World Bulletin / News Desk
Muslims in Sweden eye a giant mosque in the 'million program' district of Tensta to meet their need to the vaste capacity asssociations.
A giant building (11,000 sqm) of Andalusian style is planned at the outskirts of the suburb, according to Metro International.
"There are lots of Muslims in northern Stockholm who today have to have to be content with going to associations [mosques] in cellars," said imam Abdel Karim Laallam of the Stockholm's Grand Mosque Foundation.
Swedish Muslims bought the land in the 1990s.
"We'll build a big mosque for them with place for 3,000 visitors," Laallam also reported.
The mosque will be funded by the son of former Saudi king Fahd, Prince Abdulazizi ben Fahd. The cost is estimated at 350-400 million Swedish Kroner.
The City Planning Department will make a decision on this in April, the report said.