Thursday, November 27, 2014   

Qatar bankrolls Denmark's first 'real' mosque
(06-19 15:03)

Denmark's largest purpose-built mosque, including the country's first minaret, opens in Copenhagen's gritty northwest district after receiving a 150 million kroner (US$27.2 million) endowment from Qatar.
The longstanding political influence of the anti-immigrant Danish People's Party (DPP), as well as the row over Prophet Mohammed cartoons that led to deadly protests in Muslim countries have strained relations between Denmark's largest religious minority and the majority population.
After years of political wrangling and ''not in my backyard'' protests, Copenhagen's Muslim community is cheering the opening of the 6,700 square meter complex that will house a mosque, a cultural center, a television studio and a fitness center.
But sandwiched between a car dealership and a self-storage firm in a low income district, it is not quite the symbol of mainstream acceptance that many of Denmark's 200,000 Muslims had hoped for.--AFP
   
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