Mosque Plans in Doubt After Fire

September 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Police say "nothing has been ruled out" as the cause of a fire which destroyed a former church earmarked for conversion into a mosque in Lincoln.

Muslim leaders in Lincoln said the community was upset by the fire at St Matthew's Church on Boultham Park Road.

Police and fire experts have completed the first stage of their investigation.

Dr Rameez Zafar of the Islamic Association of Lincoln said: "Whether or not we will be able to have a mosque on this site now is not clear."