SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – 20 UK mosques opened their doors to the public on Sunday (1 Feb.). Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Shuja Shafi, told Sky News: “We thought it was important that non-Muslims look at what happens behind the doors at mosques, and demystify if there are any worries.
“Because of the ‘negative publicity’ of Islam and the perception, it was important to open the doors so people could come and look at it themselves and see what happens.
“Mosques are not just places of worship. They are a hub for the community. People can see a wide range of activities and this demonstration will help community cohesion.”