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June 1st, 2013

Secretary General of the Organisati​on of Islamic Cooperatio​n (OIC) visits our mosque in Paramaribo

A few days ago, the secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, visited our mosque in Paramaribo, Suriname. Please see the news item in the 'Caribbean News Now':
In the photo in this news item, our mosque is in the background on the left. The report says:

"PARAMARIBO, Suriname — During his two-day visit to the Dutch-speaking Republic of Suriname, a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state on the northern coast of South America, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) secretary general, Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, on Monday toured two iconic landmarks in downtown Paramaribo — a synagogue and a mosque that face each other.

During a tour of the city and to get familiar with the multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-religious make up of Suriname, the OIC secretary general and his wife, Fusun Ihsanoglu, visited the Neve Shalom synagogue and the neighbouring Keizerstraat mosque."

At this link you can see a photo of the plaque which he presented to our mosque on this visit.

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