Mosque construction in France impaired because of financial concerns

This article in Le Monde suggests that mosque construction – that of minarets in particular – is largely impaired in France because of financial constraints, and less to public opinion. Of the country’s 2000 mosques, only a minority have minarets. The Grand Mosque of Marseille, currently under construction, includes plans for a 25 meter-high minaret. The addition is more difficulty when mosques are being financed by the communities themselves.

A Libération article points to how construction details is generally formed based on consensus with the local community.