Chinese company to build world's third largest mosque in Algeria

Mar 1, 2012 Full story: Foreign Policy 38

The mega mosque will sit on 20 hectares of land in the Mohammadia area of the capital, with its minaret soaring soaring 270 metres into the sky.

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Matt

Portugal

#1 Mar 6, 2012
What's the purpose of this commentary? I do not get it; moreover, the commentary is quite simplistic. Forget the throwing out of ironies here, the Chinese are not constructing a mosque for the Chinese, they are constructing for the Algerians. China is involved in Algeria for one reason: Algeria's oil. Boutef fully understands that Algeria has grown increasingly more conservative and building a mosque serves the purpose of appeasement to this end. What remains to be seen, is whether Boutef will require the CSCEC to employ Algerian laborers, which if he does, will be a good thing. Even in the U.S., the current Administration and politicians are calling for public work programs like this. There is no difference, except the notion that Algeria is building a "mosque". It's rather egotistical to think that a mosque is purely about vanity when the U.S. is wasting billions on failed companies and questionable "shovel ready" infrastructure projects.
The disguise of the argument under the context that CSCEC is found to be corrupt, is meaningless. There are plenty of countries, to include Western ones, who are more than willing to be "corrupt" in getting projects. There is no difference between creating rules for legal corruption and those who choose to do "business" as they always have done. It just reinforces our guilty sensibilities to legalize how we do business.
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Ana

Margate, UK

#2 Mar 6, 2012
Matt wrote:
What's the purpose of this commentary? I do not get it; moreover, the commentary is quite simplistic. Forget the throwing out of ironies here, the Chinese are not constructing a mosque for the Chinese, they are constructing for the Algerians. China is involved in Algeria for one reason: Algeria's oil. Boutef fully understands that Algeria has grown increasingly more conservative and building a mosque serves the purpose of appeasement to this end. What remains to be seen, is whether Boutef will require the CSCEC to employ Algerian laborers, which if he does, will be a good thing. Even in the U.S., the current Administration and politicians are calling for public work programs like this. There is no difference, except the notion that Algeria is building a "mosque". It's rather egotistical to think that a mosque is purely about vanity when the U.S. is wasting billions on failed companies and questionable "shovel ready" infrastructure projects.
The disguise of the argument under the context that CSCEC is found to be corrupt, is meaningless. There are plenty of countries, to include Western ones, who are more than willing to be "corrupt" in getting projects. There is no difference between creating rules for legal corruption and those who choose to do "business" as they always have done. It just reinforces our guilty sensibilities to legalize how we do business.
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you are kind of right

However suggest you leave Algeria alone, concentrate on problems and corruption in your own country, post about that instead, we don't want or need any unnecessary uprising in Algeria. And I am becoming increasingly annoyed at outside parties attempting to propagate such outcomes....

You will not have to live there many others will

Vive Algerie
Ana

Margate, UK

#3 Mar 6, 2012
Matt wrote:
What's the purpose of this commentary? I do not get it; moreover, the commentary is quite simplistic. Forget the throwing out of ironies here, the Chinese are not constructing a mosque for the Chinese, they are constructing for the Algerians. China is involved in Algeria for one reason: Algeria's oil. Boutef fully understands that Algeria has grown increasingly more conservative and building a mosque serves the purpose of appeasement to this end. What remains to be seen, is whether Boutef will require the CSCEC to employ Algerian laborers, which if he does, will be a good thing. Even in the U.S., the current Administration and politicians are calling for public work programs like this. There is no difference, except the notion that Algeria is building a "mosque". It's rather egotistical to think that a mosque is purely about vanity when the U.S. is wasting billions on failed companies and questionable "shovel ready" infrastructure projects.
The disguise of the argument under the context that CSCEC is found to be corrupt, is meaningless. There are plenty of countries, to include Western ones, who are more than willing to be "corrupt" in getting projects. There is no difference between creating rules for legal corruption and those who choose to do "business" as they always have done. It just reinforces our guilty sensibilities to legalize how we do business.
http://www.sciaticnervepainblog.com/
wasn't meant to reply to you Matt but the article!!! Sorry
Khaled

Lake Forest, CA

#4 Mar 6, 2012
Growing up in the western part of Algeria was really hard. Most cities had small churches and small mosques. My city was not too far from the border with Morocco and morrocans liked to tease us not having any big mosque to compete with theirs. They call us godless and communist. Deep down in our heart we were dreaming of a big mosque that will shut their mouth up forever.
So lately (Boutef who is from the western part of Algeria like me) remembered all the teasing and before dying he decided to build it bigger than the morrocan but with a twist. Godless people will build it.
This article is complete now... Sorry Matt and ana for the initial omission.
Ana

Margate, UK

#5 Mar 6, 2012
Khaled wrote:
Growing up in the western part of Algeria was really hard. Most cities had small churches and small mosques. My city was not too far from the border with Morocco and morrocans liked to tease us not having any big mosque to compete with theirs. They call us godless and communist. Deep down in our heart we were dreaming of a big mosque that will shut their mouth up forever.
So lately (Boutef who is from the western part of Algeria like me) remembered all the teasing and before dying he decided to build it bigger than the morrocan but with a twist. Godless people will build it.
This article is complete now... Sorry Matt and ana for the initial omission.
:)
Khaled

Lake Forest, CA

#6 Mar 26, 2012
How many muslims can pray at the same time in this mosque.
I heard "One Billion"!!!
How come?
The Chinese forgot that they were building it in Algeria not in Beijing!!!
Ana

London, UK

#7 Mar 27, 2012
Khaled wrote:
How many muslims can pray at the same time in this mosque.
I heard "One Billion"!!!
How come?
The Chinese forgot that they were building it in Algeria not in Beijing!!!
that made me laugh ... Thanks
Le Bonobo

San Clemente, CA

#8 Apr 1, 2012
AHAHAHAHAH elle est bien drole. Dans le sens de l'humour acerbe de Dieudo...
ana

Margate, UK

#9 Apr 2, 2012
Le Bonobo wrote:
AHAHAHAHAH elle est bien drole. Dans le sens de l'humour acerbe de Dieudo...
waaaaw your so funnnnnny
Khaled

Lake Forest, CA

#10 Apr 30, 2012
Why the looneys from the Islamic forum stop coming in the Algerian Forum?
Khaled

Lake Forest, CA

#11 Apr 30, 2012
Ravenclaw told them that Algeria is uninhabited.

Since: Dec 07

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#12 May 2, 2012
Khaled wrote:
Ravenclaw told them that Algeria is uninhabited.
You just can't stop talking about me khalid. What's up with that? Are you still feeling the pain of being put in your place by a girl?
Aiesha S

Sydney, Australia

#13 May 3, 2012
Ravenclaw wrote:
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You just can't stop talking about me khalid. What's up with that? Are you still feeling the pain of being put in your place by a girl?
No such thing as bad publicity, Raven. ROFLMAO!

Since: Dec 07

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#14 May 3, 2012
Aiesha S wrote:
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No such thing as bad publicity, Raven. ROFLMAO!
The fool has given me free rent in his head. I must have really gotten to him considering the way he's carrying on. He knows that I am right, but his ego wont let him admit it. LOL
well

United States

#15 May 3, 2012
If I was Algerian I wouldn't have prayed there. It can go down at any time.
Khaled

San Clemente, CA

#16 May 3, 2012
Khaled wrote:
Ravenclaw told them that Algeria is uninhabited.
Ravenclaw ...poor girl she was bought into sionism that she can't hide the hatred she has in her heart and complain for not finding a man...ahahahahahahahaha

Since: Dec 07

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#17 May 3, 2012
Khaled wrote:
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Ravenclaw ...poor girl she was bought into sionism that she can't hide the hatred she has in her heart and complain for not finding a man...ahahahahahahahaha
More lies kkkhalid. It's to bad that's all you have. You are a sorry excuse for a man.
Khaled

San Clemente, CA

#18 May 4, 2012
I saw your hatred toward genuine God fearing people...I did not know you, just saw what you write here..You did not once bring an article about the sionist burning to death palestinian kids and you are telling me that you are not a p.o.s sionist...Grow up and look inward...You don't have the compassion of an American but the heart os a sionist.

Since: Dec 07

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#19 May 4, 2012
Khaled wrote:
I saw your hatred toward genuine God fearing people...I did not know you, just saw what you write here..You did not once bring an article about the sionist burning to death palestinian kids and you are telling me that you are not a p.o.s sionist...Grow up and look inward...You don't have the compassion of an American but the heart os a sionist.
Let me know if you ever quit lying and ranting. Let me know if you ever back ANY statement up. Let me know if you ever become enough of a human not to type such foul garbage.

For you, no I have no compassion. You have shown beyond all doubt that you are unworthy.

You could quit making personal attacks, and leave me alone. But you wont, because you aren't a big enough man to admit that you were wrong, a liar, and a jerk. You should have learned by now that I wont be bullied, and I don't back down.
Khaled

San Clemente, CA

#20 May 4, 2012
Ravenclaw wrote:
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Let me know if you ever quit lying and ranting. Let me know if you ever back ANY statement up. Let me know if you ever become enough of a human not to type such foul garbage.
For you, no I have no compassion. You have shown beyond all doubt that you are unworthy.
You could quit making personal attacks, and leave me alone. But you wont, because you aren't a big enough man to admit that you were wrong, a liar, and a jerk. You should have learned by now that I wont be bullied, and I don't back down.
Done with you ...I am a molem man and I don't have anything to tell to a sionist...get it...Get lost.

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