The Urban Environment Division of the City of Helsinki has unanimously decided reject a proposal to build a grand mosque in Helsinki.

"The division unanimously decided to recommend to the city board that the grand mosque project should be abandoned. This is a good decision in light of the numerous problems and ambiguities related to the project in question," Atte Kaleva, a member of the Urban Environment Division, wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.

The Urban Environment Division thus decided contrary to the proposal of the rapporteur to recommend that the city board should not reserve a land plot for conducting a further assessment of the proposal to build a grand mosque and activity centre in Hanasaari, Helsinki.

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