Denmark Bans Foreign Funding of Mosques


The Danish Parliament has approved a new law that bans foreign governments from financing mosques in Denmark. The measure is aimed at preventing Muslim countries, particularly Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, from promoting Islamic extremism in Danish mosques and prayer facilities. Denmark joins a growing list of European countries - including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland - which have taken varying degrees of action to prevent foreign governments from financing the construction and upkeep of mosques on their territories.

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