Slovenia’s first mosque opens after 50 years
06 February 2020 | 5:58 am
Slovenia's first mosque opens in the capital Ljubljana after surmounting financial hurdles and right-wing opposition, 50 years after the initial request to build was made. Muslims in the predominantly Catholic Alpine country first filed a request to build a mosque in the late 1960s while Slovenia was still part of the former Communist Yugoslavia. The community finally received permission 15 years ago, but ran into opposition from right-wing politicians and groups, as well as financial troubles.
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