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Prejudice Deprives Slovene Muslims of the Right to Pray in a Mosque

Ljubljana, 2 May - Prejudice against the Islamic community in Slovenia is the real reason why the first mosque in the country has not yet been built, believes Slovene Ombudsman Matjaz Hanzek. Overcoming the prejudice can only be possible by constant warnings that prejudice leads to intolerance and hostility towards those that are different, said Hanzek, in whose opinion the issue of the mosque could be solved faster if the City of Ljubljana and the Government Office for Religious Communities got more involved. However, a poll of the parliamentary parties showed that the construction of an Islamic centre lacks support.

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