British mosques open their doors for public tours

Muslim leaders aim to defeat Islamophobia by showing that their religion forms an integral part of the UK's identity.

    Dealing with Islamophobia is a daily reality for some Muslims in Britain.

    This was highlighted when a number of mosques in London received threatening letters and emails in the wake of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper in Paris.

    The Muslim Council of Britain is doing its best to change any negative public perceptions by inviting the general public to attend mosques and learn more about Islam and its followers.

    Al Jazeera’s Tim Friend reports from central London. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    FGM: The last cutting season

    FGM: The last cutting season

    Maasai women are spearheading an alternative rite of passage that excludes female genital mutilation.

    'No girl is safe': The mothers ironing their daughters' breasts

    Victims of breast ironing: It felt like 'fire'

    Cameroonian girls are enduring a painful daily procedure with long lasting physical and psychological consequences.

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.