I think this lovely Mosque is in Bashkortstan. If you look carefully, you can see that the building is constructed in the shape of a cross, and is called the "First Cathedral Mosque". I'm curious as to which direction the congregation faces? Is there a prescribed positioning for Christian Cathedrals? Which direction is "Kibla Taraf".
Recently, a British acquaintance expressed to me concern over Turkey's application and potential future of being admitted to the EU. I couldn't believe his open fear and hostility towards Islam and Turkey. I told him, "Dude, that's me." He expresses that there are already too many Pakistani Immigrants in the UK. He feels invaded. Pakistanis are "them".