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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN SOUTH KOREA QUESTIONED BY MOSQUES : PIG HEADS IN BBQ

The mosque, officially known as Dar-ul-Emaan Kyungpook and Islamic Centre, is located in Daegu's Buk district, South Korea's third-largest city and a conservative bastion some 240 kilometres (149 miles) from the capital Seoul. There are roughly a dozen mosques in Daegu, mostly in the suburbs, catering to Muslim migrant labour groups. Students donated funds to demolish their old facility next to the university, which was too small and lacked adequate heating, and construct a new two-story edifice. They had to acquire the house next door to get the necessary planning permission, and it currently functions as a temporary prayer hall. The Buk district office quickly issued an administrative order halting construction shortly after the new beams were put in early 2021, citing objections from local neighbours. The complaints appeared to be over the stench of the students' cooking within the mosque, as well as noise and traffic congestion.




In the nearby streets, flyers were distributed suggesting that the neighbourhood would become a "slum" and property prices would collapse. Students were dubbed "terrorists," and nasty banners were displayed on the streets. Rallies were held outside the temporary prayer space, and loud music was played. Construction should be resumed, according to the country's human rights watchdog. In 2022, the Supreme Court determined that the administrative order to halt the building was unconstitutional. Nonetheless, the hatred persisted. Pig heads were left outside and pork BBQ parties were conducted in front of the building site.


Islamophobia is one phenomenon where no one wants to take action against those that does things that influence hate crimes against Muslims. However, people are now under the mindset that no matter how a Muslim is treated, they don't get punished and that is the primary reason why crimes against Muslims, and hate speech against Muslims are increasing day by day all over India. do





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