Iranians involved in funding Copenhague’s mosque

Iranian financial backing prompts calls from politicians to halt building of mosque in the capital.

The new mosque to be built on Vibevej in Copenhagen’s North West district will be partially funded by Iranian sponsors, reports Kristeligt Dagblad newspaper.

The project is being headed by the Shia Muslim organisation Ahlul Bait and is expected to cost 50 million kroner. It was previously thought that the mosque would be funded solely by private donations from Danish Muslims.

…Integration spokespeople from both the Liberal and opposition Social Democrat parties have called for greater transparency when it comes to financing religious projects to ensure religious extremists and radicals are not involved.

via Islam in Europe: Copenhagen: Iranians involved in funding mosque.

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