Mohamed Al Maimouni, a spokesperson for the Danish Islamic Council – which is behind the construction of Denmark's new grand mosque set to open tomorrow – is in hot water after saying that homosexuality is a "disease".
Al Maimouni, who earlier in the week lamented that the limited number of politicians taking part in the mosque opening celebration would compromise integration, said that homosexuality was wrong and should be considered an illness.
"Within Islam, homosexuality is wrong, of course," Al Maimouni told Jyllands-Posten newspaper. "It's considered an illness. In the Koran homosexuality is what we call 'haram' – forbidden."