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A Muslim association is planning to construct a luxurious mosque in canton Fribourg. The five-storey building will house two prayer rooms, a school, a fitness centre and a swimming pool. Its funding remains a mystery.

According to La Liberté newspaper, the Fribourg Mosques Association is collecting funds to build a mosque on a "pharaonic" scale and the project is "shrouded in mystery". The exact location and date of inauguration is not known.

"The project is meant for all Muslims in the canton without any distinction," says the association's website. According to information available online, the five-storey building will house two prayer rooms – one for men and one for women – on the ground floor and first floor. Classrooms will occupy the second floor while a fitness centre with a hammam and swimming pool will be on the third floor. The top two floors have been described as "investment spaces".


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