Skip to comments.Bavarian town votes against building mosque [Kaufbeuren]
Posted on 07/22/2018 9:14:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
In a local election on Sunday, the residents of Kaufbeuren, a small town in Bavaria, voted against providing public land for the construction of a mosque.
At issue was the question of whether the city would provide the local branch of the nationally active Turkish-Islamic religious association DITIB with a 5,000 square meter (54,000 square foot) plot in an industrial area.
At least 45 percent of the approximately 34,000 voters took part in the election. A minimum of a 20 percent turnout was necessary to make the vote valid. The city must now break off its negotiations with DITIB.
According to the direct democracy NGO More Democracy, there had only been one referendum in Germany before on building a mosque: in 2002, and then, a majority in Schlüchtern in Hesse voted in favor of construction.
The voters decision was started by the initiative Kaufbeurer Bürger gegen Neubau einer Ditib-Moschee or Kaufbeuren citizens against a new DITIB Mosque. According to the initiative, DITIB is the mouthpiece of Turkish President Erdogan and spreads a political Islam that is incompatible with Germanys Basic Law and the free democratic order.
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Not to worry, the EU goons will remind them that their votes are meaningless. Because letting the voters decide their own fate would be un-democratic.
Angie Baby won’t stand for that.
The article did not say what the margin of victory was, unless I missed it.
I’ve been to Kaufbueren! It’s a nice little town close to the Austrian border. Not a place for Mooslims to try and settle.
Big Story in Germany is that Mehmet Ozil, a Turk, who has been a mainstay on the German National soccer team has quit the team after criticism from meeting Erdogan.
...voted against providing public land for the construction of a mosque. At issue was the question of whether the city would provide the local branch of the nationally active Turkish-Islamic religious association DITIB with a 5,000 square meter (54,000 square foot) plot in an industrial area.
foreign funded colonialism. and they want to build it on public land???
Build a church on the site.
I don't see the problem. Terrorism is industrial (bomb-making, etc).
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