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Sunday April 14, 2013 05:55:43 PM, IINA

Stockholm: Fittja mosque in the suburbs of Stockholm has been given the green light to issue Friday prayer calls from its minaret, the first mosque to do so in Sweden, police said Thursday.

Im really happy and grateful, Ismail Okur, the head of the Islamic Association in the Botkyrka municipality, told Swedish news agency TT.

 

The association had sought permission to issue Friday prayer calls from its mosque in the suburb of Fittja, part of the Botkyrka municipality.

 

Police said the Fittja mosque would be allowed to issue calls lasting three to five minutes between 12 noon and 1:00 p m. on Fridays, though strict regulations would govern the placement of the speakers.

 

Information must also be provided to nearby residents, police said.

 

The mosque was built in 2007.






 

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