|Oslo's fourth mosque to be opened near highway - People are Frustrated by this symbolic structure|
| [30.09.2011, 01:45pm, Fri. GMT]|
|Oslo's new, fourth mosque, of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Norway, located in Furuset, Oslo, will be officially opened on Friday. It will be the largest in all the Nordic countries.
The Baitun Nasr Mosque will the main place of worship for Norway's 1500 Ahmadiyya members, and will have a capacity of 4500.
The opening ceremony will be led by the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, who is visiting Norway for the occasion.The large building has been a focal point in the area for a number of years. The structure has a 5m dome, a 25m tower and can house up to 4500 people at a time. It has 3000 square meters of floor space.
The building project started back in 1999 but has been ‘stop and go’ for many years. The contractor went broke just after completing the foundation of the structure as well as other difficulties.
To that end, the local administration published a statement in November 2009, released in conjunction with this and two other religious movements. The statement proclaims a wish for peaceful coexistence in the neighborhood.
Furuset Mosque and the E6 highway
When you take Highway E6 at Oslo City and follow the four-lane highway to the airport’s International Terminal or take the reverse route, you must pass Furuset Mosque.
International passengers, diplomats and tourists must acknowledge the Furuset mosque coming to and from the Airport.
This are no other religious symbols except this mosque between the Norwegian International Airport and Oslo’s Main Capital on the E6 Motorway.
Christians and people of other faiths are frustrated by this symbolic sight on the Highway. Norway is a country of peace and goodwill extending welcome to people of all faiths.
The mosque sends a message that inaccurately reflects the religious values of Norway to all International passengers traveling to and from the airport.
In the interest of peace and tolerance, opening a mosque in such a vantage point is not good for passengers, tourists or for Muslim diplomats.