Community Gives Overwhelming Support to Swansea Mosque Plan

December 23, 2004

Source: BBC News

On December 23, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Fundraisers behind plans for a new mosque in a derelict church in Swansea say support for the project has been overwhelming from people in the city. They have condemned a British National Party (BNP) leaflet opposing it and believe the Muslim community centre would strengthen race relations... Mr [Arjan] Ali [one of the project coordinators for the mosque] said the leaflet, which the BNP claims to have posted to about 1,000 homes around the mosque, had caused offence among Muslims and non-Muslims alike... 'I have been surprised by the strength of support from the non-Muslim community since it appeared. There is wide support for what we are doing,' [Ali said.]"

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