UK: 'Mosque on Christian site' - rumour quashed

UK: 'Mosque on Christian site' - rumour quashed

AN internet story claming a mosque was being built on a Christian-run centre has turned out to be fake.

More than 1,500 people protested on a Facebook page opposing ‘plans’ to demolish the YMCA building, in Lisieux Way, Taunton, to build “a giant mosque”.

But the YMCA, which owns the building, and the landowners say the Christian charity is there for the long haul.

And a colleague of the man purported to have started the rumour said the site was a ‘clone’ and nothing to do with him.

A YMCA spokesman said he was aware of the Facebook group and concerns about the future of the facility, which hosts sports, activities and meetings, including Islamic worship.

He added: “We’d like to reassure the community there are no plans to demolish Taunton YMCA.

“It owns outright the premises and currently has 67 years remaining on the lease of the land, owned by Taunton Deane Council.


Source: Somerset County Gazette

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