Denmark: new Muslim cemetery

Denmark has launched a peace message to the Islamic world following the tensions for the Mohammed cartoon, by allowing the construction of a Muslim cemetery. Seven years after the formal request, the Ministry for Ecclesiastic Affairs has authorised the construction of a structure on 50 thousand square metres south of Copenhagen. "We are happy, it is a sign that Islam and the Muslims are part of Danish society and it expresses the tolerance that, I believe, characterises this government," commented Kasem Said Ahmad, president of the Danish Islamic Foundation for Burials, which owns the land. Local politicians opposed the cemetery. 80% of the Danish population belongs to the national Lutheran church.

Source: AGI online (English)

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