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Spanish bishops fear rebirth of Islamic kingdom

By bullseye     Jan 5, 2007 in World
There is concern among Spanish bishops over plans to make the city of Cordoba into pilgrimage site for European Muslims.
There is concern among Spanish bishops over plans to make the city of Cordoba into a pilgrimage site for European Muslims. Cordoba was once the heart of the al-Andalus Islamic kingdom. "Plans include the construction of a half-size replica of Cordoba's eighth century great mosque, according to the head of Cordoba's Muslim Association. Funds for the project are being sought from the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, and Muslim organisations in Morocco and Egypt.Other big mosques are reportedly planned for Medina Azahara near Cordoba, Seville and Granada."
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