Al-Quds Mosque Hamburg
|Al Quds Masjid Hamburg|
|Location||St. Georg, Hamburg, Hamburg
The mosque opened in 1993, and was run by the Taiba German-Arab Cultural Association. It occupied a three-story building near the Hamburg Hauptbahnhof rail station in a red-light district, in the St. Georg section of Hamburg.
Unlike many other mosques in Hamburg which cater to Persians and the Turkish population, al-Quds served Hamburg's smaller Arab population. Under leadership of Iman Mohammed al Fizazi (fr), the mosque preached a version of Sunni Islam. Other leaders at the mosque have included Sheik Azid al Kirani.
2010 shut down
The mosque was shut down by German security officials in August 2010 amid suspicion that the mosque was again being used as a meeting place for Islamic extremists involved in the 2010 European terror plot.  German authorities discovered that 10 members of the mosque had traveled to the border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and Shahab D., an Iranian at the mosque, had joined the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.
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News related to German mosque used by September 11 militants closed at Wikinews
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