#VisitMyMosque: UK Muslims open doors to Britons to fight bigotry
Feb.6, London: More than100 mosques around the UK threw open their doors to Britons as part of an initiative to counter misconceptions about the Muslim community.
More than 150 mosques took part in the "Visit My Mosque" project on Sunday afternoon, drawing crowds of curious visitors.
The event, organised by the Muslim Council of Great Britain (MCB), promised to answer attendees' questions. Visitors of all faiths and none were welcomed, and no subject was considered off limits.
At the Paigham-e-Islam mosque in Birmingham, Britain's second-biggest city, conversations focused on Islamic law, known as Sharia, Muslims' views of Jesus and what mosques were doing to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group.
Tea and South Asian pastries were on offer for those who attended, as well as mosque tours and explanations of Islamic prayer rituals.
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, took part in the event by visiting his local mosque in Finsbury Park, north London.
The Oslo Times International News Network