After 15 years of discussions and protests, Denmark's first Muslim-only cemetery is to open in Brndby around 10 miles south-west of Copenhagen. The Danish Islamic Burial Foundation has hailed the opening of the site as an important step in Danish-Islamic relations, giving Muslims equality with other major religions that have their own cemeteries in Denmark. Up till now most Muslims who have died in Denmark have been buried in special areas within Danish cemeteries, or taken abroad to be buried. An estimated 200,000 Muslims currently reside in Denmark.