Senior Officials, Mayor Support Building of Mosque in Rotterdam

December 17, 2003


On December 17, 2003 reported, "A new Islamic center is under construction in Rotterdam, with funds from a United Arab Emirates charity and the support of such prominent officials as the mayor of the Netherlands second largest city. Maktoum Charity Foundation had decided to pay for the entire cost of the construction, estimated at four million euros, said Ahmed Ashdid, the general supervisor of the project. The center will encompass a mosque with a 50-meter minaret, an Islamic school and halls for religious and cultural, he told is the second time local authorities gave a license to building a mosque or an Islamic center with meters-high minarets in the city."