Man Responds to Mosque Criticism

April 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

A Muslim man behind plans for a mosque in Lichfield says he is disappointed by some people's reaction to the idea.

More than 2,500 people have signed up to a Facebook group objecting to plans to build a mosque for Islamic worshippers in the Staffordshire city.

Mosque proposer Abdul Salam said the Muslim community had grown and he did not understand people's concerns.

Another Facebook group with more than 300 members has been set up in favour of the mosque.

Lichfield District Council said there were 245 Muslims recorded as living in Lichfield in 2001 according to the 2001 census, but it had not yet received a planning application for a mosque.