Muslim nursing homes expected in Denmark within four years

The umbrella organization ‘The Muslim Council of Denmark’ wishes to establish nursing homes for elderly Muslims. The nursing homes will serve food prepared according to Muslim practices and holidays such as Ramadan and Eid will be celebrated. The council hopes to open the first nursing home for Muslims within two to four years. A Jewish nursing home already exists in Denmark. However, several politicians are skeptical towards the plans of Muslim nursing home but the responsible minister, minister for Social Affairs Benedikte Kiær, says there is no hindrance to establish a Muslim nursing: “The law about free nursing homes is created to make it possible to create nursing homes with specific values” she says.

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