Islamic Centre Planned for Town

November 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Muslims who rent halls for social gatherings and prayers have set up a charitable trust to raise money for a permanent Islamic centre.

Members of the West Wales Islamic Cultural Association hope to establish a community centre in Carmarthen.

They have identified a building and raised more than £60,000 towards their £150,000 target.

Spokesman Khalid Latif Khan said: "For the people who have made Carmarthen their home, they need a place."

He added: "We have now got a sizeable Muslim community in Carmarthen - many have been here for a good five or 10 years and most are British now.

"Our aim is a bit more than a mosque - we need a community centre so we can do all activities."