Polish Muslims might soon have their own mosque in Warsaw. Tomasz Miśkiewicz, a Mufti points out that Islam is the only great religion whose believers do not have a decent place of worship in the Polish capital. It all started with an announcement made on the Gazeta.pl forum: “The Polish Islamic Council announced that all construction permits necessary for building a mosque have been obtained. The minarets will be 25 metres tall and there will be an 102dB amplifier for the muezzin. The sponsor of this initiative is the same Islamic sheik who paid for the famous operation to separate the Polish Siamese sisters. Consequently, if somebody opposes the construction of this monumental temple, they will also be opposing this benefactor,” according to Uzman, a forum contributor.
A fierce discussion followed. “This is not part of European culture,” writes Ania. A different opinion was presented by Ritzy who claimed that if there was a large number of Muslims in Warsaw then they should have their own place of worship. According to Miśkiewicz there are about 7,000 Muslims in Warsaw and the surrounding suburbs but there are not enough mosques. The one on Wiertnicza Street is bursting at the seams therefore a new mosque is to be built in the Ochota district of the capital, near the Skra stadium. There will be a cultural centre inside the mosque supporting dialogue between various religions. Currently, there are only three mosques in Poland.