The deputy mayor of Pristina’s call to build a mosque on the campus of Pristina University has sparked adverse reactions in Kosovo, while the municipality says it does not back the idea.
The newly elected deputy mayor of Pristina, Selim Pacolli, from the Alliance New Kosovo party, has sparked a row after telling a TV station on Wednesday that he supported building a mosque on the campus of Pristina University, if the university was relocated.
“When the university campus is relocated to the countryside, there will be a free area and in this area we could build a cult object for the Islamic community, just as we now also have a cathedral [close to the campus],” Pacolli stated.
The deputy mayor of the city, which is governed by the Vetevendosje party, added that it would be “a super-modern project with 20 domes”.
However, Municipality of Pristina told BIRN that the agreed location for the city’s new central mosque is the Dardania district, as was previously planned, not on the university campus.
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