To battle Islamophobia, UK says #VisitMyMosque

London: Seeking to counter the growing tide of Islamophobia in the UK and across Europe, about 90 mosques in Britain hosted an “open day” yesterday to explain the faith of Islam “beyond the hostile headlines.”

The initiative, launched last year by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), attracted more than double participating mosques this year and is aimed at countering what the MCB describes as “hostile headlines” on the faith.

Mosques in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, Plymouth and Canterbury are among those participating in the #VisitMyMosque programme.

During the open day, introductions to Islam and explanations on Muslim community activities were offered, as well as opportunities to see prayers and guided tours.

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