Hassan II Mosque

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The Hassan II Mosque (Arabic: Ù سجد الحسن الØ-اني‎) is a mosque located in Casablanca, Morocco. Designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues,[1] it is the second largest in the world (after the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca). It stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic, which can be seen through a gigantic glass floor with room for 25,000 worshippers. A further 80,000 can be accommodated in the mosque’s courtyard. Its minaret is the world’s tallest at 210 metres (689 ft)

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    ian356094
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    HASSAN II: THIS TIME, ITS PERSONAL.

    flex
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    “Built on reclaimed land, almost half of the surface of the mosque lies over the Atlantic water. This was inspired by the verse of the Qur’an that states “the throne of God was built on the water”. Part of floor of this facility is glass so worshippers can kneel directly over the sea”

    That sounds pretty freakin’ cool. If I was planning on doing some hardcore worshipping anytime soon, I know where I’d be headed.

    More.

    natedog
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    hey, i gots an idea. let’s pack 25,ooo religious fanatics onto a glass ‘floor’ built above an ocean.

    dieAntagonista
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    A French architect? Pretty dope.

    Stolid
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    Been there.. done that.. They wouldn’t let me in though.. The girl I was dating was Muslim, so she wasn’t allowed in either haha.. (the front door anyway). Gotta love a religion that treats their women like slaves. For once I’d like to hear on CNN about 25000 religious fanatics and one with a bomb vest on…

    Deluxe
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    @natedog: Muslim isn’t a synonym for religious fanatic. There are fanatics from any religion.

    @Stolid: “A religion that treats their women like slaves”… It seems to be equally a good description for christians from not so long ago (hoo, women are the devil, bla bla bla…)

    vandal
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    @Deluxe: not letting women vote etc, is not even on the same level as stoning them to death in public for showing their face or talking back to their husbands.

    sylvanish
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    Stoning to death is mostly for adultery. The vote issue requires one to understand that in those cultures the /Family/ gets one vote. The Qur’an teaches explicitly that the better one treats their wife the better she will treat you.

    But go ahead and let the scattered actions of a very small number of bad people and extremists, a tiny minority that politically motivated media isolate and focus on, form your opinion on 1/5 of the world’s population.

    Your ignorance is showing.

    flex
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    I’m with Deluxe on this one. A few of my friends are Christians, I don’t immediately paint them with the same brush as the Westboro Baptist Church. Neither do I assume all Americans are just like George Bush.

    Anyway, I nearly started arguing on the internets then, and that can only lead to one cold, dark corner of retardation.

    I really shouldn’t start drinking so early in the day….

    vandal
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    so as long as i only sometime stone them to death it’s ok? Well i know a lot of women of all cultures who would have issues with that. And i was referring to western culture not christianity.

    vandal
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    and you are now dead for being friends with infidels btw.

    flex
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    My milkshake is better than yours 🙂

    sylvanish
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    Heck, I don’t think it’s okay at all and even less for the actual reasons that it happens. The problem with Muslims is that their whole religion is based on *submission* and that’s the whole reason so many crazy people get away with so much brutality and idiocy, because all the rest of them, the actual Muslims not the extremists; just sit back and let that bad shit happen because “if it is happening, it must be God’s will” The extremist and fundamentalist interpretation of Infidel differs from normal Muslims too, but that’s not really important. Personally I think it’s… Read more »

    dieAntagonista
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    I think it’s funny how the majority of the people who think they know how Muslims treat their women, have never even met a Muslim. Or got to know him. Next time you see a Muslim, do me a favour and try to become his friend if he seems to be nice. See if he invites you over for dinner and then watch what a Muslim family is like. I personally have never met a Muslim except for my father who hasn’t been religious since he left his country. But he told me exactly what they’re like. He said, that… Read more »

    greg_t
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    greg_t

    ^ Agreed, dieAntagonista.

    And most of it is the same if you replace Muslim with any of the 3 religions of Abraham.

    Too many humans basically wish to control each other, and the majority of religions have (d)evolved into a facile way of doing precisely that.

    What a shame.

    Cheers

    General X
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    I am a Muslim. what people need to realize is that Islam is the second largest religion in the world. Approximately ever fifth or sixth person in the world is a Muslim. If we were indeed all fanatics the world would be in flames now. The reason why that woman was no allowed at that particular entrance is very simple. Women must pray behind the men. This sounds very bad at first until you realize that Muslim prayers involve a lot of bending and prostrating. Imagine a man trying to focus on prayer, which is done exclusively in archaic Arabic,… Read more »

    greg_t
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    greg_t

    ^ And that, General X, is precisely why I will always choose to partake of a shapely non-denominational rear in the air at any time.

    Praise be to the heavens above.

    😉

    Puulaahi
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    A mosque? I only see the potential for surf.

    Phyreblade
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    @General X: Great comment 🙂

    GermanKommissar
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    GermanKommissar

    @dieAntagonista:
    Ive met a muslim family, and they are not that different from most families

    they may have religious differences, but they still have similar values and ideals

    plus, the muslim woman i know is a MILF, seriously

    Deluxe
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    @General X: What a great explanation.

    That’s the reason for people not to judge at first sight, without knowing anything about the topic.



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