Europe’s first eco-mosque invokes God to fight climate change

Europe’s first eco-mosque invokes God to fight climate change, by Adela Suliman.

Europe’s first green mosque is hoping to harness the power of Islam to tackle climate change, urging Muslims who worship in the British newbuild to do more to protect the planet. …

With recycled rainwater to irrigate the gardens and energy-harvesting heat pumps, the mosque says it produces close to zero carbon emissions and boasts better green credentials than the thousands of other mosques that are scattered across Europe. …

Who paid for it?

The 24-million-pound ($30-million) building, funded largely by the Turkish government, …

From the mosque’s website:

The Cambridge Central Mosque design was inspired both by Islamic and English religious architectural traditions. Above all, we sought to develop the idea of a British mosque for the 21st century: as Abdal Hakim Murad, chairman of the Cambridge Mosque Trust, remarked, “creating a brand new sacred space has been the main challenge, to bring together something that’s very ancient and timeless with the very latest technologies.”

Reader Chris:

Ah Yes. The logic is inescapable and the blending inevitable: the symbiosis of a 7th Century totalitarian authoritarian political philosophy and rigid belief system operating as a green religion, with a 21st Century green religion masquerading as a totalitarian authoritarian political philosophy and rigid belief system.

Allah akbar!

hat-tip Chris