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Colliers Wood mosque opens doors to politicians

Colliers Wood mosque opens doors to politicians

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Wednesday October 28 2009

Another instance of a mosque playing its role as a hub of community life and activity is displayed in the example of Darul Amaan Trust Mosque in Colliers Wood, which hosted a meeting with Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond (pictured left) and London MEP Syed Kamall (pictured right) to discuss local and national issues.

Around 500 worshippers met the local politicians at the mosque in Colliers Wood last week. Topics discussed included crime, terrorism, unemployment and the families of soldiers in Afghanistan, as well as issues of local concern to the mosque community – car parking and facilities for Eid prayers.

As a general election looms, the use of mosques to complement other public squares in which citizens discuss political issues and connect with local MPs and MEPs is to be commended.

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