Leaders at Hartlepool mosque where trip was cancelled say it is a ‘safe place’.
Leaders at Hartlepool mosque where trip was cancelled say it is a ‘safe place’ Nasir Mosque in Hartlepool. 17:49Monday 12 June 2017 Leaders at a Hartlepool mosque say that all are welcome to come and visit in safety after parents of children due to go on a school visit cancelled the trip. A group of youngsters from a County Durham school were due to visit Nasir Mosque in the town this month.
But after recent terrorist killings in Manchester and London, the scheduled trip to the place of worship, in Brougham Terrace, was cancelled. The school itself had no concerns but parental consent was needed for the visit to go ahead, with some parents reported as saying they feared for their children.
Now, Bilal Atkinson, who is the regional president of Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK which runs the mosque, has told the Mail that anyone visiting the site is welcome and that parents have nothing to fear from their children going there.
“We have had over 13,500 children visit the mosque since we opened 12 years ago,” said Mr Atkinson.
“There have been no complaints during that whole time.”
Nearly all of the senior police officers, MPs, mayors and other councillors have visited as well. “It’s a safe place.”
Mr Atkinson added that leaders at the… read more at source.