However this ranking pales in comparison to its other credentials.
The Mosque was built to honour the soldiers from the French Arab Community (meaning those countries colonised by the French) that perished in the First World War - sometimes called The Great War or what I prefer to term as the 'First European Tribal War" that engulfed the rest of the world. Many of them died in the Battle of Verdun (in France) in what was considered the 'greatest and the lengthiest (battle) in world history'. The battle covered less than 10 square kilometres and stretched for 10 months from February to December 1916. Over 700,000 died, or were wounded or missing in action.
|The dead at Verdun|
And recently, Sarkozy, the French President of Jewish descent banned the right of Muslim women to don the burqa and the Hijab. Sacre bleu!!
Sometime in the 1980s or 1990s (?) I attended a Conference on the Muslim Parliament of Britain in London. I heard mention that London's Regent's Park Mosque .......
You see, 'there's no such thing as a free lunch'! The British establishment regarded this as a tribute to the Muslim soldiers who died defending the Empire during the Second European Tribal War!
By the way what did we get in exchange for all the Cathedrals they constructed in Singapore and Malaya?
But there are also the little mosques - little havens of faith and peace. I took this photograph .........
This image is almost symbolic of the fate of Malay-Muslims in DAP's Penang.
Two years ago, I went on a nostalgic trip to my old haunts in Singapore and was delighted to discover that this mosque, Masjid Hussein Sulaiman, had survived the onslaught of progress and development.
As for this precious book written by Hadijah Rahmat ......
And so, while we extol the grandeur and beauty of our grand mosques, let's remember and protect the little ones.
An utterly racist and deluded article. You come across as noting more than a myopic misguided stooge of dumno
It must take a particularly shabby and shallow mentality to regard a posting about facts behind the construction of two mosques in Paris and London, the slaughter at Verdun, the demise of a malay kampung and mosque in Singapore as racist, myopic and deluded.
When does the criticism of one political party suggest that one is a crony of another party? What's happened to democracy and freedom of expression, Mr/Ms Anonymous?
Please send your moronic and self-righteous opinions somewhere else.
and i m not aware of this Masjid Hussein Sulaiman. i must go search for it. i m happy to chance upon ur blog. and as i read blogs of those from ur generation, i'm greatly impressed by the oh so very powerful english which our generation has sadly not acquired, instead we got the easy lazy singlish.
Thank you curio,
That masjid is at 6ms Pasir Panjang.
For people like you and I where English is our second language we do get schizoid about our relationship with EL2. When we write, we do it proper so to speak. Then we talk Singlish!.
But when people start writing in Singlish it becomes a disaster.
Dear Tok Ngah,
Now ariff has been added with another knowledge and many new words for his vocabulary! Thanks!
Thank you mama Ariff,
Shall I give Ariff a Test?
And what about Tasha, Sarah Hana, Anis and Yas?????
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