The National Coalition candidate, Jan Vapaavuori is dead set against it, while the Greens candidate, Anne Sinnemäki has in principle nothing against it.
According to on of the NC MP’s watching the debate, Vapaavuori sealed his victory. “Vapaavuori, seals the victory. The mosque feeds radicalism, the Danish example proves it.”
Helsinki Grand Mosque, candidates for mayor share opinions in ISTV’s duel
Candidates for mayor shared opinions on planned Helsinki Grand Mosque in ISTV’s duel debate,
The candidates for mayor clearly had a divided opinion, while the audience raised the question envisaged for the Helsinki grand mosque.
Vapaavuori was against it, Sinnemäki didnot see major obstacles for the grand mosque.
According to Sinnemäki there are thirty mosques in Helsinki, which do not have a proper mosque.
– I do not have (the construction of large mosque) a final position. In principle, the mosque can be built, Sinnemäki said in ISTV’s dual debate.
Vapaavuori was not warming to the thought of building a large mosque at all.
– I do not support a grand mosque in Helsinki, regardless of who funds it, Vapaavuori said in ISTV’s debate.