UK: Muslim leader calls to prepare for growing community
A NEWMARKET Muslim leader has appealed to town organisations and residents to work with its growing community, which is set to triple over the next two years.
Ahsan Mohammed, chairman of the Newmarket and District Muslim Cultural and Welfare Association and the town's Mosque Committee, said he was already working with the town's police and ther agencies to develop good community relations.
Many members of the Muslim community have come to Newmarket to work in the racing industry.
"The Muslim community in Newmarket is not temporary and transient but a permanent one," said Mr Mohammed.
"The work riders and grooms will continue to make a major contribution to the thoroughbred industry as the future generations will in many years to come.
"With the arrival of wives and children I have no doubt that the Muslim community will triple over the next two years as a result of individuals being eliigible for indefinite leave to remain.
"My concern is that Newmarket may not have the infrastructure to cope with this development.
"I have therefore started discussions with all the support agencies to make people aware, with a view to working together for a happier and prosperous Newmarket."
Source: New Market Journal h/t Counter Jihad