COPENHAGEN - Denmark's Muslim Council says it is trying to raise funds to build Copenhagen's first purpose-built mosque after the project was given the green light .The City Council approved the plans late Thursday, overruling objections by the anti-immigration Danish People's Party . Denmark's Muslim Council said Friday it's trying to raise up to 200 million kroner ($36.56 million) for the Sunni mosque .Since the 1970s, Muslim immigrants have discussed building a grand mosque in the capital, but plans have been held back by disputes mainly over funding .Now a plot of land about half-a-mile (1 kilometre) from City Hall Square has been designated for the project .Muslims make up an estimated 4 percent of Denmark's 5.5 million residents .

Source : Associated Press


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