Erdogan opens Europe’s first ‘Eco- Mosque’ in Cambridge

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a Turkish politician serving as President of Turkey since 2014. He previously served as Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014. Erdogan is one of the most famous and loving personality of the Muslims. His efforts for Islam are admirable. He is a strong and determinant leader who changed Turkey economy and implement Islamic rule and regulation. He ended many disputes within the nation and make turkey financially strong.

Recently Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has officially opened the Cambridge Central Masjid in the east of England. Described as Europe’s first eco-mosque, the facility is equipped with solar panels, relies on green energy and aims for a zero-carbon footprint. It first opened to the public in April.

“I think this place of worship will be the best answer to the rising anti-Islamism,” Erdogan said, according to Anadolu Agency.

“I believe this masjid, which has become the symbol of solidarity against discrimination from the first moment, will, God willing, continue to be the center of unity, conversation and peace in the future,” he added.

British Muslim singer Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is among the patrons of the masjid and arrived for the inauguration ceremony earlier on Thursday. Several other donors contributed to the mosque’s development, including the Turkish government and Qatar National Fund.

Yusuf Islam was born Steven Demetre Georgiou , commonly known by his stage name Cat Stevens, and later Yusuf, is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His musical style consists of folk, pop, rock, and, in his later career, Islamic music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

According to the mosque’s website, its design was inspired by both Islamic and English religious architectural traditions.

“We sought to develop the idea of a British masjid for the 21st century,” the website says. “With everything from solar panels and grey water harvesting to state-of-the-art heating and cooling technology, it is a pioneer in ‘green deen (faith)’, reminding us of our connection to nature.”

 

Erdogan’s supporters gathered at the site, as well as protesters who rallied against the Turkish leader’s visit and what they said was the mosque’s apparent endorsement of Ankara’s policies.

Turkey is already supporting a huge amount of immigrant and bearing their expense. In the world, turkey is at the top of the list of countries who are supporting and managing such a large amount of immigrants. Due to conflicts in Syria, millions of people are migrating to Turkey and causing many problems.

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