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British Mosques To Open Doors To Tackle Islamophobia

New figures show Muslims constitute 3.1 million of the UK’s population of 64 million

Over 80 British mosques around the country will be participating in the second annual ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day on February 07 in a bid to tackle rising Islamophobia.

The mosques across the UK will be sharing tea and refreshments alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of busy Muslim centres of worship.

According to Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) statement #VisitMyMosque Day aims to provide a platform for Muslims to reach out to fellow Britons and explain their faith and community beyond the hostile headlines. It said that local mosques will also be inviting inter-faith leaders as well, and all will be asked to come together to demonstrate unity and solidarity during what has been a tense time for faith communities.

“It’s an opportunity for Muslims in the UK to put themselves out there and reach out to their local neighbours,” the statement said. The visitors will be welcomed to ask questions, go on guided tours and have tea and snacks with volunteers and those who run the mosques.

Muslims constitute 3.1 million of the UK’s population of 64 million. Around half of British Muslims are born in the UK.

An open-door mosque event was also organised last year in Britain with only 15 mosques participating. Earlier in January, France held a similar open-door event to encourage integration.

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