And they should be.
“It will be used by deeply religious people who live and breathe for the Koran’s message, and if you look at who has paid for the mosque, there are many reasons to make sure that the activities [in the mosque] conform to Danish law,” Ebbesen added.
They better be concerned, (they shouldn’t have allowed it at all) there are plenty of ‘devout Muslims around the world to draw comparisons from.
City politicians to skip mosque opening
Qatar’s funding of Denmark’s largest mosque a continued cause for concern
Workers install Denmark’s first minaret on the mosque on Rovsingsgade (Photo: Scanpix)
January 14, 2014
Copenhagen’s deputy mayor for culture, Carl Christian Ebbesen (DF), will not attend the opening of Denmark’s largest mosque in May.
The mosque is being built on Rovsingsgade in Østerbro using a 150 million kroner grant from the former ruling emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.
While Mohamed Al Maimouni – a spokesperson for Dansk Islamisk Råd (Danish Islamic Council), which is responsible for building the mosque – has previously told The Copenhagen Post that the donation will not impact the mosque’s religious line, city politicians are not convinced.
“It is very disappointing that Copenhagen has allowed the construction of a monument that represents deeply conservative Islamic beliefs,” Ebbesen told Politiken newspaper.
More here. H/T: Fjordman