s ties to the Milli Görüs Organization
The mosque, which is a part of the Millî Görüş Islamic Confederation (CMIG), recently refused to sign President Macron’s newly unveiled anti-extremism charter. This charter would mean the mosque agrees in writing to disassociate from Islamic precepts (which are anathema to Western culture and civilization) and demand that the Mosque respect French law and renounce what he calls “political Islam.”
The highly controversial Milli Görüs organization is a pan-European movement for the Turkish diaspora, inspired by the ideas of the late Turkish Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan. The former Turkish Prime Minister was regarded as the father of political Islam in Turkey and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s mentor. Erbakan was radically anti-secular and anti-Western. He created the Milli Görüs or “National Vision” (a euphemism for political Islam) movement to carry out his agenda of transforming Turkey into an Islamic state.
Milli Görüs is one of the largest Islamic organizations operating in the West, with over five hundred and fourteen mosques and cultural centers in eleven European countries. Three hundred and twenty-three of these institutions are located in Germany.
The Milli Görüs, Islamic Confederation Committee, reports to the Diyanet, the Turkish government’s religious affairs branch. The Diyanet answers directly to Erdoğan and employs imams, writes sermons, and issues fatwas (Declarations of Islamic law). It sets the theological guidelines of what is being preached in all of their mosques throughout the world.
The Diyanet sends Turkish imams to DITIB mosques to influence their congregants not to assimilate into Europe and push Erdoğan’s agenda. In this RAIR exclusively translated video, Erdoğan makes clear that Turkish controlled mosques in foreign countries are military outposts for his loyal soldiers:
Despite the Milli Görüs mosque’s refusal to disassociate from extremism and sign the charter, the left-wing Greens Party mayor of Strasbourg, Jeanne Barseghian, and their leftist council, offered them a €2.5 million grant to help with construction.
In most of France, under the country’s strict rules separating state and religion, the government cannot help fund religious practice. However, for historical reasons, the rules are different in the Strasbourg region.
As reported at RAIR, the tactic of leftist (Greens Party) and Islamic (Milli Gorus) coordination has a name: the Red/Green Axis: “Communists and Islamic Supremacists have a long history of uniting to destroy their common enemy: those who believe in sovereignty and individual freedom.” To achieve their own goals, they use one another until their goals are achieved, and only at that time will they “turn on one another and, in the end, fight to destroy the other.”
“Muslims Are Taking Over”
In power powerful speech in front of the Strasbourg mosque, MEP Silvia Sardone declared, “Muslims are taking over the capital of Europe now. Here political Islam, the most dangerous, it is taking over.”
Muslims make up more than “15% of the population in Strasbourg”, according to Sardone. The area is already a hub for Islamic terrorism, explains the leader, “10% of the people listed for terrorism by the police come either from Strasbourg or from the rest of Alsace.”
Those who attend the mosque, which she considers “Erdogan’s party’s political laboratory,” will be taught an “Islamic curriculum that is enforced in Turkey,” explains Sardone.
In 2018, in Germany, Erdogan urged Turks not to assimilate and called the assimilation of migrants in Europe “a crime against humanity.” He apparently wants his soldiers to remain part of Turkey and the Ummah, the global Muslim community.
Watch the following speech by Italian MEP Silvia Sardone:
We are in Strasbourg before the building site which is to become the largest mosque in Europe. A huge building which is going to have 44-meter high minarets and 28 domes. The 10,000 square meter area is going to comprise a prayer space suitable for hosting 3,000 believers, several conference halls, a library, a teachers’ room, a restaurant and some stores, plus a parking lot with a capacity for 600 cars. Just think — it is only two kilometers away from another big mosque, in the city. The total construction cost of this mosque is €32 million, 2.5 million of which will be funded by Strasbourg City Hall, led by a mayor of Green background. According to the Greens, including the mayor of Milan, taxpayers’ money shall be used to build mosques. The Strasbourg metro area already has 22 mosques and has turned into a key location for political Islam. The construction of this mosque has been funded mainly by Turkey and Qatar. The project is supported by Millî Görüş, a cultural and religious organization which has been blacklisted by the German Government and which refused to sign the Charter of Rights for Islam in France last January. In 2018 an Islamist terrorist attack that left 5 dead and 11 wounded took place here in Strasbourg. A young Italian citizen named Antonio Megalizzi died in that attack. Muslims are taking over the capital of Europe now. Here political Islam, the most dangerous one, is taking over. According to some data, 10% of the people listed for terrorism by the police come either from Strasbourg or from the rest of Alsace. Here Muslims are more than the 15% of the population. Here the very first Muslim campus in Europe is being built. It’s a college like others, or sort of, I’d say. Its students will be able to attend two different courses of study. One is the ordinary French national curriculum; the other is the Islamic curriculum enforced in Turkey. Strasbourg is considered Erdogan’s party’s political laboratory. Some years ago the Turkish President held a rally here affirming Turkey as the real defender of civilization, calling to fight Islamophobia to the cry of Allah Akhbar.