Algeria to build world’s third largest mosque

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Algiers – Ramadan 15, 1428/ September 27, 2007 – Algeria is set to build the third-largest mosque in the world facing the Bay of Algiers to hold 120,000 faithful, the government announced. “Its placement is symbolic. Algiers and its bay were witnesses to the centuries of resistance of the Algerian people” to invaders from the sea, Religious Affairs Minister Boubdallah Ghlamallah said at a press conference. “Algeria lacks a great mosque emblematic of the period after independence. This project will be in keeping with the ambitions of the people of Algeria,” AFP reported quoting him as saying…Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who revived interest in the longstanding project a few months ago, will pick the winning design from five proposals. A design competition was organized, drawing entries from 17 candidates from 11 countries. Although the mosque will be third-largest after the Haram Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, planners boast that the Bay of Algiers mosque will contain the tallest minaret in the world at 300 meters high.

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