Up until now, mosques in Copenhagen have been placed in existing and often anonymous buildings. Many of them are called ‘basement mosques’. But it seems that the money has now begun flowing, and that the Muslim voters finally made politicians see the positive in granting them rights to build their Islamic control centers. Remember that Muhammad used mosques as a base of operations for conquest of the surrounding areas, and that it is a well-established historical practice in Islam to build large mosques as an assertion of Muslim presence, power and supremacy.
Four new mosques on their way in Copenhagen: Rovsingegade, Vibevej, Dortheavej and Amager (probably Njalsgade, where some people back in 2006 poured pig’s blood on the ground in an obviously unsuccessful attempt to prevent the construction of the mosque). Three of them (Rovsingegade, Vibevej, Dortheavej) will be in NÃ¸rrebro.
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Translated from Danish by Nicolai Sennels, Jyllands-Posten March 19: “Mosque with minaret at NÃ¸rrebro“:
Denmark’s first mosque with a minaret is very likely to stand in NÃ¸rrebro in Copenhagen.Denmark’s first minaret will stand at NÃ¸rrebro. The Danish Islamic Council is building the mosque at Rovsingsgade. The mosque will be a discreet building with a dome and a 20 meter high tower, designed by architect Metin Aydin.
The mosque will be equipped with a 20-meter high minaret — a slender tower, whose primary task is to call the faithful to prayer — and will be build on the corner of Rovsingsgade and Vingelodden at outer NÃ¸rrebro.
The building plans are confirmed by the Copenhagen City Center for Urban Design, which has also had open debates with the mosque’s future neighbours, according to local media 2200N.dk.
The residents will not be disturbed by sounds from the minaret, since it will not be used to call to prayer, but is intended as a sculpture.
Thus it seems that the already planned construction of a mosque with two minarets at Vibevej (2 km from Rovsingegade), a little further south in the Copenhagen Northwest district, will be overtaken.
Here existing buildings are already demolished and the land is thus being made ready for mosque construction, writes the NÃ¸rrebro internet newspaper.
But even though the mosque in NÃ¸rrebro is yet in the final stages of planning, it could be finished first — in just a few months — since it will partially be located in existing buildings.
Behind the building of the mosque is the Danish Islamic Council, which plans a discreet building with a dome — and the characteristic minaret.
Earlier plans for mosque building attracted much attention, but in this case a design that will make construction relatively discreet is chosen.
‘The building’s purpose and its appearance can be accommodated into the municipality’s local building plan that’s already in the area, but the tower requires dispensation from the local plan,’ says architect Jens Jacob Bier Call, Centre for Urban Design at Copenhagen, to 2200N.dk.
‘It is a building which has modern Nordic style in itself, so it is not entirely Islamic, and I think that it looks nice, he says.’
Translated from Danish by Nicolai Sennels, Jyllands-Posten March 19: “NÃ¸rrebro is where Denmark’s first mosque with a minaret will be – but without the call to prayer“:
In addition to the mosque on Vibevej in the Northwest district there are also plans to build a mosque at Dortheavej, close to the new youth center (the Antifacists’ headquarters), 2200N.dk has heard. However, here the group behind the construction is still in the initial planning phase. Also, the City Council of Copenhagen agreed in 2011 that there will be construction of a mosque on Amager (another part of Copenhagen).