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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:07 AM

Gay-friendly mosque to open in Paris

(BBC) A prayer room described as Europe's first gay-friendly mosque is opening on the outskirts of Paris.

The new centre is run by Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, a gay Islamic scholar, married to a gay man, and the founder of Homosexual Muslims of France.

Mr Zahed regularly attends the Grand Mosque in Paris, but says he wants to create a more "inclusive" place for gay, lesbian and transgender Muslims.

He says many of them felt uncomfortable praying in established mosques. ....................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20547335

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