The construction of a new mosque in the Nordvest district is expected to begin in 2017 and will be funded by private "no strings attached" donations, the Islamic Society in Denmark said.

The Islamic Society in Denmark has begun to accept donations for the construction of a third mega-mosque in Copenhagen.

The project is expected to cost 80 million kroner, and while organization spokesman was not willing to disclose how close the group has come to reaching that funding target, he did tell Berlingske that "we are well on our way".

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