Helsinki Mayor Jan Vapaavuori admitted in an ISTV interview that his choice is to significantly lessen the mosque’s likelihood of being constructed.
A blistering number of votes for the incoming mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, (National Coalition Party) intends to work extra hard to ensure that a grand mosque will not be built in the capital.
– I have never changed my position on the election night. I have the same positions after the election than before them. I think this kind of mosque is not needed in Helsinki. It is clear that for my part I will be working against it, that such a mosque will not be built in Helsinki. Ultimately, the council will decide, said Vapaavuori.
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