It is becoming increasingly difficult to win permission to build new mosques in the Netherlands because of public opposition, the Muslim lobby group CMO said on Tuesday.

Not only are people living close to the planned location more likely to protest, but the mosque management do little to motivate public support, the CMO said.

The organisation is aware of problems in at least 10 local authority areas, including Zoetermeer, Groningen and Assendelft.

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