A mosque in Copenhagen's Nordvest district is approaching completion and, with its minaret and dome, will be Denmark's first "real" mosque.

So says Mohamed al Mainouni, the media spokesperson for Dansk Islamisk Råd, the organisation responsible for building the mosque.

"The minaret and done are two important aspects of the mosque," al Mainouni told Jyllands-Posten newspaper. "They have an important symbolic meaning and demonstrate that we have a proper place to be and that we are recognised."

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