Islamist media is reporting that the Copenhagen municipality has approved plans for a new mosque proposed by the Muslim faith group, Islamisk Trossamfund. According to the OnIslam report:
March 17, 2015 Cairo –Copenhagen municipality has approved plans for a new mosque, to be designed by a renowned Danish architect, offering the Muslim community a modern-looking house of worship.
”With the proposal being designed by Henning Larsen Architects, the mosque will become more accessible to the city, while one of Copenhagen’s slightly forgotten districts receives a new architectonic pearl,” Morten Kabell, the city’s deputy mayor for technical and environmental issues, told the Copenhagen Post on Tuesday, March 17.
Proposed by the Muslim faith group, Islamisk Trossamfund, the new mosque will replace a current mosque located on the corner of Dortheavej and Tomsgårdsvej in the Nordvest district of the city.
According to the application, it will be designed by the renowned architect firm Henning Larsen Architects.
A local planning proposal is expected to be ready in August, after which it will be sent to a hearing before being sent to the citizenry representation, which is expected to take place in February 2016.
”It shows the younger generation that they are welcome here, while still respecting the older generation,” Imran Shah, a spokesperson for Islamisk Trossamfund, told TV2.
“There are so many lovely underlying signals in this project.”
According to a report by a Danish scholar, the islamisk Trossamfund had formerly been associated with its imam Abu Laban, now deceased, and once described by a Danish newspaper as the best known imam in Denmark who “had connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.” According to another report authored by the GMBDW editor, during the 2005-2006 Danish cartoon crisis, Abu Laban had been instrumental in organizing delegations of Danish Muslims to Muslims countries where they were reported to have shown additional inflammatory cartoons never published in Danish media along with a booklet making false claims about oppression of Muslims in Denmark.
The current status of the Islamisk Trossamfund with respect to the Muslim Brotherhood is unknown but it should be noted that the recently rleased UAE list of terror organizations includes the Islamiske Trossamfund.