No new churches are being built in Europe, and many are being secularized, as Deutsche Welle points out. The Elias Church, in Berlin




is now a children’s museum.


But Moslems go to mosque, and they are claiming their place in the cityscape. Here is the new mosque for Cologne: The exterior is by a German architect and will be modern

but the interior, the clients insist, will be by a Turkish firm that specializes in Islamic kitsch.


The Germans are not happy about it, but they are neither having children nor going to church, so all they can do is complain.

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