Two French websites – Islamisation, administered by Joachim Véliocas, and Bivouac-Id – have posted reports on the laying of the first stone of the new Grand Mosque of Tours. Notable among the dignitaries present were the Algerian Minister of Religion, the Socialist mayor of Tours, Jean Germain, and… the archbishop of Tours, Monsignor Aubertin.
Tours will have its Grand Mosque when the 5 million euros necessary for its financing have been found – in 3 years, at the earliest. A quarter of the sum has already been collected. The land was purchased by the Paris Mosque, subsidized by Algeria. On November 29, 2008, amidst great ceremony, the first stone was laid. In 732, a Muslim army was defeated outside the city of Tours by Charles Martel and the Franks. The Battle of Tours was one of the most decisive battles in history since it stopped the Islamization of Europe (at least for 13 centuries). Adolf Hitler bitterly regretted that the Muslims had not won in Tours.
The Algerian Minister of Religion, Bouabdallah Ghlamallah made a stopover in Tours to attend the laying of the first stone of the Grand Mosque of Tours, before taking off for Saudi Arabia... a land where the practice of Christianity is forbidden, as in Algeria where spreading it is punishable by heavy fines and prison sentences! But Algeria will contribute up to 490,000 euros towards financing the mosque.
Bouabdallah Ghlamallah distinguished himself earlier in the year through his sense of inter-religious dialogue, so dear to the hearts of French bishops. He closed 10 churches, justifying his actions by saying: “I associate evangelization with terrorism.”
On June 24, 2004, Bouabdallah Ghlamallah denounced the evangelization of Kabyles (Berbers) in Algeria during a press conference in Algiers. He repeated that Islam was the “religion of the State and of all Algerians”, then warned that preaching Christianity would result inevitably in a confrontation: “There will be bloodshed.”
The organization SITA is actively protesting the building of this mosque. SITA (Stop Islamization and Terrorist Actions) has been instrumental in raising awareness of the Islamic threat and in helping to stop the funding or building of many mosques in France. French readers can consult this long web page devoted to SITA’s actions against mosques. In its summary of mosques SITA issues this warning: "Each mosque is a parcel of France given and even offered to our worst enemy (...) Each mosque is a wart or a cancer on our beautiful land of France. Let us not forget that the "mosque is not essential in Islam."
How many mosques are there in France?:
1700 places of worship reported by the CFCM (French Council on the Muslim Faith) in 2004.
1500 places of worship including 400 mosques according to another source at the Ministry of the Interior.
1600 mosques in 2000 and more than 2000 in the year 2006, according to Libération. Here "mosques" means places of worship including mosques.
Some of you may be interested in more information on SITA and their methods of action. Click here. And click here for information in English.