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Academic defends integration efforts of Danish Muslims
A mosque in Nørrebro has announced it is actively looking to promote integration by building bridges between Islam and Danish society.
The statement from the Hamad Bin Khalifa Mosque on Rovsingegade follows a difficult week for Danish Muslims in which a poll conducted by YouGov for MetroXpress revealed that 50 percent of the population want a limit on the number of Muslims living in Denmark – some 250,000 according to recent estimates.
The finding is a worrying one for Jørgen Bæk Simonsen, a professor at Copenhagen University, who argues that mosques like Hamad Bin Khalifa have been promoting integration for decades.
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