Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Great and tiny mosque

Islam has been a growing presence in the Netherlands, and now 6% of the Dutch are Muslims. This is largely due to immigration from Turkey, Morocco and other nations, and to some extent differential birth rates, though this effect may be exaggerated in the popular press. The bulk of the Dutch Muslims live in the four major cities, including Utrecht, where a new Ulu Mosque is being built (as far as I can tell, that translates to "great mosque" or "national mosque"). Dutch LEGO builder Eti has built a micro version of this mosque to include as part of a whole microscale layout built by a group of Dutch AFOLs.

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