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Yesterday in Syria a unique event for the Arab-Muslim world took place: in the Mediterranean city of Tartous a mosque was opened named after the Virgin Mary – the earthly mother of Jesus Christ, one of the most respected figures and the greatest of all the Christian Saints, the news agency SANA reports.
The Syrian authorities have opened a mosque in the coastal city of Tartous dedicated to the Virgin Mary, state media said, calling it the only place of worship in the Islamic world bearing the name.
A host of officials were on hand for Saturday’s inauguration of the mosque, whose formal name is “al-Sayyida Maryam,” one of several Arabic names of the Virgin Mary.
The minister of awqaf, or religious charitable endowments, said the mosque’s construction symbolized the openness of Islam, in stark contrast to the “deviation” being seen today thanks to takfiri extremists.
Muslims in the Syrian city of Tartous have inaugurated a mosque named after the Virgin Mary, the Syrian Arab News Agency has reported. Observers called the opening a symbol of peace and religious tolerance between the country's multiethnic, multi-confessional society.
Speaking at the inauguration, Syrian Minister of Religious Endowments Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed noted that this was the first time in the Muslim world when a mosque has been named after the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. He added that the mosque embodies calls for amenity and fraternity between Syrians of all faiths.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: FlyersFan
That is the way of the world, sadly.
People demand more, then ignore the response, unreal sometimes.
For Butcher & Mark...
I have a high hopes that this is a heavily guarded area... But quietly...
Sort of being used as a trap to lure ISIS into the firing line.
This Temple will no doubt be listed as a target, hopefully the surrounding area defends this symbol of unity to the death.